Facts about Rubies

Interesting Facts about Ruby
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Interesting Facts about Rubies
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  • Fact 1 - Definition: Rubies are a transparent deep red variety of corundum which is used as a gemstone, or birthstone and in lasers. The Ruby is a member of the Corundum (aluminum oxide) family.

  • Fact 2 - The origin of the name Ruby is derived from the Latin word "ruber" which means "red" reflecting the color of the stone
  • Fact 3 - The most common color of Rubies is of a carmine red color which sometimes verge on violet
  • Fact 4 - The Ruby is the birthstone of the month of July which relates to the Zodiac Sign of Cancer. Cancer dates: June 22 - July 22
  • Fact 5 - The alternative Birthstones for Cancer are Emeralds, Sardonyx, Pearls and Moonstones
  • Fact 6 - The symbolism associated with Rubies is as follows:
    • Devotion

    • Integrity
    • Courage
    • Happiness
  • Fact 7 - Rubies are also the Wedding anniversary gemstone and are given as gifts for the 40th year of marriage
  • Fact 8 - Rubies come in a vast range of natural colors and shades including pinkish, purplish, orangey and brownish red depending on the chromium and iron content of the stone
  • Fact 9 - The color of rubies is mainly determined and caused by the gem's selective absorption of certain wavelengths of light called the body color.
  • Fact 10 - The colors of the Ruby gem consist of three components, the hue, tone and saturation:
    • The Hue which gives the first impression of the color

    • The Tone which relates to the the lightness or darkness of the color of the Ruby ranging from light to medium to dark
    • The saturation which relates to the intensity of the Ruby's color, which is measured from dull to strong to vivid
  • Fact 11 - The Ruby is a member of the Corundum (aluminum oxide) family. The name "corundum" is derived from the Tamil word "kuruntam" meaning "ruby"
  • Fact 12 - All gemstones, including Rubies, are graded by color, cut, clarity and carat weight
  • Fact 13 - The tradition of giving gifts of birthstone jewelry containing Rubies dates back many hundreds of years
  • Fact 14 - There are specific birthstones and gemstones, such as Rubies, which are traditionally given according to the month that a person is born
  • Fact 15 - Pure crystals of Ruby are used as gemstones. The Crystal structure of Rubies is Hexagonal (trigonal), dipyramidal

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