Good evening, I hope your Monday was good and you are ready for a new portion of history! Today I will tell you about a ruby stone.
History and Etymology:
Ruby stone is dedicated to the Sun. A Sanskrit word “Ratnarajah” means “the king of gems” and a word “ratnayyaka” means “a chief” among semi-precious stones. This stone has a special magical power.Ruby stone is a gem of experience, ownership of energy forces. Click To Tweet
It will help to overcome forces of darkness, to combat fear. It is a stone of real soul power. It suits best to those people who have already achieved something.
The first information about this crystal appeared in Indian writings, dated from 2300 BC. The greatest popularity ruby stone gained in the East, where since ancient times it was considered a precious stone. Ruby served as a mascot and a talisman for local residents. Basically, ruby stone was inserted into amulets and various kinds of jewelry.
”A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with sapphire, emerald and diamond”.
In European countries ruby stone was a patron of brave and courageous knights, faithful to their ideals. In Eastern countries this red gem was considered a dragon’s blood and symbolized the vital energy.People beleived that ruby stone brings strength, love and health. Click To Tweet
Natural Ruby:Natural ruby is the most expensive gemstone in the world. Click To Tweet
Ruby stone of perfect quality from Burma will cost more than a diamond, with the same quality and weight. That’s because large perfect ruby is a very rare phenomenon.
Minerals with rutile inclusions, that are looking like stars, are also very high valued. These stones are very rare and therefore expensive.
Shades of ruby color may be from pale pink to red-black. The most “correct” color is the “pigeon’s blood” (bright red with a violet tint). Such stones are the most unusual.
Since ancient times ruby stone has different healing properties: blood stopping, preserving memory, giving vivacity, joy and courage.People believed that ruby could protect against serious illnesses and also excite passions of love. Click To Tweet
As a therapeutic stone ruby is good in wearing for people who suffer from low blood pressure. If you wear a ruby stone – you can improve your sleep, appetite and general condition and also return your lost strength. It is not really good to wear this gem constantly, because it takes a lot of energy.
”Synthetic rubies have technological uses as well as gemological ones. Rods of synthetic ruby are used to make ruby lasers and masers. The first working laser was made by Theodore H. Maiman in 1960 at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California. Maiman used a solid-state light-pumped synthetic ruby to produce red laser light at a wavelength of 694 nanometers (nm)”.
”Imitation rubies are also marketed. Red spinels, red garnets, and colored glass have been falsely claimed to be rubies. Imitations go back to Roman times and already in the 17th century techniques were developed to color foil red—by burning scarlet wool in the bottom part of the furnace—which was then placed under the imitation stone”.
The highest amount that a person has ever paid for ruby stone was recorded on 15 February 2006. The famous London jeweler Laurence Graff paid an incredible, a record sum. 425,000 pounds for each carat of 8.62 carat ruby, which totals to 3.6 million. Laurence Graff framed that ruby stone into a Bulgari ring.
Modern designers are using rubies not only in jewelry and clothes, but also for very unusual things. For example, in Japan, people created a cake and studded with rubies weighing 90 carats. However, no one dared to purchase this work of culinary art for $ 3 million.
Ruby is a stone of fire. Ancient Egyptian and Arabian astrologers believed, that ruby stone is a mascot of Sagittarius, however modern jewelers often attribute it to Cancer zodiac sign (despite the fact that Cancer, as opposed to Sagittarius, is a sign of water rather than fire). But really both of these zodiac signs can wear jewelry with rubies. Ruby stone will help Sagittarius in the acquisition of power and sympathies of people around, and in case of Cancers – it will help to express feelings and to strengthen love.
Ruby makes a good person even better, it turns evil into a real villain, it helps noble and brave people to win victories and perform feats, and to ordinary people ruby stone gives happiness and love.
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