Ruby is one of the most significant gems in history. It has been known to mankind since ancient times. Its glory as a royal stone has been imperishable since the beginning of history. In all probability, the association of rubies with the month of July is partly due to the connection between the color red and summer.
FACTS ABOUT RUBY
The name ruby comes from the Latin word for red. Its specific color is usually associated with the saturation of the blood, the warmth of the sun and the brilliance of the fire. Most of the beliefs and supernatural powers attributed to rubies are derived from them. Ancient people once called the ruby "the stone of kings" and "the most precious of the 12 precious stones created by God." They were believed to bring good luck and divine protection to the warriors. The association with the sun and fire brought a special homage to the ruby as a stone of the life-giving forces of nature and the passion from which life is born.
Over the centuries, its value has established and even grown. In Christendom, it is one of the "cardinal stones", often inlaid with gold rings and decorative ornaments. Gold rings with rubies were also worn by royalty and rulers as a symbol of their sole power and right to rule. The ceremonial crowns are inlaid with rubies so that they go on the red robes of the monarch.
Ruby is a variation of the mineral corundum, as is sapphire. This stone is the third hardest in nature after diamond and musanite. The red color is due to the content of chromium, and the shade varies from pink to deep red. Ruby is a rare stone. Ruby jewelry is usually made of stones up to 3 carats. The most common are earrings with rubies and rings with rubies. Rubies are often combined with diamonds and other colored stones, with the emphasis on the red glow.
RUBY JEWELERY AND LOVE
The bright red color of rubies makes them inextricably linked to love. However, this love is not destructive, but creative. It is the complete surrender of two people in body and spirit. This love is stable and unshakable, gives birth to life and motivates a person to courage and ingenuity.
This is one of the colorful gems that are often placed in engagement rings, along with sapphire, emerald and amethyst. It is believed that an engagement ring with a ruby is given as a symbol of unquenchable passion and eternal love between the future bride and groom. In addition, according to tradition, jewelry with rubies is given as a gift for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversary .
CARE JEWELERY CARE
Ruby is a hard and durable stone. However, any high quality jewelry requires care. Avoid contact between jewelry with rubies and chemicals, detergents, cosmetics and perfumes. They can damage not only the stone but also the hardware. Keep your ruby jewelry separate from other jewelry, as hard stones can hurt them. Cleaning is done with lukewarm soapy water and a brush. It is a good idea to clean high-quality and designer ruby jewelry once a year by a professional jeweler.