Petite Stationed Ruby and Diamond Bracelet Jewelry in 18k Rose Gold
Material: Solid 18Kt Gold-Rose
Ruby:Genuine 100% Natural
Approximate Weight: 1.29g-1.35g
Diamond Weight: 0.01-0.20ct
Revered as the most superior of all gems, Ruby is well known for
its dazzling color. The red blush of Ruby is commonly associated
with love, passion and power. Apart from its captivating color, the
fiery and charismatic gem is desired for its outstanding luster,
rarity and excellent durability.
Ancients held rubies in highest esteem in terms of virtue; one
whose value surpassed even that of diamond. The momentous worth of
Ruby can be inferred from the historic event when the Chinese
Emperor, Kublai Khan, offered an entire city in exchange for a
sizeable ruby stone.
For many decades, India was believed to be ruby’s classical country
of origin. Its history has been recorded and passed down through
prominent works of Indian literature. The term ‘corundum’, used
today, is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘kuruvinda’. In Sanskrit
writings, ruby is known as ratanraj, “the king of gemstones”.
Ruby is a gemstone embedded deeply in history. Rubies have been
prized possession of many houses of royalty. The crown of Charles
IV of Luxembourg from the 1300s was adorned with a ruby stone that
was a colossal 250 carats. There is mention of the stone in the
Prophet Isaiah’s book of prophecy, the book of Job, in the Proverbs
and the Bible. Marco Polo also discussed ruby in his writings.
Owning to its rich red color, ruby has been described as ‘a drop of
the heart’s blood of Mother Earth’ in the Orient.
Apart from its association with love and power, ruby was believed
to balance vital life forces and enhance vigor and energy. Some
people considered it as a representation of the sun while others
believed it to bring represent courage, healing and inspiration.
Legend reveals that warriors implanted rubies beneath their skin to
bring bravery in battle and guard them from enemy strikes. As a
lucky charm, ruby would inform its owner against danger or tragedy.
In powder form, it was believed to ensure good health, cure
diseases, prevent bleeding and bring peace in some ancient
The most recognized source of finest quality rubies is Burma, now
known as Myanmar. The ruby mines of Myanmar date back to many
centuries. Rubies extracted from the mines in Mogok are of a
stunning red color, often described as “pigeon’s blood”. Myanmar is
also the source of deep pink-red rubies which are equally vibrant
and gorgeous. When exposed to sunlight, many of the rubies from
Burma exhibit a strong fluorescence, which intensifies their
Rubies of varying color, quality and characteristics are found in
different parts of the world. Apart from Burma, prominent sources
of ruby are Thailand, Africa, Australia, the USA, Cambodia,
Afghanistan, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Kenya.
Thailand is the world’s central ruby trading center. Most rubies go
through Thailand for cutting and marketing during the trading
cycle. Bangkok is the hub of ruby buyers.
Due to the high demand and limited supply of the ravishing red
stone, new sources of ruby are always received with much
The formation of ruby is as mysterious and unique as the gemstone
itself. Geologists have not been able to come with a definite
explanation as to how ruby is formed, making the existence of this
king of stones a significant geological miracle.
Rubies are a red variety of transparent corundum, the hardest
mineral after diamond. Corundum is composed of tightly packed
aluminum and oxygen atoms. Apart from its impure form, corundum
occurs in a transparent form which includes ruby and sapphire. The
bright hues of red appear when a few of the aluminum atoms are
substituted by small traces of chromium. The formation requires a
natural environment with an ideal mixture of aluminum oxide,
accurate temperature, accurate pressure and exceptionally low
silicon content in the earth’s crust.
The abundance of silica and iron and rarity of chromium in the
earth’s crust makes it is a geological wonder as to how rubies were
able to avoid the abundant elements and find some chromium.
The element composition of ruby is aluminum oxide (Al 2 O3). On
Mohs scale its rigidity is 9.
Ruby stones are composed of aluminum oxide and chromium as well as
very small traces of other elements – depending on origin. The
scarcity of the ruby its finest quality and clarity can be
attributed to the rarity of the coloring element, chromium.
All natural rubies have flaws in them, including color impurities
and inclusions caused by very fine needles of rutile. These
inclusions display a magnificent glossy shine, the so-called ‘silk’
of the ruby and help distinguish natural ruby from synthetics. The
inclusions increase the rarity and value of the stone. If such
rubies are cut as half-dome shaped cabochons, the product is a
six-spiked shape, called the Star Ruby.