Rubies can lead the highest price per carat in the world of colored stones. This makes ruby one of the most important gems in the colored stone market. Ruby is the birthstone for July and the gem for the 15th and 40th anniversaries. A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Rubies have a trigonal crystal system and a hardness rate of 9.0 mohs. The finest ruby is best described as being a vivid medium-dark toned red. Secondary hues add an additional complication. Pink, orange, and purple are the normal secondary hues in ruby. Of the three, purple is preferred because, firstly, the purple reinforces the red, making it appear richer.
About the Healing Properties of Rubies
Rubies have been considered as a talisman of passion, and its color suggest an inextinguishable flame. Rubies enhance the inner energy of the body and the soul, and it amplifies vitality in the whole anatomic system. Even though, is like the stone picks the user, and not the other way around because there have been many statements about people considered as "sensitive" or "highly irritable" that rubies are uncomfortable to wear. They are perfect though, to calm hyperactivity in some individuals. Rubies are known as powerful aphrodisiacs, due to its strong bond with passion and fire. Rubies can help increasing sensuality, to even lifting up the mystical communion. Thanks to these properties, they are perfect for deepening a couple's relationship, and it also encourages commitment and mutual closeness.They are also known to be great for reducing fear to the unknown and the paranormal, because of its inner inextinguishable flame.Rubies are also great for detoxing the body, encouraging self confidence, raising enthusiasm and speeding up body's metabolism.