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9 Interesting Facts About Ruby As A Birthstone

9 Interesting Facts About Ruby As A Birthstone

There is no better way to show your love if she’s celebrating her birthday in July than by giving her a ruby gemstone. Ruby is the traditional birthstone for all people who were born in the month of July.

It is one of the most valued coloured gemstones. In fact, large rubies can cost more than diamonds with equivalent sizes and are more difficult to find compared to other most recognized precious stones like diamonds, emeralds, and sapphire.

On top of that, rubies are said to excite the senses and can guarantee health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love.

There are other interesting facts that you can learn about rubies, try to take a look below:

Ruby Fact#1
Ruby comes from the Latin word “rubens” which means red.

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Ruby Fact#2
Ruby is made of corundum. It is harder compared to any natural gemstones except diamond, which means that it is durable enough to be worn ruby everyday.

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Ruby Fact#3
The Bible mentioned 4 times that rubies are also associated with beauty and wisdom.

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Ruby Fact#4
Ruby gets its color from the trace amount of mineral chromium. It has varying shades from rich darkish red to pigeon blood and pinkish red.

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Ruby Fact#5
The finest rubies have been mined in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), where the term “Burmeses ruby” started.

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Ruby Fact#6
In Hindu tradition, Rubies were associated with passion, power, and protection. It was also believed that it has curative elements and are used to improve blood circulation.

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Ruby Fact#7
Ancient Hindus called the Rubies “Rajnapura” or the “The King of Gems”. It was believed that the stone radiated a warmth and luminosity from an internal fire.

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Ruby Fact#8
Rubies are also a traditional gift for people who are celebrating the 15th or the 40th anniversary.

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Ruby Fact#9
One of the leading ruby mining and production hubs is Thailand; other leading places are Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and India.

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