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Ruby, the gem stone ruled by Sun

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Ruby, the gem stone ruled by Sun

Ruby

Ruby is the gem stone ruled by Sun. In Sanskrit, Ruby is called ratnaraj. It occurs as Red and transparent variety of mineral corundum. It is a very brilliant, hard, durable and wearable stone. The qualities of Ruby is purity of colour, heavy specific gravity, coldness of touch, flawless and transparent clarity, brilliance and good proportions. The color ranges from pigeon blood red, bluish red to yellowish red. Red is the cosmic colors transmitted by Rubies. A Ruby is a symbolic beauty, health, love, passion and friendship. It makes a person bold and courageous and eliminates depression. It enhances name and fame. It fosters integrity, devotion, happiness, healing, courageous, romance and passion. It also evokes warmth, inspiration, prosperity, high energy and leadership ability.

Ruby Characteristics

Species: Corundum

Transparency: Transparent

Color: Red, Pink and oringish-voletish-purplish-pinkish-blackish-red

Refractive Index 1.763-1.770

Birefringence: 0.008

Pleocheroism: Strong dichorism

Crystal system: Hexagonal

Optic character: Doubly refractive

Specific gravity: 4.00

Mohs hardness: 9

Dispersion: 0.018

Flourasense: Long wave-weak to strong red

Identifying visual Finger print inclusions, hexagonal growth lines, silk and strait branding characters

Sources: Persian Gulf, Burma, Venezuela, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia & Vietnam

Other uparatnas: Red Spinel, Red Garnet, Rube let


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