Element of fire and representation of sun, Ruby is one of the most gratifying gemstone ever. Its intensity and depth come from its red color. Red is known to evoke range of conflicting emotions from love to rage. In whatever form, red is indulging as it is the first color perceived by man. What’s alluring about ruby is that this fascinating gemstone captures the beauty of red in its illuminating vitreous body. When engraved in jewelry it looks like a mystic energy confined within metal with its aura trying to reveal its presence.
As gemstone, ruby symbolizes brilliance, optimism, royalty, good fortune and confidence. However it’s mostly perceived as a symbol of love. While sapphire stands for faith and purity in love, ruby signifies the passion and romance side of it.
Nothing could be more desirable than a bright red ruby ornamented in gold to stir deep settled emotions. Its heady spark travels within to trigger something that has been untouched for a while. As a recipe to rejuvenate passion and intensity of love, ruby is presented as a gift for 15th and 40th wedding anniversary.
Although contemporary designs tend to bring the best of ruby with both yellow gold as well as white colored precious metals, yellow gold happens to be its preferable blend. The sparkling rich yellow color of gold emphasizes red, complimenting its look and luster. A solitaire ruby ring in yellow gold can help you convey beyond words fostering your love all through the span of your relationship.
To assort best of the best one should know how to grade gemstones they are purchasing. Like other colored precious gems ruby is also primarily graded on the basis of its color. The ideal color for ruby is pigeon blood red. Pigeon blood rubies, as referred by locals, from mines of Myanmar are considered to be the finest quality of rubies. Other than red, rubies are also found with the secondary hues of orange, purple, violet and pink. Rubies with darker primary hue (red) are graded high. Almost all rubies undergo treatments for color alteration, improving transparency, healing fractures and the practice is acceptable. However one should be cautious of poor treatment procedures. Apart from color rubies are also judged based on their clarity and weight. Eye- clean rubies are considered flawless.
As far as type of jewelry is concerned ruby pendants looks equally flaunting as its looks ruby rings. Whether it is a band with rubies set in channel or an eloquent design made by ruby clusters it’s all very gracious.
Apart from being worn as an accessory ruby is highly regarded as a birth stone. Its healing powers also tend to add to its popularity. It’s also a preventive measure for heart diseases, typhoid and epilepsy.
So if your lady is over diamonds go rosy with ruby and indulge her in your love.
By Nidhi Nangia