Connoisseurs or some serious gem collectors are always on a look out for precious diamonds and colored gemstones. They are those people who possess some extravagant boxes full of carefully stored kaleidoscopic sparkles. In addition, those chromatic gemstones boast of good price tags since they are being achieved after much persuasion.
Amongst topmost demanded gemstones like sapphire, diamond, emerald, ruby is also a part of the acknowledged ones.
Gem collectors in past mistook red spinel as ruby. Due to lack of modern techniques of detection and strikingly similar physical properties of both stones, spinel was named as ruby. Apart from spinel, there are various many other mineral types which resemble red and pink color, warming hearts.
Red gems occur in wide range in slightly different hues and shades. Need not be ruby, knowingly, these are sold by jewelers to suit and please every taste and budget. Rubellite is a red tourmaline which possesses same rich and intense red gleam like ruby.
According to ICA (International Colored Gemstone Association), rubellites belong to multi-colored family of tourmalines. Other sparkling siblings of red tourmaline are green, yellow, and blue tourmalines. Most coveted and valued becomes the red specimen which is seen ranging from amazing red to lovely pink.
Moreover, since due to their pleochroism, color change phenomenon, is prevalent in daylight and artificial incandescence. However, this property is not a trait of an actual rubellite. A true rubellite flashes its most intense ruddy hue as efficiently in daylight as in artificial lights.
Rhodolite Garnet, has a pretty well hardness of 7- 7.5 Mohs’ on scale. This is a physical property which separates it from other gemstone types of this caliber. Mosaic-like family of garnets actually celebrates the most coveted color red into them.
Keeping a pace with fashion trend and style, red garnets are available in ample supply. However, very less people know about this wonderfully deep-red gemstone, often coming across in antique jewelry.
The magical family of beryl comes with striking gemstones like aquamarine, emerald, and morganite. Red Beryl, also known as bixbite, has a hardness of 7.5-8 Mohs.
However, red beryl boasts to be rarest form of beryl. Color palette ranges from shades like orange -red to purplish-red with medium hints. This translucent to opaque gemstone has a vitreous luster & is a gem for astrological signs of Taurus and Aries.
Spinel, a stunningly superb, crimson look alike of ruby, comes in much sought after hue of ruby red. Pure Spinels are pure but playful intervention of various earthly elements within the crystal result in other colors seen as red, pink, violet, blue, green, orange, yellow, white, and black.
The British Imperial Crown jewel flaunts ‘Black Prince’s Ruby which actually is a red spinel.
Interestingly, ruby is such a religiously followed gemstone which allures men and women with its wonderful dazzle of red. Especially, Angara’s exquisite offering, ruby earrings, make a great choice of jewelry for women of today, who like to adorn themselves with true authentic, hued gemstones, available at favorable prices.
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