The precious Ruby stone which boosts energy, vitality and sensuality is found on a large scale in the city of Myanmar. One of the premium qualities of ruby is found. Before 1990, the upper area of Myanmar was believed to have the largest number of the mines of ruby, which gradually got drifted to the middle area of the city. Now the middle area of Myanmar possesses the largest number of mines of this precious stone, which is of high quality and has the rich pigeon red color.
The other major countries, where this precious stone is available in abundance are Nepal, Cambodia, India, Afghanistan, Australia, Namibia, Columbia, Japan, Scotland, Brazil and Pakistan. Other than these countries, ruby is also believed to be found in Srilanka, but in its lowest quality, possessing the light pink color.
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Termed as alpha alumina, the precious ruby is considered to be one of the most stable forms of aluminum oxide. It is formed by the chemical reaction of the aluminum oxide and chromium. Al2O3.Cr represents the chemical formula for Ruby. The composition of this specific mineral is mainly composed of the chromium and the aluminum oxide. Photo chemical synthesis shows that the ruby has its specific scarlet & burgundy luster.
Found in the year 1837, the high quality alum fitkari is mixed with the chromium at very high temperature. The chromium is the main element which represents the color. The first synthetic ruby was made by Gaudin in 1837 by fusing potash alum at a high temperature with a little chromium as a pigment. In 1847 Ebelmen made white sapphire by fusing alumina in boric acid. In 1877 Frenic and Freil made crystal corundum from which small stones could be cut. Frimy and Auguste Verneuil manufactured artificial ruby by fusing BaF2 and Al2O3 with a little chromium at red heat. In 1903 Verneuil announced he could produce synthetic rubies on a commercial scale using this flame fusion process.
Imitation or Artificial rubies have also been marketed. Red spinels, red garnets, and colored glass have been falsely claimed to be rubies. Imitations go back to Roman times and already in the 17th century techniques were developed to color foil red—by burning scarlet wool in the bottom part of the furnace—which was then placed under the imitation stone.[ Trade terms such as balas ruby for red spinel and rubellite for red tourmaline can mislead unsuspecting buyers. Such terms are therefore discouraged from use by many gemological associations such as the Laboratory Manual Harmonisation Committee (LMHC)
An excellent stone which recharges your energy levels and maintains the positivity. It embarks three essential essence of a happy life: energy, vitality & sensuality. One, who is unable to lead a contented love or sexual life, can opt for this stone as it embarks the three essential factors of life.
Astrologically, Ruby is a precious gemstone which is related to sun. It rules one’s authority, persona, confidence and status. The Sun is related to the soul and has a great deal to do with career and the person's worldly activities. Success in maintaining a healthy body, vitality, immune system and the willpower to achieve greatness in society, under the purview of the sun.Wearing a ruby of at least 1 carat is said to increase popularity and professional status. It will cure diseases of the eyes and of the heart.
Ruby can be substituted with Pink Sapphire, Red Spinel & Red Garnet.
If Sun is highly afflicted or weakly placed then the gem should be set in gold else in silver. The ideal weight should be 2.25 to 2.75 carats. The gem must be worn either in the index finger or ring finger after an hour of Sun rise. One either wears the ruby or its substitute, with an important precaution by avoiding the gem stones: Cat’s eye Gemstone, Hessonite Stone, Blue sapphire Gemstone and Diamond.