Ruby Mystery

- Sep 12, 2018-

Since ancient times, beautiful gems have guarded the good wishes of people. People will guard the stone and transform the mysterious blessings of love, travellers, health, wisdom and strength. Jewelry is getting more and more attention and the market continues to rise. So, Star Nest Jewelry will take everyone to see the beauty of Ruby today.

Ruby's English name is Ruby, which is derived from the Latin Ruber, meaning red. The mineral name of ruby is corundum. (Note: except for rubies, corundum of other colors are sapphire. For example, pink corundum is called pink sapphire.) Only red corundum made of Cr can be called ruby. The pink corundum is not Cr-colored. Ruby belongs to the corundum mineral, trigonal. It is red to pink because of its chromium content. The higher the content, the brighter the color.

Blood red ruby is most cherished by people, commonly known as "pigeon blood red." Rubies and emeralds, golden water bodhi sapphire, tourmaline, etc. belong to the genus of colored gems. The ruby texture is hard and the hardness is only under the diamond. According to legend, the warriors of Burma used to cut a small mouth in their body and put a ruby into the mouth. They thought that this could achieve the goal of invulnerability.

The world's largest and most famous star ruby rough stone is produced in the Mugu Valley area of Myanmar. The collection was held at the Saibao Conference held in Qingdao on March 11, 2012. Five experts from the Palace Museum researcher and appraisal expert Liu Jing were evaluated. "Chinese folk treasures" title.


The area around Mogo, northeast of Mandalay, Myanmar, is a major producer of quality rubies. One of the most perfect rubies in the world is the 135.7-carat "Rose Reeve" star ruby from Sri Lanka. The ruby of the world's most bleak love story is the 23.1 carat collection of the Carmen-Lucia pigeon ruby inlaid in a diamond ring embellished with diamonds. This ruby is also the most precious in the world. One of the beautiful gems.

The main physical properties are: refractive index: 1.762~1.770, bifold ratio is 0.008-0.010; density: 4.00g/cm3; with typical absorption line; hardness and sapphire side by side in the diamond, the second largest hardness 9, Therefore, only diamonds can be scored on the surface. With one of its edges, it is easy to draw a line on the surface of the glass (the hardness of the glass is 6 or less).

Cracks are more divergent, and the common ruby has many cracks inside it, the so-called ruby "ten red nine cracks". It has obvious dichroism, and sometimes the naked eye can see its color change from different angles. The original ruby before processing is barrel-shaped and plate-shaped. Natural rubies are mostly from Asia (Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka), Africa and Australia, and there is also a bit in Montana and South Carolina. Natural rubies are rare and rare, but man-made rubies are not too difficult, so industrial rubies are artificial.