Rubies are members of the corundum mineral family available in Pinkish Red, Purplish Red and pure Red. They are red because of the presence of the mineral chromium in corundum. Red rubies are lustrous and come in sparkling stones. Rubies related to passion, power, strength and desire as red is the color of blood. This intense color encompasses extremes emotions ranging from love and anger.
It is the birthstone for July and governed by the planet Sun. This Gem of planet Sun improves the basic constituents of the wearer. It strengthens the skeleton system and improves the RBC production in the bone marrow.
Rubies are bright, durable, having hardness next to diamond and lustrous that makes Rubies highly demanding. Because of its color and appearance, it is more expensive per-carat as compared to all the colored gemstones.
Rubies are generally used in all forms of jewellery including earrings, necklaces, rings, brooches, bracelets and pendants. Rubies grab the attention of the viewers in pendants and necklaces as centerpiece and it also places well in accompanying the other stones. Generally, rubies are used as a secondary stone in a diamond centerpiece.
The origins of Rubies are Burma (Myanmar), Madagascar, Mozambique, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand (Siam), Vietnam. Out of these, Burmese rubies are most famous as initially they came from Burma (Myanmar).
Khanna Gems, awarded as the best gemstone brand in India, has the largest online collection of untreated rubies from many of these origins. Khanna Gems have collections of Burma Ruby, Indian Ruby, Mozambique Ruby, and soon they are coming up with Madagascar Ruby. They have rubies in different cuts like Round, Cushion, Oval, Radiant, Asscher, Emerald Cut, Heart shape, Pear, Marquise, Fancy, Baguette (Straight). Finding an untreated stone is exceptionally rare as some them are heated for enhancement.