Being the second most in-demand ruby stone, after diamond, it is often confused with red sapphire, which has the same chemical composition. It’s sturdiness, however, is often compared to that of diamond and is considered to be one of the most beautiful gemstones among the Navratnas or the 9gems.
Origin Of The Precious Ruby Stone
It is worth explaining which variety of Ruby gemstone belongs where. So, here are some different origins and varieties of Rubies:
1. Thai Rubies:
They are originated from the southeast of Bangkok. these are mostly used in Jewellery.They are darker in color because of Iron and Chromium.
2. Ruby Gemstone From Tanzania:
Mined generally from the Songea region, the appearance of these gemstones is similar to hessonite because of its color.
It should be noted that these Rubies are less expensive than Burmese or African Rubies. Their color intensity reduces when the size of the Ruby increases. Therefore, the smallest varieties are considered to be more precious.
3. Burmese Ruby Stone:
Considered to be of top quality, these Rubies are flawless and have a unique shape to them. They are deep red in color due to the presence of chromium in it.
They are generally found in Myanmar. All rubies have blemishes and you have to look for them when you have to identify the real from the fake.You can read more on the ruby stone to enhance your information about this precious stone.
4. Madagascar Rubies:
Relatively new to the market, Madagascar rubies are considered the top of the line gemstones. The two regions where they are mined mostly in Madagascar are Andilamena and Vatomandry.
Found in different varieties of igneous rocks, the quality of the gemstones varies according to the rock they are found in. These rubies are found are red and natural red in color.
5. Rubies from Africa:
Available in purplish to dark red colors, African rubies have varieties of shapes and sizes. The best color of these rubies is the fine dark red color.
Although a birthstone, Rubies can also be timeless pieces of jewelry, which include rings, necklaces, earrings and more. They make for the best designer jewelry because of their sturdiness, which allows them to be cast in almost any metal.