- Demystifying the red ruby pendants
Red is the color of love and so are red ruby pendants for those in love or seeking love. Although controversies go against wearing red ruby pendants, the precious gemstone has special benefits. In Sanskrit ‘ratnaraj’ which is the word for ruby translates into “King of gemstones”. Astrological beliefs influence politicians and people in high offices to wear red ruby pendants for purposes of attracting individuals. This is through inspiration and its association with true and absolute luxury. Red ruby pendants in Hinduism are known as ‘manic’. It is a much revered gemstone associated with the sun. Lest we forget, astrologically the sun is the king of the zodiac who is an energy giver. It is not by surprise hence that red ruby pendants are among the few gems that can be more expensive than diamonds. In demystifying red ruby pendants, one has to understand it from the natural form.
Ruby by Definition
The form of aluminum oxide constituting ruby is known as corundum which in pure form is red. In addition to aluminum oxide, ruby constitutes some chromium impurities which give it the red color. For this reason, ruby is the most precious gemstone in the corundum family. The name corundum originates from an Indian word ‘kaurantaka’ while ruby originates from a Latin word ‘ruber’ meaning red.
Sources of Ruby
Having strong definitions based on Indian terminologies, sources of the most precious rubies are around the same region. Burma has deposits of rubies with the most transparent and best color. These rubies are equivalent or even more expensive in pricing as compared to diamonds. Technology has invented modern treatment of rubies. It is now possible for one to own wonderful heat-treated rubies which are available at an affordable price. Although rubies come from other countries such as Thailand, Tanzania, Kenya, Mexico, Madagascar and Afghanistan, none of them is as beautiful as those from Sri Lanka.
Treatment of Ruby Gemstones
To improve on the quality and price it higher, rubies are usually treated to enhance color and transparency. Almost all of the rubies available in the market today are treated. It therefore becomes ethically responsible for a dealer to disclose the treatment done on a red ruby pendant. The most common form is heating it in a furnace until the color becomes clear. Another rogue form of treatment is filling the rough edges with glass to improve on clarity.
Benefits of the Red Ruby Pendants
It is always stated that before gold becomes gold, it has to pass through fire. From the sources to treatment, red ruby pendants are now available in the market. Politicians, engineers, religious leaders, managers, diplomats and people in high offices benefit from wearing these pendants. It ensures success in politics and high offices. In some quarters it is believed that wearing a ruby stone camouflaged as a pendant brings more fame into one’s success.