Rubies: Intensity and Passion of a Red-Blooded Gem


Oh, where to begin…

There is a something deep and mysterious about Ruby that make it so incredibly captivating. I guess it starts with the color. Fiery red blooded and burgundy to brown color tones give this gemstone a different kind of look. The one of passion and superiority.

RubyRuby is said to be the gemstone of virtue and nobility. In fact, it is so highly regarded that the Chinese emperor Kublai Khan offered an entire city in exchange for a sizable ruby. Now, I don’t know of any other gem that was able to surpass this trade deal.

Furthermore, ruby is also the most expensive colored gem, and can be rarer than diamond. It is ranked 9.0 at the Mohs scale of hardness.

For centuries, Myanmar (Burma) has been the main supplier of rubies, but today they are found in quite a few countries including Madagascar, Tanzania, Vietnam, Nepal, Tajikistan, and Pakistan. As for the Europe, the only country that has a naturally occurring ruby is The Republic of Macedonia.

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Hi there! I am Ileana Djujic, a jewelry blogger and the founder of Foxy Pearl Jewelry. We inform, share, and educate about authentic jewelry and jewelry-related events, wholesalers, deals and so much more from all over the world. Our goal is to encourage people to explore and experiment with jewelry, and to challenge trends rather than simply follow them. Besides jewelry, I am equally passionate about travel, the arts, writing (obviously), running, and chocolate. But jumpsuits, padded shoulders, and dresses with pockets are nice, too!
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