Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July and has a long, been regarded a good luck gemstone. The Ruby gemstone can be studded in necklaces, rings, bracelets, and other jewelry. Most gemstones are smaller in size, though they are expensive ones.  Some important facts about Ruby are as follows:–

  • Transparent Rubies of larger size are harder to find than diamond.
  • Ruby is also known as Manik, Red Jewel, Gem of the Sun, etc.
  • Ruby is from Corundum family.
  • No natural gemstone is harder than Ruby gemstone except diamond. Ruby has a hardness of 9.0 whereas Diamond has 10.0.
  • Color ranges of ruby gemstone are bright red, pinkish red, dark red, brownish red, purplish red and pink.

Ruby Manik Gemstone Care And Cleaning

In order to clean the Ruby Gemstone, it should be washed with hot soapy water, rinse thoroughly afterwards as detergents can cause skin problem and other allergies. To clean the ruby gemstone, one can use either old brush or grease.

Qualities of Ruby Gemstone:-

  • Ruby is considered to be a superb quality if it ignites in the darkness.
  • If Ruby is rubbed on the stone and it shows signs of rubbing on the stone, then that Ruby is called fine Ruby.
  • If Ruby does not lose weight while rubbing it on the stone, it is considered to be good Ruby.

Ruby Gemstone Caution

Ruby gemstone is not worn with Blue Sapphire, Diamond and Hessonite.