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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Ruby: July Birthstone

Rubies represent love, passion, energy, success and courage. Ruby came from the latin rebeus meaning "red". For centuries rubies were supposed to bring good fortune for the wearer.  Rubies are very expensive and the price relates to its hue, ranging from purplish to vibrant orange red the most expensive ruby is the Burmese Ruby which are a dark red with a bluish undertone (pigeon blood red, referring to the colour of a white pigeon's eye rather than actual blood).  This ruby can only be found in the Mogok Valley Mines in Mynamar.  Rubies can also be found in India, Thailand, Vietnam and USA.  Rubies are tough and durable, measuring 9 on the Mohs Scale. 

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