Monday, July 20, 2009

Ruby - July Gemstone


Ruby
is a gemstone in the Corundum family.

It exhibits a range of red colors, and the most desired color is pigeon’s blood (pure red with a hint of blue).
On Mohs’ scale of hardness, ruby is 9, which is very hard.


It has a strong luster, like diamonds
Sources of this gemstone include Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Kenya, Madagascar, and Vietnam.

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