Guide to gemstones – some myths and legends – Ruby.
Gemstones have played various roles in the myths and legends of human cultures throughout history.
Some tell a story or are believed to have special powers, but all of them share a common beauty.
Each gemstone is unique with a special colour, birthplace and story.
Gemstones come in every colour of the rainbow and are gathered from all corners of the world.
With each coloured gemstone possessing a unique creation of beautiful colour.
Some gemstones have been treasure since before history began and others were discovered only recently.
At the beginning of each month comes a new stone, some months have two gemstones and lucky me, December as three!!!!!!!!
Some stones I will post about aren’t associated with any month, but that doesn’t make them any less fascinating or stunning
As you will see as we progress through the year.
July – Ruby
The ruby represents love, passion, courage and emotion.
For centuries this gem has been considered “the king of all gems”.
It was believed that wearing a fine red ruby bestowed good fortune on it’s owner.
Rubies have been the prized possession of Emperors and Kings throughout the ages.
To this day the ruby is the most valued gemstone.
The colour of a ruby is the most important feature of the gemstone.
Rubies are available in a range of red hues from purplish and bluish red to orange red.
The brightest and most valuable colour of a ruby – an indication that it is a rich, passionate, hot, full red colour with a slight bluish hue.
This colour is often referred to as “pigeon blood red”. A ruby colour only associated with the Magok Valley mines in Myanmar (Burma).
The colour pigeon blood ruby red is not referring to the colour of pigeon’s blood but rather the colour of a white pigeon’s eye.
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