Ruby( King of Gemstone)
Ruby Gemstones are among the most precious gemstones in the world. They are formed naturally in the earth under specific conditions. They have a deep and vibrant red color with alluring sparkle.
Why famous Burmese Ruby?
Origin & Formation
Rubies are made from the mineral corundum or aluminum oxide. When rubies are treated to extreme heat and pressure, they are formed under the earth's surface. Corundum is made of densely packed oxygen and aluminum atoms. Typically, this results in a colorless substance. However, when some of the aluminum atoms are replaced by other minerals or substances, the stone can take on other colors. This is how the ruby is formed and gets it's deep red hue. Specifically the presence of chromium creates the deep red color. Rare orange and pink shades of ruby are created by the presence of chromium and ferric iron. If 1% of the aluminum atoms are replaced by chromium atoms, the ruby forms a deep red color.
Origin greatly affects the worth of a ruby. Hailing from the southeast Asian country of Myanmar, the Burmese Ruby, also known as the Pigeon's Blood Ruby, proves to be visually stunning through its blood red coloring, and therefore, the most valuable type of ruby. For 800 years of history, the Mogok Stone tract has been characterized as the most famous source for Burmese Rubies. The rubies found in this particular source can account their beauty to not only their vibrant red color, but also to a reaction to ultraviolet light, giving the gem an intense red glow when viewed in natural lighting. Rubies from this region are also known to have a lower iron content. When present in higher quantities, the iron can subdue the electric looking red fluorescence of the ruby. This ability to glow from within almost makes the Burmese rubies look like they have a flame glowing within them. Burmese rubies have a true red to pinkish, red color in natural lighting. This valuable combination sets Burmese rubies apart from all others. As they do not have other undertones, their value is higher than rubies from other sources. More recently, rubies from the Möng Hsu region and Namya region and other news source of Myanmar have become more abundant in the gem market.