Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire.
The fiery and captivating Ruby is a stone of nobility, considered the most magnificent of all gems, the queen of stones and the stone of kings. The name comes from the Latin word rubeus, meaning “red,”
Traces of chromium give this red variety of the mineral corundum its rich color. Long valued by humans of many cultures. In ancient Sanskrit, ruby was called ratnaraj, or “king of precious stones.”
Why we love this gemstone
INTENSE RED GLOW
Fine ruby glows with intense red in sunlight thanks to red fluorescence, which intensifies its red color.
The first laser was created in 1960 using the red fluorescence light emitted by ruby.
Chromium causes ruby’s red. Gemologists consider it the “rock star” of trace elements