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Gemstone Guide: Ruby

Source: Kenya, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Tanzania, Thailand

Mineral: Corundum

Hardness: 9

Colour: Vibrant red to slight purple red

Clarity: Inclusions are visible in most rubies, the less inclusions the higher the value of the stone.

Treatment: Heat treatment is often used to improve the colour and clarity of a ruby.

Care and Cleaning: Warm, soapy water is always safe. Ultrasonic and steam is safe for untreated stones.

Birthstone: July

Stone Properties: Shields against negative energy and promotes strength, courage and joy. 


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