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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Rubies

  1. The word “Ruby” comes from the Latin word “Rubens” which means red. 
  2. Rubies are considered one of the four precious gemstones, along with diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires. 
  3. Rubies, like sapphires, are made up of corundum, but only red Corundum is classified as a Ruby.
  4. Chromium is what gives the stone its red color.
  5. After Diamonds, Rubies are the second hardest gemstones.
  6. It is normal for a ruby to have inclusions (material that is trapped inside a mineral during its formation), it is one way to distinguish between a synthetic ruby and a genuine one. 
  7. Rubies are a common gift for 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.
  8. Most of the rubies on the market come from Thailand.
  9. Rubies were once believed to improve blood circulation and help the body fight infections. 
  10. Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July.

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