Touted as the rarest and the most valuable member of the Corundum family, Burma Ruby is appreciated by patrons across the globe for its breathtaking beauty and fate-altering benefits.
The startling pigeon blood-red colour of Burmese Ruby is regarded as the finest colour for Rubies. These magical gems are considered the best Rubies in the world and are the most sought-after. Their exemplary colour and set the conventions for judging the quality of all other types of Rubies.
The most common localities to search for Burma Rubies are in the districts around Mogok in northern Burma and at Mong Hsu about 250 km east of Mandalay. Burmese Rubies are generally found in oval, round, cushion and emerald shapes. Other popular shapes include pears, briolettes, hearts and marquises. Star-shaped Rubies are cut into the cabochon shape to develop and display the star effect.
The Habitat of Burmese Ruby
Superior quality Rubies are found in the Mogok Stone tract of Burma (Myanmar). This has been the world’s premier source of gem grade Rubies for over 800 years. Some fine specimens of Burmese Ruby can also be found in Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and a few other sources, but none of them can match the purity and intensity of the finest “pigeon blood” rubies of Burma.
Burmese Rubies from Mogok possess the highest intensity red colour due to two different optical effects. The first is the purity and saturation of the colour and the second is their strong fluorescent reaction to ultraviolet light which imparts a red glow to the gems when viewed under natural light.
Chemically, the Corundum is called Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3). However, the red colour of Burmese Ruby is a result of the presence of Chromium.
The mythology of Burmese Ruby
Burmese Ruby has been regarded as the world’s most valued gemstone for thousands of years. It is known to be the most precious of the twelve stones God created. Mythology refers to Burmese Ruby as the ‘Lord of Gems’, which was placed on Aaron’s neck by God’s command.
The virtues of Burmese Ruby
- Ward off all evils
- Clears confusion and restores mental clarity
- Improves confidence
- Bestows the wearer with wealth and good fortune
- Brings happiness and prosperity to life
- Helps fight timidity
- Improves Blood circulation
- Helps defeat competition and excel in exams, business and more
The ritual to wear Ruby
The Burmese Ruby gemstone is the birthstone for those born in July and the zodiac sign Leo. However, anyone can wear a Burmese Ruby, only after consulting an astrologer before wearing it. It can be worn with a gold ring. There is an elaborate ritual to the process of wearing a Burmese Ruby ring. Firstly, it should be marinated in a bowl with 1 spoon of curd, honey, gangajal, tulsi leaves and ghee for 10 minutes. This will activate and cleanse the bead and remove all its negativity. Thereafter, one needs to pray to god and take the ring out of the mixture, and rinse it with pure gangajal. Thereafter, one needs to pray to god and take the ring out of the mixture, and rinse it with pure gangajal. Finally, the wearer has to wear it on the ring finger of their right hand on a Saturday while reciting the mantra ‘Om SuryayNamah’ 108 times.
Read this before buying a Ruby gemstone
Burmese Ruby weighs between 2-3 carats ideally. These Rubies are rarer than diamonds and their price range varies according to their clarity and colour. A Burmese ruby with minimal inclusions and deep red colour can cost between 1,00,000 to 1,20,000 per carat. Substitutes of Burmese Ruby are Red Garnet, Ruby lite and Red Onyx.
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