I continue the series of publications about precious stones, without which various jewelry presented as a gift would not have such incomparable beauty. If you have already read the article The Famous Koch-i-Nor Diamond, then you realized that each stone has its own amazing story. In this article, you will learn what a ruby gem is all about. Choosing jewelry as a gift, it will be useful to know about the properties of this stone, and whether it is suitable for the person who will be intended. The ruby is called the king of gems. Find out why.
The history of the ruby begins in ancient India, which was famous for its temples and rich rajas. In addition, caste differences and constant feuds between princes already existed there then. Then India was a very rich country, it was simply buried in luxury. Wealthy Rajas mined and stored precious stones, as we now collect various objects. India was the cradle of precious stones: topazes, sapphires, diamonds, rubies. From there they were brought to Greece, Egypt and Rome. Only after that did they end up in Europe and Russia. Continue reading