Gem of the Month: Ruby

Hi all you #BeautifulAndCapable! Today is all about Ruby, so my July babies this one is for you! Now ladies, get ready go as fast as you can over to the Ruby Riviera! 

Rubies were first discovered in India about 2,000 years ago. It was known back then as the “King of the Gems”, meaning that it was used to signal wealth, success, health, devotion, and romance. It was utilized by ancient royal leaders and warriors in battle. It has more recently been found in places such as Thailand, Australia, Cambodia, Brazil, Japan, and Colombia. 

Now, Ruby is comprised of a red to pink scale of color. Corundum is taken into consideration of gemstone quality with any shades of red to pink. A Ruby must go under inspection when it comes to its color and grade to not fall into the Pink Sapphire category. There are three qualifications that the stone must pass in order to become a Ruby; hue, saturation, and tone. Hue is meant to represent how our eyes interpret the color of the stone. Saturation helps encompass the visibility of that color, such as the color being light, dark, or somewhere in between. Lastly, tone portrays the purity of the color. If there are any secondary colors, then it is not a pure tone.

Red can be more known for the fact that it signifies anger, love, confidence, passion, and courageousness. Red can be a symbol of power. It draws in one’s attention almost immediately. It motivates us to take action. It is also ubiquitously used as a sign of caution or danger.

The color red is associated with the Root Chakra, which is responsible for our sense of security and safety; both physical and metaphorical. This will incorporate things like your basic needs such as food, water, and shelter. But it also entangles your needs for emotional balance. This is the root for your survival instincts, or more well known as your fight or flight response. 

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