Regarded as a fiery red jewel, a ruby is matchless when it comes to adore your beauty infusing additional red to your wardrobe. The stone belongs to imperial gemstone’s club along with diamond, sapphire and emerald. However it is a little tough to keep it shining forever. The one of the earliest discovered gemstones, ruby is known for its vitality and pigeon red appearance, even it is one of the most popular gifts for Valentine’s day due to its incredible features.
Ruby – A stone more than enough
The brilliant stone is the birthstone for the month of July. It represents love, passion, emotions and positive vibes in the wearer of the stone. Besides these, ruby is perfect to ornament any attire making it gorgeously awesome, which is why it is the first choice of most jewellery designers.
Smart ways to keep it looking beautiful forever
Rubies are very hard stones displaying hardness of 8 to 9 on Mohs hardness scale. It helps the stone to maintain a clean and scratch-free surface. Therefore there is no need to pay special attention towards the surface.
In the span of long time period, the stone gets dust on its surface. To eliminate dullness and dust from the stone, clean rubies applying a mixture of mild soap and lukewarm water. Use a soft toothbrush to clean its metal setting and dry it with a soft cotton cloth.
If your stone has gotten scratched despite following the safety guidelines, take it to a jewellery store to recover its lustrous shine. If you wear the rubies in daily routine, it would be better to check them once in a month to keep it sparkling for longer period.
Avoid storing rubies with other gemstones. Though rubies are second hardest material on the planet following diamond, it is a safe bet to keep them separate. Even you should not store two rubies in a single pocket, as they might scratch one another. Similarly a diamond can scratch a ruby easily ruining its attraction.
Avoid excess use of ultrasonic cleaners. Ultrasonic cleaners utilize high-frequency sound waves. These are used to remove dirt and oil from stones and jewelleries. But this handy device must be used cautiously else it may change the colour of the stone changing its crystalline properties.