2mm Faceted Ruby Gemstone Bead String Description:
Bead, Jablonex Czech fire-polished glass, ruby red, 2mm faceted round. Sold per 16-inch strand.
These beads, imported from the Czech Republic, are machine faceted, then polished by glazing inside a red-hot oven. This gives them beautiful, glistening colors with a "softer" look and a smoother feel at a considerably lower price than the machine- polished Austrian crystal. They are temporarily strung in 16-inch strands or equivalent in loose beads. Slight imperfections are to be expected and add to the allure of these much sought after beads.
What is ruby?
A Ruby is a pink to blood red gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The common red color is caused mainly by the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. It is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald and the diamond.
Prices of rubies are primarily determined by color. The brightest and best "red" called pigeon blood red, commands a huge premium over other rubies of similar quality. After color follows clarity: similar to diamonds, a clear stone will command a premium, but a ruby without any needle-like rutile inclusions will indicate the stone has been treated one way or another. Cut and carat (size) also determine the price.
Extract from wikipedia.org
About Our 2mm Faceted Ruby Gemstone Bead String:
Type: Faceted Ruby
Color: Red - (dark)
No of beads: 215 beads on a string
Length: 16 inches long
All beads are sold per strand,
Bead strands are 16 inches; cushion cut and drops are usually 8 inches.
Size of beads (Does not apply to ruby drops)
2mm=size of aavalu (mustard seed)
3mm=size of sabudana (tapioca)
4mm=size of whole black peppar
5mm=size of kala chana (chickpeas)
6mm=size of frozen peas
10mm=size of blueberry
Ruby is a tough and durable gem, but it is still subject to chipping and fracture if handled roughly.
Ruby is faceted into many styles of cuts, although the brilliant and step cuts are the most preferred. Stones displaying asterism are polished as cabochons. Synthetic rubies are inexpensive and often used as a substitute for natural rubies.
Ruby is the birthstone for July.
Color of Ruby:
Red is the colour of love. It radiates warmth and a strong sense of vitality. And red is also the colour of the ruby, the king of the gemstones. In the fascinating world of gemstones, the ruby is the undisputed ruler. It has everything a precious stone should have: magnificent colour, excellent hardness and outstanding brilliance. In addition to that, it is an extremely rare gemstone, especially in its finer qualities.
Stone of Pinkish Red color, it generally occurs in crystal of six sided prism. Ruby is the Gemstone , used to enhance the powers of the Sun. An individual whose Sun is well placed in the birth Chart can never be unsuccessful. There are several attributes which decides the superiority of the ruby. For instance, if it is immersed in milk, the red rays should break the liquid. Or if it is rubbed on a stone, the stone may show signs of friction but the ruby must not lose weight.
When examined in the early morning sun against the mirror, if it throws out its rays on the lower part of the mirror, the ruby very high quality. If on the other hand the stone lacks Lustre, is Brittle, has Cracks, or is Spotted, it is regarded as Flawed. On wearing a Ruby one becomes proof against the effect of poison.
Its use leads to generate the mental and spiritual powers and special divine thoughts rise in mind. Manik or ruby balances Surya (Sun). Surya represents the king of the solar system in Jyotish. It also represents Authority, Power, Self, Father, Body and Health. Depending on the placement of Surya in your birth chart, the wearing of a ruby may be very auspicious in strengthening the positive influences of Surya. Surya, the sun acts like the Thalamus in the Human Physiology.
The sun is the central focal point in the solar system as is the Thalamus in our body. All activity in the solar system revolves around the sun. In our Physiology, all activity is controlled and ordered by the thalamus. Enlivening the positive influences of Surya strengthens the physiology and strengthens the qualities of Surya in our daily life. The stone of love, surrounds the user with an aura of beauty, and can actually transform their appearance. § Protects one from all negativity, and physical harm or illness. Known as the stone of royalty, it was believed that as long as a piece of ruby was around, wealth would be too.