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Star Ruby Anniversary Gemstone

 

The star ruby anniversary gemstone represents the 60th year of marriage along with the diamond. When wrapping the gift use ruby colored paper and use a white bow to represent the diamond.


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Star Ruby Anniversary Gemstone Jewelry

Jewelry is available with star rubies including rings pendants and earrings. Check whether they are not synthetic rubies before purchasing

Star Ruby Shaped Jewelry

Another angle on the star ruby theme would be to buy a gift in the shape of a star containing rubies.

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Star Ruby Cuff Links

Cuff links for the man are always a useful gift and can be given with a shirt and tie. Include a tie pin with the gift.


Facts about Ruby

The star ruby is named due to the six pointed star that shimmers over the surface of the stone when moved. Rubies are red gemstones. A variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide) in which the color is caused mainly by chromium. Its name derives from ruber, Latin for red.

Natural rubies are exceptionally rare, but synthetic rubies can be manufactured fairly cheaply. These are known as created rubies. Rubies are considered one of the four precious gems together with sapphires, emeralds and diamonds.

Rubies are mined in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Greenland. They are mostly found in Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Kenya, Madagascar, and Thailand. They may also be found in the U.S. states of Montana, North Carolina and South Carolina. The Mogok Valley in Myanmar has produced some of the finest rubies. In 2002 rubies were found in the Waseges River area of Kenya. Rubies are also being mined at Audilamena in north eastern Madagascar.

Rubies have a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, and among the natural gems, only diamonds are harder.


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