Ruby gemstones are known for their beauty and the royalty that they bring to the world. Typically red in color, rubies are one of the most popular gemstones. For ages, ruby gemstones have made excellent possessions by gem and jewelry lovers. However, the rising popularity of natural ruby stones made its way to the creation of synthetic rubies in laboratories.
Although synthetic stones appear nearly identical to natural rubies. Imitations of natural rubies, synthetic ones may look absolutely similar to natural stones, but they don’t carry the same healing and mystical properties as the former stones do.
Let’s try and understand synthetic and natural rubies a little better.
Natural Ruby Stones
When it comes to some of the most expensive gemstones in the world, rubies share the top slots with gemstones like emeralds and sapphires. These gemstones surpass all other in terms of price, and even diamonds come at a price lesser than what natural ruby stone command. Rubies rank a nine on Mohs scale of hardness, making them a very durable gemstone.
Some of the most cherished sources of the Manik Stones are Sri Lanka, Thailand, Afghanistan, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, and Vietnam. But African ruby is the best from all. With a rank of nine on the Mohs scale of hardness, rubies are extremely durable and make a long-lasting companion.
Synthetic Ruby Stones
In an attempt to create gemstones that are as beautiful as natural rubies but which come at a cheaper price tag, scientists created synthetic rubies. These gemstones have the same chemical composition as well as the physical properties that natural rubies have.
They look quite similar to the natural rubies, but are available for a much lower price. Synthetic rubies also appear much brighter than the natural ones. But doesn’t provide the same astrological effects as natural one.