Mozambique rubies represents the blood that flows through your veins. Once described as ‘the heart of Mother Earth’, rubies are associated with desire, prosperity and safety. Many believed that the Mozambique rubies held the power of life, and so they were often worn into battle for protection. In India the ruby was called Ratnaraj, or “king of gemstones” in ancient Sanskrit.
All You Need to Know About Mozambique Rubies
Even today, in some countries, Mozambique rubies are occasionally laid beneath the foundation of a building to bring good fortune to the structures and those that live in them. Rubies are in a class of their own and rank amongst the rarest of the world’s most precious gemstones. In the hierarchy of precious material, the Mozambique ruby sits at the very top – large natural rubies frequently cost more per carat than colorless diamonds.
Rubies range from purplish-red to orangy-red, but the most desirable color is pure vibrant red. Rubies and sapphires share the same characteristics, crystal structure and chemical composition. The word ruby is a Latin work “ruber”, meaning red.
The Mozambique Ruby Mines
The Montepuez ruby mine in northeastern Mozambique is situated on one of the most significant ruby deposits in the world. With that being said, rubies were only discovered in Mozambique for the first time in 2009. Today, the Montepuez ruby mine, owned by Gemfields in partnership with local company Mwiriti, covers 33,600 hectares. Gemfield’s Mozambique rubies display the most sought-after characteristics that make a ruby desirable, with fluorescence, color and clarity perfection.
Mozambique ruby is a premium variety of ruby gemstone, resourced from Mozambique region of Africa. Due to its brilliant red hue and high transparency, Mozambique rubies are more valuable than the rubies found in other African mines. Vedic astrology strongly recommends this gemstone for professional and academic success, financial growth and better health. It is also the birthstone for July.
Here are Joseph’s Jewelry, we specialize in custom pieces with Mozambique Rubies. With statement ring, bracelets, and statement necklaces we are able to cater to everyone’s desired look. We carry numerous elegant pieces catering to every budget, and desired style. We are here to help residents in Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie to find your perfect jewelry piece, complete a jewelry set, or make a custom jewelry design as unique as you are! We will also repair and restore your jewelry pieces and watches whether or not they were purchased through us. Come in anytime to check out our unique diamond rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, and Citizen Eco Drive watches in stock for a celebration, last-minute gift, or spontaneous surprise.