A Ruby In The Making......hmmm what is that all about and what in the world does it mean? The meaning behind the Amazing Rare Rubies LLC, tagline "A Ruby In The Making" was birthed from the biblical scripture of Proverbs 31:10 which states "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies". We believe that God has given every woman every trait, characteristic and/or quality she will need to be all that He created and intended her to be.
The process that an actual Ruby gemstone goes through to become what we see in retail stores is actually very similar to a spiritual process we often go through on our spiritual journeys; this is called the Diffusing Process. Let us explain:
So, What is a Ruby?
A Ruby is valued gemstone dating back centuries; known for its vibrant red color. It consists of crystallized corundum with a small percentage of chromium oxide, which creates varying shades ranging from pinkish red to purple.
What Does a Ruby Represent?
A common representation is of love and passion, its name comes from the Latin word Ruber, meaning red. The characteristics of a Ruby exemplify strength, quality, and value and are often given in celebration of the birth of a daughter. Rubies are one of the most desirable gemstones because of its hardness, durability, luster, and rarity. And although tough, a Ruby is still subject to chipping and fracture if handled roughly; therefore, care should be taken to ensure it is properly handled. *wink wink* All natural Rubies have flaws called inclusions; this distinguishes them from imitations that have a tendency to be flawless.
How Does a Ruby Form?
One of the most amazing things about the formation of a Ruby is that geologists are not really sure how it happens. The very existence of Rubies is something of a minor geological miracle. Rubies are commonly found in South Asia among the Himalayan Mountains and when they do emerge, it is sporadic and in patches. In order for a Ruby to appear as we see them on the market today, they go through an enhancing process called “diffusing” which goes like this:
STEP 1: They are pre-polished to eradicate impurities that may affect the process
STEP 2: They are cleaned with hydrogen fluoride
STEP 3: They are exposed to a diffusion heat treatment considered to be a natural type of enhancement as it is a continuation of the processes that occur in the earth when the stone was originally formed. During treatment, the stone is heated to very high temperatures, almost to its melting point, causing impurities to reform themselves and change color. This process is permanent and irreversible
STEP 4: They go through a natural cooling process rightly timed as not to damage the formation of the Ruby
STEP 5: If the Ruby has not met set standards after cooling, it is subject to reprise the diffusion and cooling process; in some cases 3 to 4 times
STEP 6: They are re-polished
STEP 7: They receive a protective coating
Wow! As you can clearly see the similarities of how a Ruby is handled and polished to shine its brightest is very similar to a type of process we go through when we are being shaped and molded to become our best self and shine our brightest. By cultivating and practicing our Ruby Traits, we prevent potential resurfacing of any impurities we have eradicated ourselves of. For more information on the Diffusing Process, head over to the Ruby Boutique to download the audio further explaining this process and how it relates to becoming the woman God created you to be.