A ruby is a pink or red-colored gemstone. Along with sapphires, emeralds and diamonds, rubies are considered to be among Major ruby deposits are found in Thailand, Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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Are gems used in lasers?

are gems used as rubies called lasers

Is the 1000 polish zlotych note c1982 still valid currency?

According to my limited research, nothing over 200 zlotych is in circulation, and even then only current banknotes. You can check for yourself going to (there is English version of this side - just click on English). You can also send them and e-mail or call them if you want.It is valid for Exchange at Banks,Vendors and Airports worldwide at an exchange value rate of 1 Old Polish Zlotych (PLZ) = 1 New Polish Zlotych (PLN).

What do you think of Ruby reds powder supplement?

I can answer honestly about this product as I have been taking it for three months straight and there has been a significant reduction in my blood pressure levels since taking Ruby Reds. First, I make a shake once every morning in Soy Milk (my choice, as I think it taste BETTER with Ruby Reds than regular milk) Before taking Ruby Reds, My Blood Pressure was 150/80 and was told by screeners at work I needed to see a doctor. Since I am asthmatic anyway I had already scheduled an appt. for this problem and the Doctor told me that while my pressure WAS high, he did not want to put me on any blood pressure medicine right now. She preferred me to attempt to control the blood pressure with diet and exercise. I began taking Ruby Reds after hearing a radio commercial and decided to try the product out, after all, what could it hurt, right? Three months of taking the product ever morning before ANYTHING, and I had a blood pressure screening at work just 1 week ago and my blood pressure has dropped to 128/72. Now that is results one can SEE and I am really not doing anything different other than taking this supplement every morning with 8 to 10 ozs of Soy Milk (which I am sure is only helping) to add more health benefits. Dennis

1997 Stratus from 30 mph up there is a humming from the front is it a bearing or the transmission or something else?

I would have to guess it is a front wheel bearing. Does it pull to one side? Are your tries good - a bad tire could make a similar noize. It's a wheel bearing. Just replace one on my 2000 Stratus.

Is Leo's Birthstone Ruby or Onyx?

It depends on which method you use to determine the birthstone for Leo.

July 23-Aug. 22 is the Zodiac sign of Leo. The stone that is designated for this zodiac sign is Onyx.

However, if you are talking about birthstones, you have to go by the month: July's birthstone is Ruby, and August's stone is Peridot.

If you go by months - and Leo covers two months - you would then have to look for which month your birthdate falls under that is covered by the Leo sign. Once you do, you also can choose which list of birthstones to go for: Traditional, Modern, Mystical, or Ayurvedic.

The Traditional for July is: Ruby, Onyx

July in Modern, Mystical, and Ayurvedic: Ruby

If your birthdate falls in August, the Traditional for it is: Sardonyx, Carnelian

Modern for August: Peridot

Mystical for August: Diamond

Ayurvedic for August: Sapphire

Where are rubies found?

The Mogok Valley in Upper Myanmar (Burma) was for centuries the world's main source for rubies. That region has produced some of the finest rubies ever mined, but in recent years very few good rubies have been found there. The very best color in Myanmar rubies is sometimes described as "pigeon's blood." In central Myanmar, the area of Mong Hsu began producing rubies during the 1990s and rapidly became the world's main ruby mining area. The most recently found ruby deposit in Myanmar is in Namya (Namyazeik) located in the northern state of Kachin.

Is a ruby metallic or non-metallic?

Ruby cannot be considered either as it is not an element. It is primarily made of corundum, which is a compound of aluminum (a metal) and oxygen (a nonmetal).

Is ruby metallic?

No. It is a type of crystal.

Why are rubies red and sapphires blue?

Both rubies and sapphires are made of corundum (aluminum oxide) which is colorless on its own. Ruby is made red by trace impurities of chromium. Sapphire is made blue by titanium and iron. However, sapphire does not have to be blue. Any gem-quality corundum crystal that is not red is considered sapphire.

What state is their state gem ruby?

No US state has the ruby as their official state gem.

How did the ruby become a birthstone?

The ruby became a birthstone because it is an jem and all of the birthstones are jems expat for June witch is a pearl.

What month is the ruby birthstone?

Rubies are the July birthstone. I am born in July.

Is charlie rubies mum on home and away?

Yes Charlie is infact Ruby's mother. Ruby finds out that Charlie was raped when she was just 14 that resulted in her falling pregnant with Ruby.

The ruby birthstones folklore?

Rubies are considered a symbol of love and passion, thus making this gem as desirable today as it has been for centuries. This desire to own the exclusive "RED FIRE" makes it one of the most valuable gemstones in the market. Beliefs and legends about this mineral are many. It was called the 'ratnaraj', meaning, the king of all gemstones. It is believed that the person who possesses a good-quality ruby will live a life of peace and harmony. He or she would be protected against all danger & calamities, and would be blessed with good health, as the ruby wards off all evils. Legend and folklore say that if someone made an offering of ruby gems to Lord Krishna ( Hindu God from Indian Origin), they would be reborn as an emperor. Genuine ruby gemstones are said to enhance the status and bestow name, fame, virtue, vigor, warmth and commanding power to the wearer. They are also believed to eliminate depression in the wearer and make him bold and courageous. Women are discouraged from the regular use of rubies for it is believed to destroy body luster. The ruby aids in the cure of peptic ulcer, fever, rheumatism, and gout. For therapeutic purposes, the gem must be set in gold and worn in the ring finger.

What is the hardness of ruby?

Ruby, a variety of the mineral corundum, has a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.

Are rubies heavier than garnets?

rubies can be anysize small big medium they are not heavy as garnets

Are rubies used is lasers?

Depends on the laser in some cases yes

Where is the ruby from?

Some places in the world that have ruby mining are Africa, Sri Lanka, Burma and Cambodia.

What happens to rubies once they are mined?

they get shipped to pluto and sold to marchens.

What do rubies look like before they are formed?

i no iv'e bine looking for that to everywhere