Precious Stones-The Big Five-Part 2 The Ruby

Written by Sam Serio

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The ruby is found in limestone deposits on side hills, butrepparttar largest quantity is found in alluvial deposits of gravel and clay in riverbeds. These deposits are about fifteen to twenty feet belowrepparttar 146273 surface and from a few inches to five feet in thickness. This material called “byon” is mined or removed and put through a washing process by whichrepparttar 146274 rubies are recovered.

The genuine ruby is gotten fromrepparttar 146275 mineral known as corundum. Emery, so much used, is an impure form of corundum. The superbly blood-red color ofrepparttar 146276 perfect ruby is produced byrepparttar 146277 very tiny portions of impurity inrepparttar 146278 substance after they have been crystallized by Nature’s wonderful processes. All genuine—that is natural stones, contain certain tiny flaws and blemishes and characteristic peculiarities. The fewer these flawsrepparttar 146279 rarerrepparttar 146280 gem. Imitation stones get their imperfections during manufacture, and asrepparttar 146281 chemists are more careful than Nature, these imperfections are less noticeable. Byrepparttar 146282 following differences betweenrepparttar 146283 real andrepparttar 146284 artificial, you can test your ruby. A real ruby contains irregularly shaped bubbles;repparttar 146285 imitation ruby contains bubbles that are perfectly round. Natural rubies all have a silky sheen, due to a number of tiny parallel lines going in three definite directions; imitation stones never have this characteristic.

While lab-created rubies and sapphires have a distinct use in jewelry, they can never affectrepparttar 146286 sale ofrepparttar 146287 real gems any more than isrepparttar 146288 case with imitation pearls. Aside fromrepparttar 146289 fact thatrepparttar 146290 imitation can always be ultimately detected,repparttar 146291 person desiring to purchase a ruby, as a ruby, and as a work of beauty and distinction wants a gem which he knows is one of nature’s rarities and is therefore possessed of intrinsically great value. A good illustration of this fundamental feeling is given by Mr. Zell a noted mineralogist, who says, “Many perfect copies ofrepparttar 146292 Sistine Madonna have been made by good artists,repparttar 146293 original is priceless,repparttar 146294 copies atrepparttar 146295 most are worth a few hundred dollars, this isrepparttar 146296 relation of a gem made in nature’s laboratory to one produced byrepparttar 146297 chemist.”

Today,repparttar 146298 ruby is still considered one ofrepparttar 146299 most valuable and beautiful ofrepparttar 146300 precious stones. Artisans of fine jewelry throughoutrepparttar 146301 world continue to utilize this fine gem in their creations. Ruby isrepparttar 146302 birthstone forrepparttar 146303 month of July.

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How the Internet Helps Musicians

Written by Scott Richards

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Now with online retailers like Amazon, artists can even market and sell their music themselves. Sure it’s tough and don’t expect to make much money. But singers and bands can share and sell their music without depending on a record label in ways today that were impossible a decade ago.

The Internet helps people connect. Music is a deeply personal experience and people have their own preferences in what they listen to. The Internet lets people who prefer a particular style to group together easier and allows them to talk about new artists that they never would have hadrepparttar chance to hear otherwise.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Music is a tough business. With declining sales and tighter profits it is harder for anyone to make a living inrepparttar 145851 music business. However, if you have a good day job and you love to make music forrepparttar 145852 sake ofrepparttar 145853 music itself, thenrepparttar 145854 Internet can be an incredible enabler.

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