Friday, November 21, 2008

Bloody Beautiful!!

My passion for red started since I graduated from high school. Black was my color. I was so into black that I had a different black outfit in my wardrobe to wear if there was a funeral everyday! Thank God that phase was over long before I graduated from high school. As my personality changed so did my wardrobe, color suddenly appeared and started to replace black worn-out clothes. Red became my color, and amazingly it still is! I feel that red emanates warmth and a strong sense of life. Red is also the colour of Ruby, which is spontaneously associate with love and vividness. Then my hidden interest in jewelry started to surface along with designing them. Named for it's color (Latin Rubeus).
Ruby is the birth-stone of the month of July. The color can range from "pigeon-blood" to brownish. In order for a ruby to be truly valuable, it has to be red. Not dark pink. Not light pink. Not purple in any shade...but red. The best color is pigeon blood red. The Burmese have traditionally referred to the finest hue of ruby as pigeon's blood (ko-twe), a term which may be of Chinese or Arab origin. Some have compared this color to the center of a live pigeon’s eye. Others have defined this still further as the color of the first two drops of blood from the nose of a freshly slain Burmese pigeon. Al-Afkani described the top variety of ruby as: Rummani (has the color of the fresh seed of pomegranate) or of a drop of blood (drawn from an artery) on a highly polished silver plate. al-Akfani, ca. 1348 AD. Ruby is also known as a " stone of nobility", gathering and amplifying energy while promoting and stimulating mental stimulation. It is said that it can improve ones success in controversies and disputes, encouraging gentleness and discouraging violence. It is also an excellent shielding stone protecting on all levels and safe guarding ones consciousness from psychic attack!


sws said...

This ruby is part of the Al-Sabah collection, Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah. It has quite an interesting story behind it, i'm just too lazy to explain, will do if you're interested in knowing though.

Miznah said...

wallah a7ibich :*

tell me the story