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Monday, October 31, 2011

How to buy a gemstone ruby?

This is a difficult question for many buyers. I am trying to answer the same from my own training and experience.
Rubies are mysterious and expensive alike other precious Gemstones. One can pay much more than the actual price of a ruby gemstone if he or she does not know about the quality, origin of the rare gemstone. However, it is difficult to evaluate the same.
Ruby is a precious Gemstone. It takes a lot of time, training and experience to get skills to identify and evaluate ruby. One needs lot of time and devotion to master it. However, normal buyers need not to know all about this precious stones. It is better to acquire some basic knowledge before buying ruby.
I am trying to spell down some tips for a general understanding of ruby. I am describing here from customers’ perspectives. A layman can understand these tips before buying a ruby. You need not to be an expert of ruby to buy it.
Ruby is a color stone also referred as colored gemstone. It belongs to corundum group of gemstones. Corundum is the second hardest stone found in the nature. Only diamond is harder than corundum. Specific gravity of corundum is about 4.
Corundum is aluminum oxide, chemically. It is found naturally in the mines. Aluminum oxide turns into red colored corundum when coloring agent(s) are added with the same. Coloring agents are also metallic oxides found and added naturally.

Physical properties of ruby:
Corundum is found in three categories opaque, translucent and transparent. Rubies are red Corundum of translucent or transparent category. Specific gravity of ruby is four and its hardness in Moh’s scale is measured at nine. It is similar to that of corundum.
Origins of ruby:
Burma (Myanmar), Ceylon, Thailand (Siam), Cambodia, Vietnam, Tanzania, Madagascar, Kenya and India are major sources of ruby. However, Burmese rubies are considered as the best. Origin or mine of ruby plays a major role in determining its valuation. It is therefore, advised to know about the origin of ruby before buying a ruby.
Astrological Views:
Ruby is a precious stone belonging to Navratna family according to Indian astrology. Red color of ruby resembles the sun among planets. Hence it is prescribed for the planet sun. Ruby is the birth stone for month July according to western astrology and palmistry.


Like any other gemstone four “C”s play major role in determining value of ruby. These four “C”s are Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat weight. It is better to know about four “C”s before buying a ruby.
Cut: There are various types of cuts in ruby gemstone. These are cut stones, cabochons, beads, drops etc. Cut stones are the costliest followed by cabochons and beads. Cut stones are faceted but cabochons are plain. Beads and drops are manufactured both in faceted and plain categories.
There are various shapes in both cut stones and cabochons such as Oval, Octagon, Pear, Heart, Marquise, Square and Round.
Clarity: Clean ruby is rare of the rarest. Gemstone ruby often has many inclusions. Black spot, yellow and brown spots, cracks and milky tints are main inclusions of ruby.
More inclusions mean lesser clarity (purity). Clean is rare and fetches highest price. Ruby is costlier with better purity and becomes less expensive with inclusions.
Color shades: Color of ruby varies between light pink to deep red. Sometimes it has blue, yellow or black tints. A ruby is generally referred as Pink sapphire if the color is pink. Light color ruby fetches lesser price than deeper color. However, over color rubies are also inexpensive. Generally bright red is the costliest. Price of a ruby gemstone goes down with the presence of blue, yellow or black tint.
Burmese ruby has the most pleasant color shades, bright pink to red. Ceylon ruby is normally of pink color and Thai ruby has black tints. Bright color and transparency of Burmese ruby fetches maximum price. Hence, you can stress on Burmese origin while buying an expensive ruby.
Carat weight: Bigger the size more the price. It is true for good quality rubies. Fine quality rubies of bigger sizes are rare. Generally fine quality Burmese rubies above 3- 4 carats are rare. Sizes between two to four carats for a fine quality Burmese ruby is considered as very good.

Buy from a trustworthy Jeweler
Evaluating ruby is a difficult thing. Evaluating and buying rubies are tricky. Even experts vary in their opinions. It is almost impossible for a layman or a buyer to evaluate it correctly. Hence, the best way is to go to a trustworthy jeweler or gemstone dealer. You can also ask a certificate before buying a ruby. There are many certification agencies. Gublin (Switzerland) is the most renowned in certifying rubies and other color stones followed by Gemological institute of America. There are many other certification agencies you can rely on.
I have given some tips for evaluating and buying ruby gemstone. It will help you in identifying and evaluating ruby. However, it is advised to consult an approved valuer or trustworthy jeweler before going to buy a ruby gemstone.

Treatments: Natural rubies are also treated to enhance its color, clarity and transparency. Most popular treatment is heat treatment. Natural untreated rubies are costlier than treated rubies. There are some other treatments such as glass filling and led filling. Glass filling enhances clarity of rubies and led filling enhances both clarity and color. However, led filling is injurious to health. There are some other types of treatments and I will discuss them elsewhere in future.

Thanks,
Jyoti Kothari (Jyoti Kothari, Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is also ISO 9000 professional)

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Rhodium polish in silver, gold and diamond jewelry in Jaipur

 Rhodium polish is a must nowadays in all types of jewelry be it silver, gold or diamond. There are many shops doing rhodium polish in Jaipur. However, not all are good.

Classic Rhodium situated at Gheewalon ka rasta is a good one as few of my friends suggest.
 They are good in processing.

Thanks
Jyoti Kothari (Jyoti Kothari, Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is also ISO 9000 professional)

Video: Rhodium polish


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Friday, October 28, 2011

Mahendrapat Singh Dugar, Jaipur undergone Heart Surgery


Mahendrapat Singh Dugar (Monu Babu), of Azimganj, presently living in Jaipur has undergone for heart surgery last week. He has been operated at Fortis hospital in Jaipur and released from hospital yesterday.

Mahendrapat Singh Dugar belongs to famous Rai Dhanpat Singh Dugar family (Harawat Estate) in Azimganj.

He is at home. We wish him get well soon.

With regards,
Jyoti Kothari (N.B. Jyoti Kothari is proprietor of Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur, representing Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is a Non-resident Azimganjite. New venture: Vardhaman Infotech)

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Business and business system


People wishes to do business and earn money quickly. They want to earn money, big money. However, most of them fail to understand the processes of business resulting in failure of their businesses. Why does it happen? Because people fail to understand that business is a system, a set of processes integrated with each other.Those who know business and its system and can build a strong system around them can really earn big money. A system is required for any kind of business whether it is wholesale or retail, manufacturing or services, Jewelry or IT solutions.

Follow the link to know how to build a business and business system.

Thanks,
Jyoti Kothari (Jyoti Kothari, Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is also ISO 9000 professional)

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vardhaman Infotech: A new venture around Vardhaman Gems


Vardhaman Infotech is a new venture around Vardhaman Gems. Vardhaman group has already established business in gemstones and jewelry.  However, present days are for information technology. Darshan Kothari, son of Jyoti Kothari has started and established this new venture to provide quality IT solutions including mobile applications development, website design-development, Search engine optimization (SEO) and other related services.

Vardhaman Infotech is focusing on mobile applications development especially on Android applications, website development and designing, software development and search engine optimization (SEO) services globally along with networking and hardware marketing in Jaipur region.

Update on December 2016: Vardhaman Infotech has crossed several milestones during its journey of seven years and has a range of satisfied customers worldwide. The IT firm has started training program in various sectors and has a track record of successful training programs on various technical and managerial topics.  

Thanks,
Jyoti Kothari
 (Jyoti Kothari, Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is also ISO 9000 professional)

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Tanzania rubies

We know about origins of rubies from Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Africa and India. These are well known origins of rubies. Tanzania is a comparatively new origin. Some fine quality rubies are found in this origin. However, most of the ruby stones from this mine are of comparatively inferior quality.


Tanzanian ruby has a vivid red color but most of the stones are inclusive. It is good for cabochons and beads. These stones are also being heat treated.

Thanks,
Jyoti Kothari (Jyoti Kothari, Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is also ISO 9000 professional)


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Happy Diwali

 Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur wishes you a very happy Diwali.  We have exclusive ranges of various gemstones such as ruby, sapphires, corals, emeralds, cat's eyes etc in various ranges. You can visit and shop quality gemstones in our premises in very competitive price.

Dhanteras falls on October 24, 2011 starting festive season of Diwali. Diwali is on 26th. Wish you a very happy and prosperous Diwali again.

Festival of India: Dhan Teras and Diwali

Festival of India: Diwali in Jaipur


Thanks,
Jyoti Kothari (Jyoti Kothari, Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is also ISO 9000 professional)

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Diwali, Veer Nirvan Diwas and Gautam Swami Keval Gyan

 I wish all of you a very happy and prosperous Diwali festive season starting from Dhan teras. Diwali or Deepavali is a day of salvation (Nirvan) of Lord Mahavira. Gandhar Indrabhuti Gautam, (Gautam Swami) attained omniscience (Keval Gyan) moments after Veer nirvan. Veer Nirvan samvat or Vir samvat (Jain New Year) starts from the next day of Diwali. Happy New Year!!

 Festival of India: Dhan Teras and Diwali

Festival of India: Diwali in Jaipur

Delicious Indian sweet: Gujiya

 Jyoti Kothari


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Happy Dhanteras and Diwali !!

 Dear all, We are at the brink of Diwali, the Nirvan day of Lord Mahavir. I personally and on behalf of Sri Jain Swetambar Khartar Gachchh Sangh, Jaipur wish all of you a very Happy Dhan Teras, Diwali and New year (Veer Samvat). May Lord Mahavira and Gautam Swami bless you with all joys and happiness.

Festival of India: Dhan Teras and Diwali

Festival of India: Diwali in Jaipur

Thanks,
Jyoti Kothari

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

State finance commission member (Chhattisgarh) Ashok Parakh visited Malpura Dadabadi


 Prof. Ashok Parakh, member, State finance commission  (Chhattisgarh) visited Malpura with his family members. He reached Malpura dadabadi on October 10 and stayed a night there. They offered Puja to the holy Charan of Dada Jin Kushal Suri in the next morning. He was well satisfied with arrangements in the Dadabadi.

Returning Raipur he came to Jaipur and met Jyoti Kothari , secretary, Khartar Gachchh Sangh and expressed his satisfaction.

It is worth noted that Prof. Ashok Parakh is a prominent member of Khartar Gachchh Sangh in Raipur. He has just completed his term as Chairman, Private university regulatory commission, Chhattisgarh and recently appointed as member of State finance commission.

Thanks,
Jyoti Kothari

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Inauguration of newly built Dharamshala at Mohanbadi, Jaipur by Dr. Basant Vijay ji

Yativarya Dr. Basant Vijay ji (Basant Guruji) inaugurated newly built Dharamshala at Mohanbadi, Jaipur on October 9 morning in a grand ceremony. Sri jain Swetambar Khartar Gachchh Sangh, Jaipur has built this palacious Air Conditioned  Dharamshala. It is a five floored building with a built up area of 60,000 sq. ft. There is a huge lawn in front of the Dharamshala.

Sri Manak Chand Golechha, Sangh president felicitated Dr. Basant Vijay ji after inauguration.  He blessed every one chanting few mantras. Pravartini sadhwi Sri Chandraprabha Sri ji,

Pravartini sadhwi Sri Chanda ji and sadhwi Upendrayasha sri ji were also present to bless the occasion. Vice president Sri Rajendra Chhajed, secretary Jyoti Kothari and other executive members of the Sangh felicitated members of Surana family, main donators. Smt. Jatan Bai Golechha, former president of the Sangh graced this occasion with her presence.

Inauguration ceremony was followed by a grand Parshwa Padmavati pujan. More than eight hundred pairs participated in the puja sponsored by Sri Chandraprakash Prakashchand Lodha family. Yativarya Dr. Basant Vijay ji (Basant Guruji) conducted the puja.

Jyoti Kothari


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