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Ruby and Garnet Physical Properties

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1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
Brittle
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1.2 Solubility
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1.3 Durability
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1.4 Specific Gravity
3.97-4.05
3.55-4.33
1.5 Fracture
Conchoidal
Conchoidal, Uneven
1.6 Cleavage
No true cleavage
Indistinct
1.7 Mohs Hardness
9
6.5-7.5
1.8 Chemical Composition
Al 2 O 3
Garnet is a series of several different minerals with unique chemical formulas.

Ruby and Garnet Chemical Formula

While comparing Ruby and Garnet physical properties, the important data you should know is its chemical composition. Since chemical formula defines the molecular structure of the crystal, most of the physical properties like color, tenacity, solubility are governed by Ruby and Garnet chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Ruby- Al 2 O 3
  • Chemical formula of Garnet- Garnet is a series of several different minerals with unique chemical formulas.

Ruby and Garnet Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Ruby and Garnet Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Ruby and Garnet Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Ruby is 3.55-4.33 whereas that of Garnet is 3.55-4.33.