Gemstone | Ruby
Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire
As a symbol of passion, ruby makes an ideal romantic gift, an make it a very desirable gemstone. We are drawn to the lush colour because it also signifies wealth and success.
The name ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means “red”. The glowing red of ruby suggested an inextinguishable flame burning in the stone, even shining through clothing.
Ruby has been called the most precious of the 12 stones created by God.
Ruby is the July birthstone and the gem for the 40th wedding anniversary – and it’s one of the most coveted of gems.