A symbol of wealth and nobility.
The birthstone for July, rubies are also a traditional gift on 40th ‘ruby’ wedding anniversaries. Since ancient times, rubies have been a symbol of passion, protection and prosperity and were often worn to protect against plague and disease. Legend has it that rubies could turn darker as a warning sign of upcoming problems or bad luck. The gem was believed to promote courage, amplify energy and bring success in love and wealth.
The brilliant red of a ruby is caused by traces of chromium, which, when exposed to the UV rays in sunlight, glows radiantly. Ruby colour tones vary from deep dark reds to oranges and purple-tinged reds; their geographical origin and colour contribute to their value. The most sought-after ruby colour is known dramatically as pigeon blood, which is a very deep red.
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