We are thrilled to share with you a brief history of one of the most exquisite and captivating gemstones - The Ruby.
Rubies are the birthstone for July and have long been regarded as a symbol of passion, love, and power. Their deep red color has inspired awe and admiration throughout history, making them one of the most coveted gemstones in the world.
The name "ruby" is derived from the Latin word "rubeus," which means "red." Rubies have been treasured for thousands of years, with ancient civilizations attributing mystical qualities to them. In ancient India, rubies were considered the "King of Gems" and were believed to bring good fortune and protect against evil. They were also associated with the Sun and were thought to have a life force that could bring vitality and energy to the wearer.
In ancient Burma (now Myanmar), rubies were highly revered, and it was believed that warriors who embedded rubies into their skin would become invincible in battle. European royalty also held rubies in high esteem, considering them a symbol of passion and protection. The red hue of the ruby was associated with the heart and blood, deepening its connection to love and vitality.
The allure of rubies continued into the modern era, with iconic figures like Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Diana donning ruby jewelry. Ruby engagement rings have also gained popularity for their vibrant color and symbolism of love and devotion.
Today, rubies remain highly sought after for their exquisite beauty and significance. They are used in a variety of jewelry pieces, from rings to necklaces, and are often set with diamonds or other gemstones to enhance their brilliance.
Whether admired for their intense red hue or cherished for their rich history, rubies hold a special place in the world of gemstones, embodying passion and timeless elegance.
Thank you for reading, and we hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about the history of the July birthstone - the ruby.
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