Ruby is one variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire. Ruby is arguably one of the most special gems in the colored stone market. Red is the color of our most intense emotions; love and anger, passion and fury. It’s associated with objects of power and desire. Rubies can come in various shades, including hues of orange, purple, pink and deep red.
Early cultures treasured rubies for their similarity to the redness of the blood that flowed through their veins, and believed that rubies held the power of life. As a symbol of passion, ruby makes an ideal romantic gift.
Rubies are the traditional 40th wedding anniversary gift.