Ruby

The ruby, much like the sapphire, is from the corundum mineral family and its beautiful rouge palette is a result of its chromium content. The ruby gets its name from the Latin “ruber” meaning red. We associate the color red with all our most intense emotions like love and passion. This is very much how the ruby has been represented throughout the ages as a token of wealth, success and love. Some of the most expensive rubies have been sourced from Myanmar, while Sri Lanka, Thailand, Madagascar and Tanzania are also known for their ruby deposits. In terms of colors, rubies can range from pure red to pink hues. And while pigeon-blood red remains the most expensive in terms of price matrix, all forms of this naturally occurring precious gemstone are popular. Rubies are the birthstone for July and used to celebrate 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. Capricorns also wear the ruby to convey their star sign in the zodiac calendar. 

Countries of Origin: India, Africa, Asia