Ruby, the gemstone of July is one of the most valuable and sought-after gems in the world. It is historically renowned for being a symbol of love, power and passion and is compared to an eternal flame that lasts forever. It is believed to ignite passion of life and love and is greatly associated with abundance, strength and prestige.
It has a regal presence and has been worn by people of noble stance for centuries, including royalty and is also mentioned in the Bible for its beauty and wisdom and is thought to be one of the most precious stones God created.
The name, ‘ruby’ stems from the Latin word, ‘ruber’ which means red. Hence its vibrant, rich colour.
Throughout the world the ruby has hidden depths, including being associated with energy, passion combined with fiery optimism. A symbol of impulse and power.
The ruby continues to be a firm favourite and is often given as a gift of love. Today, it remains a symbol of success and abundance, with hidden depths with a rich lustre.
The beauty of the ruby makes it a great gem to wear with almost any outfit, whether formal or to simply add that touch of colour to your ensemble.
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by Pamela Sommers
Pamela is a London wedding jewellery specialist and founder of SommerSparkle, an award-winning online boutique creating fairytale weddings with their beautiful bridal jewellery & accessories.
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