Representing passion, love and success, ruby is known for its captivating deep red colour. In ancient India, it was referred to as the king of precious stones due to its hardness (second to diamond) and rarity. To this day, ruby is one of the most coveted gems in the coloured stone market and a member of the Big Three of precious gems. Ancient cultures revered this stone and believed it embodied the power of life.
Ruby’s rich red hue still attracts gemstone lovers, and its colour lends itself perfectly as a romantic gift, especially on the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.
Featured below are pieces set with ruby and a few similar in colour, such as red sapphire and red spinel.