The word Ruby comes to us from the Latin 'ruber' and 'rubeus' meaning red. However the word in Sanskrit translates to be “The King of gemstones”.
Rubies are generally much rarer than diamonds. Their scarcity makes it too difficult to deploy as a conflict mineral. Rubies are an optimal choice in engagement rings and other jewellery for anyone concerned about conflict minerals. Of course, it is the colour and the stone of love, of passion, romance and sexuality and lust.
Rubies are the birthstone of July and the anniversary gemstone for 15, 40 and 80 years.