"And the marvelous rose became crimson, like the rose of the eastern sky. Crimson was the girdle of petals, and crimson as a ruby was the heart"
Almost all rubies have flaws. Rubies without imperfections are exceptionally rare and command prices even higher than diamonds of a similar weight and quality.
Rubies, because of their brilliant red hues, are often related to themes concerning the essence and vibrancy of life
Rubies are the second hardest gemstone next to diamonds.
Rubies are a part of the corundum family. Only red corundum can be classified as a ruby. Other colors are considered to be sapphire.
The world’s largest ruby is 40,920 carats, which is roughly the size of a cantelope. The most expensive ruby in the world is the Sunrise Ruby, sold for $30 million in 2015.
According to ancient folklore, rubies represent passion, power, happiness, protection and healing.