RUBY- "THE KING OF GEMS".
Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the "king of gems".
The word ruby comes from ruber, Latin for red.
The fiery and captivating Ruby is considered the most magnificent of all gems,and can command the highest per-carat price of any coloured stone - the most valuable are a shade of red called blood-red or pigeon blood.
Ruby is considered the stone of love, energy, passion, power, and a zest for life and they are harder than any other gems except diamonds.
A ruby is believed to bring harmony, success, and contentment to its wearer.
At 23.10-carat, the CARMEN LUCIA RUBY is considered one of the world’s finest large Burmese rubies. It is currently in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Harry Winston created real RUBY SLIPPERS set with 4,600 rubies.
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