Ruby

Ruby is the second hardest gemstone after the Diamond; its name is due to its red color (from the Latin “rubeus”). Big Rubies are considered more rare than Diamonds on the same size. Ruby coloring is hardly homogenous, clouds in the gems are very common. It can be found in several shades of red, from the pure red, known as “pigeon’s blood”, to mixed reds with bluish, purplish, orange and brown shades. In medieval Europe, it was believed that Ruby would guarantee health, wealth, wisdom and success in love. It can be found in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Tanzania and especially in Thailand.

Ruby