Ruby is famous for its dark red color, being the most famed and fabled red gemstone. The word ruby comes from ruber, Latin for red. The color of a ruby is due to the element chromium. Ruby is the traditional birthstone for July. Ruby is a most desirable gem due to its hardness, durability, luster, and rarity.
Ruby is considered the stones of love, passion, energy, and power. It is the reason that ruby is considered the most emotionally powerful gemstone on the planet. Some people believed that ruby has some specific abilities, including ones capable of improving one’s health, memory, heart, and brain. The red color symbolizes blood, which increases energy and vigor.
Rubies have been mined in Thailand, in the Pailin and Samlout District of Cambodia, as well as in Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, India, Namibia, Japan, and Scotland.