courage . enthusiasm . passion
anniversary: 15th, 40th
Ruby gets its name from the Latin word "ruber" which means red. Natural rubies appear in a variety of reddish shades from brownish-red to pink. Throughout history, ruby has been a favorite among powerful rulers and it is called "the gem of kings".
Ruby is known as a stone of courage. It is said to bring a sense of power and self-confidence to the wearer. It stirs the blood and encourages enthusiasm and a zest for life. It is considered a symbol of passion and powerful feelings and is an excellent choice for engagement or Valentine's Day jewelry. Ruby is believed to be an aphrodisiac that can restore and maintain a passionate connection between lovers.