Love ruby – the July birthstone? Who doesn’t! Its deep red colour with purple-ish sparkle, makes the onlookers fall in love with it, at the very first sight. No wonder, it has graced royal beauties in ancient times and even today continues to rule the roost in the world of gem and jewellery.
For the uninitiated, the name ‘ruby – the July birthstone’ is derived from the Latin word ruber which means ‘red’. Isn’t red also the colour of love, lust, and passion?! Its deep red colour with a hint of purple is also termed as ‘pigeon’s blood’ in the gemological circle.