From the novels of Oscar Wilde to William Shakespeare’s plays, the ruby is one of the most referenced coloured gemstones throughout literature. The gem most associated with romance, passion and life, the ruby has been the inspiration behind works of art across all cultures.
As one of the world’s most historically significant coloured stones, rubies are mentioned four times in the Bible and are associated with attributes such as beauty and wisdom. Their perfect red hue is the standard for the most prized and pure shades of red worldwide. Let’s take a closer look at the July birthstone and its uniquely special colour.
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