Ruby

Ruby is named after the Latin word “ruber” for red. Ruby is one of the most expensive gems, large rubies being rarer than comparable diamonds. Many rubies are an essential part of royal insignia and other famous jewelry.

Ruby is the birthstone for those who are born in July. Ruby is also used to celebrate a couple’s 15th and 40th anniversary.

The ruby is assigned to the planets Mars and Pluto.

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