Ruby - King of Gems
Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and symbolizes passion, protection, and prosperity. Red is the color of our most intense emotions—love and anger, passion, and fury. Ruby is one of the most historically significant colored stones and has been revered since ancient times.
The name ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means “red.”In the first century AD, the Roman scholar Pliny included rubies in his Natural History, describing their hardness and density. Ancient Hindus believed that those who offered fine rubies to the god Krishna were granted rebirth as emperors.
Traded along China’s north silk road as early as 200Bc and was used to adorn their armor, the symbolism of blood and was worn on the left side, the side of the heart, and would allow the bearers to live peacefully.
The Ruby retained its importance with the birth of the western world and became one of the most sought-after gems of European royalty. Many medieval Europeans wore rubies to guarantee health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love.
Still to this day Rubies are loved and desired, for their beauty and the lush red color that signifies wealth and success. Ruby dissolves deep trauma and grief within the body. Ruby encourages a passion for life, balances the heart, and instills confidence. Ruby encourages joy, spontaneity, laughter, and courage.
It’s time to step out and shine your beautiful light into the world and to know that you are amazing. Aloha & Shanti ( peace )