Ruby is the birthstone
for July and for those born under the sign of Aries. With its fiery red color
ranging from pinkish-red, medium-red to pigeon blood hues, this stone exudes
elegance and versatility to the wearer. It is one of the oldest and most
revered gemstones. Reputed to be precious gemstones, rubies come from the
mineral "corundum". Worn by kings and aristocrats of times past, it was used to
ward off sickness and made the wearer invulnerable to defeat.