July is the official month of the ruby. We take a look at this gem's significance in mythology and modern culture and discover its birthstone meaning.
When rubies were discovered
Some famous rubies
Ruby birthstone meaning, lore & legend
What the red colour means
Difference between rubies and pink sapphires
Where the best rubies come from
Ruby anniversary occasions and traditional gifts
Marco Polo's amazement at the beauty of the ruby
Marco Polo was one of the first history writers to describe the impact that seeing a ruby had on him.
When the Italian merchant sailed to the Island of Ceylon, he was allowed to see the King of Ceylon's gigantic heirloom ruby gemstone.
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