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History & Usage of Rubies

Antiquity
Antiquity

The History Of Rubies In Antiquity The entire history of rubies is one rich in mystery, passion, and splendor. The precious gemstone is mentioned eight times in the Bible and as one of the twelve precious stones created by God, has been coveted by royalty, explorers, warriors, and collectors, and have long been considered a […]

The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages

The History Of Rubies In The Middle Ages During the Middle Ages, rubies were thought to insure victory in all conflicts, including lawsuits and war.  Other properties attributed to rubies included protection from lightning, tempests, worms, sadness, and jealousy.  Rubies signaled peril by turning black, and regained their original color once danger had passed. Sorcerers […]

Modern History
Modern History

Modern History of Rubies As the allure and appeal of rubies entered the modern age, they experienced a rapid increase in how they were coveted and collected. When nations were conquered, rubies and other precious gemstones were targeted in the spoils of war. And as countries developed the means of harvesting their mineral resources, mining […]

Rubies in Film & Television
Rubies in Film & Television

The Use Of Rubies In Film and Television As such a profoundly popular gemstone, it is no surprise that rubies have been prominently featured in many highly regarded films and television series. They have been the centerpiece of an entire story. They have been a big reveal in a surprising moment that goes on to […]

Rubies & Spirituality
Rubies & Spirituality

The History Of Rubies In Spirituality Ruby is the stone of the heart.  It facilitates the ability to give and receive unconditional love.  It promotes a passion for life and instills renewed vigor. It also promotes sexuality, but never in a self-destructive way.  Not only does it stimulate the heart chakra, but it also centers […]

Rubies & Religion
Rubies & Religion

The History Of Rubies In Religion Throughout recorded time, rubies have been believed to possess powerful protective properties when worn as or talismans.  In antiquity, rubies were engraved with images of Venus (to signify the power of love), Osiris (to signify life, death, fertility), Mars (to signify honor, victory), and Gorgon’s Heads (to ward off […]

Rubies & Health
Rubies & Health

How Rubies Are Used For Health In antiquity, rubies and other gemstones were thought to treat disease when they were used as ointments or swallowed as potions or teas.  Color was critical for determining the medicinal use of gemstones. Red stones, including ruby, spinel, garnet, and carnelian, were thought to prevent and cure blood and […]

Rubies & Love
Rubies & Love

Rubies As Expressions Of Love Rubies have long been associated with love and romance and have been used in engagement rings for centuries.  Ruby is said to enhance the ability to give and receive unconditional love. It is known as the stone of the heart and it rules the passions.   The Romans were the first […]

Rubies & Jyotisha
Rubies & Jyotisha

Rubies & Vedic Astrology For many centuries, cultures of the Indian subcontinent have studied different aspects and properties of gemstones. From Ancient Sanskrit texts, there is a copious amount of information on the power of rubies to influence the cosmos. This type of practice, Jyotisha, refers to an ancient Indian system of the interplay between […]

Famous Rubies
Famous Rubies

Famous Rubies of the World Many people and cultures have cherished extraordinary rubies for as long as rubies have been a recognized gemstone. Some of the most famous rubies in history can today be found in the collections of world-class museums such as the Louvre and the Smithsonian, and have been prized pieces to be […]