Ruby is the third hardest gemstone and is one of the four precious stones along with diamond, sapphire and emerald. Ruby is believed to promote love, health, knowledge and wealth. It has been associated with improved energy and concentration, creativity, loyalty, honor and compassion.

Ruby is said to encourage passion and zest for life, increase spiritual wisdom, and shield against psychic attacks. Ruby harmonizes very well with blue sapphire due to the self-control and determination properties that combine with the ruby’s strength and courage. Using rose quartz in conjunction with ruby will offer a fiery passion that can help heal and mend broken or old relationships.

Ruby is the modern and traditional birthstone for the month of July and is used to celebrate the 15th, 40th, and 80th anniversary of weddings.