A ruby can take your breath away. The fire that glows within, their deep lush red colors, vivid and bright. The sight of a ruby set in a piece of jewelry is sure to make anyone's heart flutter. At Hamra Jewelers, we love rubies and we are proud to have several gorgeous ruby pieces as part of our collection. Get to know more about this crimson wonder by reading our brief history of the ruby.
Rubies get their name from the Latin word ruber, which means "red". Rubies have been a prized gemstone since the dawn of human history. They were mentioned several times in the Bible and in the scholar Piny's "Natural History", which was published in the first century AD. For centuries the ruby held great significance in India and Burma (which would one day become Myanmar). In these regions, rubies were viewed as great signifiers of of wealth and spiritual power. They were also seen as being possessed with magic that would help warriors win battles and grant them invulnerability.
In Europe, they grew in popularity over time. The stones became associated with wealth, love and promoting good health. Before diamonds became the stone of love, the ruby was most often the precious gem that lovers would give each other to convey their passion and commitment.
Come see our selection of fine ruby jewelry at Hamra Jewelers. Stop by our showroom, or give us a call at 480-946-5110.