A Ruby is a pinkish red to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide- Al2O3:Cr). Pigeon Blood Ruby can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone. This makes ruby one of the most important gems in the colored stone market The word ruby comes from rubber, Latin for red. The color of a ruby is due to the element chromium.

Ruby Gemstone

Who should wear Rubies?

Rubies are usually considered auspicious for the zodiac signs Aries, Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius. It has a moderate effect on those born under the Cancer zodiac sign. Wearing a ruby ​​is detrimental to the zodiac signs Pisces, Capricorn and Virgo.

Types of Rubies

Ruby from Burma or Myanmar is one of the most beautiful gemstones and is considered of higher quality, mainly because of its pigeon blood color.

Pigeon Blood Ruby

Besides ruby’s primary color red, the secondary colors are lilac, violet, and pink. However, those with a distinctive red color are rare and therefore most desirable. Pigeon’s Blood Ruby is unique.                                       

Pigeon Blood Ruby Gemstone

Star Ruby

A ruby ​​stone is considered a star ruby ​​if an asterisk with a star, i.e. three or six points, appears in the stone. It is extremely rare and occurs due to enormous pressure and sudden temperature.                                                

Star Ruby Gemstone

Famous Pink Ruby

While there are many famous and noteworthy red rubies, pink rubies are less famous. A famous red ruby ​​native to Sri Lanka, where many pink rubies come from, is the Rosser Leaves ruby, which is also a star ruby.

Famous Pink Ruby Gemstone


The quality of a ruby is determined by its color, cut, and clarity, which, along with carat weight, affect its value. The brightest and most valuable shade of red, called blood red or Pigeon Blood Ruby, commands a large premium over other rubies of similar quality



Yes, Ruby is believed to have astrological benefits such as promoting love, passion, and success.

The quality of a Ruby is determined by its color, clarity, cut, and carat weight.

Yes, Ruby is a durable gemstone and can be worn daily without fear of damage.