In Ancient India, rulers wore ruby necklaces and ruby rings to bring them good luck. Rubies were also inserted into military armor to give the soldier good luck on the battlefield. In the West, the ruby has always been associated with power. In Ancient Egypt, the ruby was believed to be the gem of the most powerful goddess of Lower Egypt, the goddess of War. Soldiers carried rubies and wore ruby necklaces beneath their armor into battle in order to summon her power.
The birthstone poem also touts the ruby's power, declaring that those who wear ruby jewelry will be “exempt and free/From love's doubts and anxiety”. Some today believe that wearing ruby jewelry can increase one's blood flow to the brain and sustain concentration. For most, however, the ruby's only power is its magnificent beauty; ruby jewelry always make a stunning and breathtaking addition to anyone's collection.
Ruby and Diamond Earrings
Ruby Pendant with Diamonds
Ruby and Diamond Necklace