Rubies are part of the corundum family of minerals. They fetch the highest price per carat of the three precious coloured gemstones (emeralds, rubies, and sapphires).
They symbolise love, and are considered perfect for brides-to-be. Wearing a ruby stone is said to recharge one’s energy levels.
Rubies are mined in Thailand, India, Australia, Namibia, Japan, Columbia, and even Greenland.