Ruby, the July birthstone is renowned for its blood red hue and lustre. But these are not the only reasons; ruby is regarded in club of imperial stones. Ruby is the giver of good luck, confidence, emotional intelligence and opportunities. Here is a list of seven amazing rubes who received appreciation for their extraordinary qualities.
Rosser Reeves Star Ruby
The red star was discovered in the mines of Srilanka and named for its owner who worn it for good fortune. Currently this ultimate wizard is displayed in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History.
Carmen Lucia Ruby
Regarded as one of the finest rubies on the planet, 23.10-carat Burmese ruby Carmey Lucia is known for its irresistible look. Currently this jewel is adorning beauty of the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History.
Richard Burton Ruby
It’s not a ruby actually but is a jewel studded in a diamond ring which was gifted to actress Elizabeth Taylor from Richard Burton in 1968. As the ring contains celebrity power it was sold for $4.2 million at an auction in 2012.
It is said, creativity knows no limit thus we have ruby slippers too, Ruby slippers was worn by Dorothy (played by Judy Garland) in the 1939 MGM movie The Wizard of Oz. It’s uncertain that how many pairs were made for the film. Reportedly one pair was stolen in 2005 and has never been recovered.
The 196.10-carat Hixon Ruby is regarded to be one of the world’s large & perfect ruby crystals. Currently the stone belongs to the collection of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.
Considered as one of the largest genuine gemstones in the world, the 496.50-carat Nawata ruby is invaluable for many reasons. Also known as SLORC Ruby, Nawata ruby is a national treasure of the Union of Myanmar. It was discovered in 1990 in Myanmar.
Etcetera Ruby Ring
The ring featured 6.04-carat Etcetera Burmese ruby was auctioned for $3.35 million on May 29, 2012 by Christie’s.