History and Legend:
The name comes from the latin rubeus meaning `red. Because of its beauty and rarity, the greeks called it the mother of all gemstones. Aristotle wrote: `One of them is red like blood and is called rubinus. This is the best one of all.`The Romans called it`a flower among stones.`It is said that the ruby combines Eros, sensual love, and agape, spiritual love, and is therefore divine love in crystallized form. In the Middle Ages ruby was used as protection against the plague. If the color became darker, the wearer fled to another place in order to protect himself against infection, only returning home when the stone became lighter again.
2.6 cts. from Brazil