Symbolism of the Ruby

The gorgeous ruby is the July birthstone as well as the traditional gift for celebrating 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. Rubies have symbolized power and protection throughout the ages. They were believed to protect warriors in battle. A more modern day connection to this belief are the ruby slippers worn by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz which were thought to protect her from evil.

Rubies are also associated with love and passion based on their bright red color. Red is the color of roses, cupid and hearts and rubies, with their brilliant, fiery red fit right in. Rubies often look like there is an eternal flame burning within the store which symbolizes everlasting love.

Whether you are looking for your own new favorite piece of jewelry or as a gift for your wedding anniversary, stop in to Bridgewaters and let us help you find your perfect gem!