The name “ruby” is given to gem material from the corundum family with a dominant red hue. Historically, some exceptional ruby was mined in the Mogok Valley in Myanmar (Burma) and Burmese ruby often commands a high price.
Ruby is a very hard gemstone, which is highly resistant to scratching. This means that it is perfect for daily wear in engagement rings.
In Sanskrit, the word for ruby is ratnaraj, which means “king of gems”. It has been said that, if worn on the left hand, a ruby will bring good fortune to its wearer.