If you’re looking for the color of life itself, look no further than red. And the gemstone that brings red to life can have only one name: Ruby – July’s birthstone. The “king of gems”, ruby is one of the world’s oldest and most revered gemstones. It is also one of the rarest. Ruby is certain to demand attention and sends a message of drop-dead glamour and femininity. Its arresting hue speaks of passion and love in celebration of the 40th wedding anniversary. The ruby symbolizes the sun, freedom and power. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. currently holds in its collection one of the world’s largest ruby gemstones set in a ring.