The ruby gets its name from the Latin “ruber” meaning red. We associate the colour red with all our most intense emotions, from passion to anger. This is very much how the ruby has been represented throughout the ages as a token of wealth, success and love. Ruby is the birthstone for July and is associated with the zodiac sign Capricorn (and Dorothy's famous slippers). A gemstone of passion, ruby jewellery is also used to celebrate 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. This precious red stone signifying desire and success is the perfect gift from a loving partner.