Rubies for Blood, Emeralds for Truth: The Hidden Meanings and Histories of Your Favorite Gemstones

While fine jewelry is usually high in monetary value, what often makes it exceptional is that it’s steeped in significance. A piece of jewelry frequently has a particular aura that does not fade; it is with it that we mark the milestones of our lives—engagement, marriage, friendships, parenthood, birthdays, travels, traditions, and love. Jewelry, some