Rudy, on Rubies and Pearls

Rubies ~ This gem was my personal favorite. After the diamond it is perhaps the second most important precious stone, well-known for its properties as well as its lore. In one of my films, I briefly held a number of them in my hands ~ faux though they were in that particular instance (The Young Rajah, Paramount, 1922.)

One of the rarest of gems, rubies are a reflection of passion. It is in this context that I speak of it ~ also of desire but not of any negative or exaggerated manifestations of either one. Rubies symbolize passion as well as the desire to love and be loved, that is all. Wearing a ruby is a reminder to maintain an open heart. In essence then, it has the effect of encouraging relationship.

In ancient times, the ruby was also seen as a conjuring stone. Not so surprising, given that passion is one of the tools we routinely use to help shape our realities. This gemstone amplifies the wishes of the wearer, encouraging their manifestation. Such wishes, however, must first be born out of love. There is no other way. Not only are secrets unlocked through the use of this stone, mountains may also be moved.

Pearls ~ Valued as gemstones even though they’re not, pearls are of the oyster born, their origin but a grain of sand. As they develop, they become crystallized, taking on a definite form. Products of consolidation and focus, pearls come in all colors, sizes and shapes, the round ones being the most highly prized.

We might think of a round pearl as a metaphor for the globe we know as Earth.  That, too, is crystallized thought, always in motion and ever in the process of becoming.   The pearl is a product of reflection, if you will, the result of an oyster gazing at its navel. As a jewel it does not glitter yet its translucence is legendary. There is a parallel between the growth of a child in the womb and the development of a pearl in an oyster. In both instances the feminine principle is being served. The pearl is an excellent example of the multi-layered nature of the Universe.” ~ R. Valentino Guglielmi