The most important sources of rubies are in Asia and Africa. Historically, Burma (now known as Myanmar) was always considered to be the preeminent source of the finest rubies and stones have been found there for over 1000 years.
Ruby gemstone is affiliated with the planet Sun which is referred to be the primary source of energy among all the living creatures. This gemstone is highly benevolent for those individuals who are born in the month of July. Thus, the ruby gemstone is regarded as ass the birthstone of the month of July.