The History of Ruby Slippers
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, the House of Winston made a $3 million pair of the famed ruby slippers. The shoes feature 4,600 rubies, with an estimated total weight of 1,350 carats, accented by 50 carats of diamonds.
Ruby is esteemed among gems because of its rich red color. The finest examples come from Myanmar (Burma). In ancient times, rubies were believed to give the wearer strength and courage in battle. They are also considered a source of harmony.