In May of 2012, a 32-carat Burmese ruby & diamond ring - that was part of the collection of Lily Safra (a Brazilian philanthropist), one of the richest women in the world - was sold at an auction.
The pre-auction estimate for the sale was $3 - 5 million, but the final sale price ended up at $6.7 million. It is believed to be the most expensive ruby ever sold.
As valuable as rubies are, the Bible tells us that wisdom is far better & more valuable. No earthly treasure can compare to wisdom because nothing else offers the same protection, benefits & blessings that wisdom does.
Bible says: “For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.” (Pro 8:11)
“Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.” - Charles Spurgeon.