Self –
“I fell in love with the stone Ruby when I first saw in on a jewelry catalogue, going as far as making my parents call me Ruby at home, so when I saw it in person for the first time I was obsessed with it. I begged my parents to buy it for me. After a long time of persuasion, they finally said yes.

Since I got that necklace, I wear it almost every day for the past 12 years. Ruby isn’t my real name, but I feel like it grew on me, and the necklace reminds me of the person I want to become. It’s a persona I had as a kid and I feel I’ve slowly become this persona I set out to be.{ 1 } The necklace reminds me of that and I also use it as a lucky charm and calming tool during difficult times.” Ruby Phan