During the course of his sixth journey, the sailor Sinbad’s ship was wrecked and all his companions perished. Sinbad lost consciousness and woke up on the shore of an unknown island. He found himself in Ceylon, a prisoner of the King of Serendib, in a palace whose walls were set with a hundred thousand rubies.
Questioned by the monarch, Sinbad spoke of his adventures and of the exploits of the Baghdad Caliph. The tales so fascinated the King that he granted Sinbad his freedom and gave him the gift of a glowing drinking vessel sculpted from a single ruby.
Of a deep, intense red, the ruby stone attracts sensuality and brings power and wealth.
Furiously romantic: Raspberry leaf and black currant mingling with purple basil.