About Us

Cheaper Than Rubies is a collaborative blog effort started by two young Australians, with the aim of providing a platform and support for young, female writers who want to write about their own interests and experiences in their own way.

What’s in a name?

“Cheaper Than Rubies”. You’re probably thinking it’s a weird name for a blog. But with every name, there is a story…

It all started when we stumbled across this little gem, also known as Proverbs 31:10.

“Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.”

The verse then goes on to talk about all the virtues held dear in Biblical times… And well, we don’t feel a need to fit that mould.

We’re female twenty-somethings with a love of politics, culture, sex, knowledge and a good time, and we’re not afraid to ruffle a few feathers.

We don’t want to be what other people want us to be. We know our own worth. We are the Rubies.

If you are interested in contributing to Cheaper Than Rubies, drop us a line at cheaperthanrubies@gmail.com with a short bio and some sample writing. We’d love to have you on board!

We love hearing from our readers and welcome comments on the posts, our Facebook page or via Twitter. Please note all published comments on the site are subject to an approval process.

Who We Are

Cheaper Than Rubies is a project brought to you by Miranda and Noni, two Communications graduates from Charles Sturt University. Since graduating they have worked across a range of media in Sydney, Canberra, Bathurst and Dubbo.


Penelope is a designer for a gaming company by day, and avid film buff, photographer and writer by night. She loves the modern world, but is still a tree-hugging hippie at heart. Raised and living in Sydney, she hopes to one day create something that can bring people together.

With an Honours degree in English Literature and History, and a Masters in Museums Studies, Tegan is a sucker for all things old and dead. When she isn’t busy working in a well renowned chocolate company, she spends time writing her blog, Delicious History, and indulging in the magical worlds of books and and games.

Karina is a self-confessed science nerd, studying Honours in Geosciences at the University of New South Wales. Karina is passionate about getting everyone else as enthusiastic about science as she is, though she does concede that not everyone finds soil quite as fascinating as she does. That said, she’s equally likely to show you her shoe collection as her mineral collection whilst enjoying one of her baking experiments. (Just beware of her pun addiction!)

Alana is a writer, editor, Holistic Health Coach in training and creator of ray of sunshine: wellness + awesome living. Her mission is to empower women to live awesomely through natural health, good food, positive body image and self love. Alana is from sunny Brisbane.


3 responses to “About Us

  1. When are you lovely ladies going to update again?

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