Monday, July 18, 2011

Ruby is the Birthstone for July!

For those whose birthday is in July, your birthstone is beautiful. It is the ruby, which has a gorgeous deep vibrant red color. A very rich stone with a long history of being associated with matters of the heart, due to its luminescent red tones. It has also been linked to royalty and thought to represent both power and heat.


Did you know that ruby is derived from the Latin word “ruber” which translates to mean red. What I have always found interesting is that the composition of minerals and rock are referred to as Sapphires except when they are the color red.

Rubies seem to be a well suited gemstone for those born in July. They tend to have refined tastes, and prefer the more elegant elements of life. Jewelry designs including rubies tend to be of a more delicate nature, making them a perfect match. This is partly due to the fact that large ruby gemstones are very rare to find and therefore extremely valuable. It is also in my opinion due to the feminine nature of the stones, that they lend themselves to more delicate designs.

In other blogs talking about birthstones I have listed multiple birthstone lists and the differences between the lists. However, for July there is no variation, it is the same for all of them. Making it very simple to shop for yourself or someone else who has a birthday in July.

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