What Is the Birthstone for July and What Does It Mean?
The birthstone for July is Ruby, and it is one of the most desirable gemstones.
If ruby is your birthstone, then lucky you!
July’s birthstone is Ruby. It is one of the most popular jewellery stones.
The name ‘Ruby’ comes from the Latin word ‘Ruber’, meaning ‘red’.
As we know, red is also the colour of love and passion.
We know rubies best for their deep red colour, however they come in a variety of shades. These range from a dark purple to a pale pink.
Like diamonds, we value rubies based on the 4Cs; colour, cut, clarity and carat.
People are willing to pay higher prices for the darker and brighter tones so the colour of a ruby will set its cost.
Did you know that in ancient India, people called ruby the “king of precious stones” for its rarity, beauty, and hardness?
Many people throughout history believe that rubies have magical powers and can predict trouble or danger.
In addition, many others believe they can cure swellings.
Burmese warriors believed rubies made them unbeatable in battle.
In addition to being the July birthstone, we traditionally give rubies for the 40th wedding anniversary.
40 years is definitely something worth celebrating!
Rubies represent romance and love, and passion too! These are all qualities that make rubies very worthy of such an amazing milestone.
Lovers have always given rubies as they believe they are very emotional gemstones; this is why they make such a great gift.
Lots of celebrities are major fans of the ruby and we can’t blame them!