July's Birthstone

Sandra Jordan | 01 July, 2022

            July's Birthstone

For all of those with an July birthday, your birthstone is Ruby. Ruby name derived from the Latin word ruber, which mean red. The colour red is usually associated with love and passion, making it the perfect gift for someone you love. The finest colour of Ruby is a deep red with hints of purple this colour is often referred to as "pigeon's blood."

ruby and diamond hoop earrings

Ruby was called the "king of precious stones" in ancient India because of its rarity, hardness (second only to diamond), beauty, and seemingly mystical powers. In Indian jewellery, rubies have long been associated with life force blood and youthful energy. In the past, some believed this birthstone could predict misfortune or danger, and others claimed it could heal inflammatory diseases and calm anger. During the medieval period, Europeans believed that rubies conferred health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love.

A soft brush and warm soapy water can be used to clean the July birthstone safely. For untreated, heat-treated, or lattice diffusion-treated stones, ultrasonic and steam cleaners are usually safe. Stones filled with glass or dyed should only be cleaned with a damp cloth.

In addition to rubies being the July birthstone. Rubies are also traditionally given for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.


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