Happy Birthday July babies! Your birthstone is the rare and radiant ruby; said to arouse the senses, stir the imagination and bring health, wealth, wisdom and love.
Ruby is a variety of the gem species corundum. Only the red corundum is called ruby. All other gemstone corundum colours are called sapphires. Ruby is harder than any natural gemstone except diamond, making it durable enough for every day wear.
The ruby represents love, passion, courage and emotion. For centuries this gem has been considered the king of all gems. It was believed that wearing a fine red ruby bestowed good fortune. Rubies have been the prized possessions of emperors and kings throughout the ages and is still highly valued today. According to ancient Eastern legends, rubies were once believed to contain the spark of life – “a deep drop of the heart’s blood of Mother Earth.”
The colour of a ruby is its most important feature. Rubies come in a variety of red hues from purplish and bluish to orange-red. The most famous and sought-after rubies are known for their intense deep red colour.
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