Birthstone Guide

July Birthstone
July Stone of the month Ruby

Rubies` one of the most sought after gemstones` are the birthstone for the month of July. Rubies are made from Corundum` one of the hardest substances and thus Rubies are the second in hardness after Diamonds.

The name "Ruby" comes from the Latin word "ruber" which means RED` which reflects the color of the gemstone.

Rubies are primarily used for ornamental jewelry. They are the perfect gemstones for creating high quality jewelry. They are strong` resistant to scratches and their color never fades out.

Rubies were mined some 2`500 years ago. The most beautiful rubies are found in Burma` quality rubies are found in the following countries: Sri Lanka` Kenya` Tanzania` Afghanistan` India and many more.

Ancient traditional birthstones:

  • Arabic: Carnelian
  • Guardian Angel: Verchiel
  • Hebrew: Onyx
  • Hindu: Sapphire
  • His Talismanic Stone: Sapphire
  • Polish: Ruby
  • Roman: Onyx
  • Russian: Ruby

Rubies` known as "the king of gems"` are traditional crystals for 15th and 40th anniversaries. Some of the qualities associated with this gemstone are vitality` confidence and strength.


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