Choosing to give someone a piece of jewelry with their birthstone in it, is a great display of affection and thoughtfulness. The birthstone for July is ruby. As is the case with all 12 birthstones, ruby has an interesting and fascinating history associated with the stone. Giving a person this specific and special type of jewelry is said to bring them good luck and protection. Included below are some of the little known facts about the ruby birthstone.
The ruby birthstone is associated with some wonderful qualities such as devotion, integrity, happiness and courage. There are many different healing properties that are associated with this particular birthstone as well. It is said to have a positive effect on blood, infections and promoting positive thought patterns. The word "ruby" stems from the Latin word "ruber" which means red. The ruby stone is actually found in many different shades of red, from pinkish red to blood red, all the way to a deep dark red hue. The red tinge of color comes from the mineral chromium.
Another interesting fact about this particular birthstone is that it is also used as the traditional gifts for 15th or 40th wedding anniversary. The ruby is found all over the world. It has been discovered in Africa, the USA, Australia, and parts of Asia. Rubies are usually found and sold with some type of flaw. Rubies without flaws are exceedingly rare and go for an even elevated and higher price than that of diamonds. This special stone is such a symbol of vibrancy and the true essence of life.
If you'd like to check out a wide selection of the July birthstone, or many more, please feel visit us in store and we'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about this brilliant and lovely stone. Pieces of jewelry with rubies are exquisite gifts, take advantage of the sentiment.