July Birthstone – Ruby

What’s the Birthstone for July?

Ruby is the birthstone for July according to both the ancient and modern lists.

Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. A Ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its colour and quality.

The ruby, along with the related sapphire, are the second hardest natural gemstones, with only the diamond being harder.

In ancient India, ruby was called the “king of precious stones” for its rarity, hardness (second only to diamond), beauty and seemingly mystical powers.

Their color may range from deep blood red to paler rose/pink red.

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