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Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July

July's birthstone is ruby



  • Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species and commands the highest price of any colored stone

  • Ruby is a symbol of passion, which makes the ideal romantic gift. Jewelry lovers are drawn to the rich color because it also signifies desire, wealth, success and power

  • In the ancient language of Sanskrit, ruby is called ratnaraj, or “king of precious stones.” The name ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means “red”

  • Ruby’s colors ranges from pink-red to a rich pigeon blood red. The most significant color is pigeon blood red, which is often referred to as "traffic light red", and exhibits exceptional fluorescent red with high-intensity, captivating the most discerning gemstone and jewelry collectors

  • Ruby is one of the most historically significant colored stones. Many medieval Europeans wore rubies to guarantee health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love. King Henry V used “The Black Princes Ruby” for his helmet as he fought the French at Agincourt in 1415. Afterwards, it was revealed that the jewel was a spinel. Today, this spinel is placed in the Imperial State Crown in London

  • People in India believed that rubies enabled their owners to live in peace with their enemies. In Burma (a ruby source since at least 600 AD—now called Myanmar), warriors possessed rubies to make them invincible in battle

  • Your birthstone is personal and affordable to collect. Birthstone jewelry creates a cherished gifting and receiving experience