Ruby The Birthstone of July
July babies, this is your month!
Ruby is the traditional birthstone for those of you born in July.
Ruby is red corundum and get's its color from the presence of chromium.
Corundum is a mineral that produces sapphires of every color. All other corundum colors are called sapphires. Depending on the iron content, a ruby can range from pinks and purples to orange and brownish reds.
The most desirable is deep blue red which is referred to as “pigeon’s blood”.
Ruby jewellery was a favorite among royalty around the world. They were a symbol of power and believed to be a stone of protection. In India, rubies were believed to help them stay at peace with their enemies. In the Bible rubies are associated with wisdom and beauty.
Today, a ruby is said to attract good luck to the wearer, protect you from misfortune and shield against negative energy. They symbolize passion and love, release limitations, help with focus and clarity and strengthen energy, courage and joy.
Who couldn’t use a little ruby jewellery in their life? Check out Desiderate Jewellery's new Raw Ruby Sterling Silver Ring and some of our other favourites.