July Birthstone - Ruby

What is Ruby?

A Ruby is a pink to blood red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum. Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald and diamond. Its name comes from the word ruber, Latin for red and its color is due to the presence of the element chromium.  
 Red is the color of our most intense emotions like love and anger, passion and fury. It's associated with objects of power and desire such as fast card and red roses. Rubies are mentioned four times in the bible, in association with attributes like beauty and wisdom and in the ancient language of Sanskrit, they were called ratnaraj, "king of precious stones".
Other Ruby Meanings

For centuries, nobles and royals have used ruby stones as a symbol of power. It was believed that because they have a similar color to blood, the gem possessed life powers. Long has it been since this stone became a standard in the collections and jewelry of powerful and influential people.

Rubies retained their importance with the birth of the western world and became one of the most sough after gems of European royalty and the upper classes . To this day, many of its fans wear the stone in rings, necklaces, earrings and pendants. They accentuate your beauty and were thought to guarantee health, wealth, wisdom and success.
Ruby Engagement Rings? 
Many Meanings, One Ring 
If rubies symbolize passion and affection and diamonds are a woman's best friend and both have been worn for ages by royalty, then it might be the right time to start feeling a little royal by wearing a modern ring that combines both stones. It will sure make many heads turn.
There is in them a softer fire than the ruby, there is the brilliant purple of the amethyst, and the sea green of the emerald - all shining together in incredible uion. Some by their splendor rival the colors of painters, others the flame of burning sulphur or of fire quickened by oil. - Pliny
Royals love their rubies..
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