July is for Ruby
Ruby is July's birthstone and known as a gemstone of nobility, purity, and passion. Ruby has been used in jewelry for thousands of years and regarded as a gemstone evoking courage. These handmade one-of-a-kind ruby treasures are rooted in ancient jewelry making techniques but made for today's modern woman.
The ruby is a lustrous, deep red stone whose color ranges from orangey red to purplish red and has accrued special and symbolic meaning throughout time. Ruby is also known as a stone of courage and it is said that possessing a ruby helps a person walk through life without fear of evil or misfortune. Rubies are thought to energize and balance, stimulate heart chakra and encourage a passion for life.
Did you know ruby is apart of the corundum gemstone family? Corundum that is blue or any other color is called sapphire, but when it's red to purplish red, it is considered ruby.
What gives a ruby its characteristic color? The trace element chromium makes ruby orangey red to purplish red. The more chromium present, the stronger the red color.
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