Ruby: The Passionate July Birthstone

Alright friends with July birthdays, it's time to party! Make sure you treat yourselves and celebrate along with your celebrity counterparts, including Jessica Simpson, Gisele Bundchen, Jennifer Lopez, and Sandra Bullock. You lucky July ladies are represented by your birthstone, the ruby, which is hot, passionate, and fiery!

Rubies come in many different shapes, sizes, and tints and they can be seen in many different forms of jewelry. They are seen throughout Hollywood at red carpet premiers, and can even be found on engagement rings, such as Jessica Simpson's. Why wouldn't you want to wear a gem associated with passion, power, and love?

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What's In a Name?

Like its color, the ruby gemstone originated from the Latin word "ruber" which means red. Other gems that are similar to rubies are also given names with similar meanings such as rubellite.

Rubies are thought to have existed since the creation of the earth. Rubies can sometimes be found in a naturally created star shape, known as the six-spoked star, which is one of the rarest, and most expensive rubies.

Where Do Rubies Come From?

Rubies can be found in Myanmar, Thailand, Australia, Kenya and China.

Now it's your turn to bring some fire into your life with ruby jewelry.