July Birthstone Infographic Ruby Jewelry
Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Ruby has been one of the most prized gemstones, even preferred over diamonds. Once believed to be fueled by an internal fire. Mentioned in the bible several times, and in ancient Sanskrit writings.
Facts & Figures:
July's birthstone is praised as the "king of precious gemstones." The glowing red stone has also been the gem of choice for royalty throughout the ages, receiving a place of honor in royal crowns, insignias and jewels. A bold fiery stone, the ruby is a symbol of wealth, vitality and love. Birthstone for zodiac signs Cancer & Leo.
Believed to open one's heart as well as heal emotional and spiritual wounds. Promotes positive dreams and stimulates the pineal gland. Fights exhaustion and lethargy and imparts potency and vigor.
The ruby's shades range from a pinkish red to orangey red to purplish red, with red always being the dominant color.
Like its sister stone sapphire, it is part of the corundum family and one of the hardest gemstones (9 on the Mohs scale), second only to a diamond. When cut and polished, the ruby's high luster is as dazzling as a diamond's.
Used to create distinctive jewelry including ruby rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Ruby jewelry makes the perfect gift for loved ones. Dress in rubies to show off your passionate side.
Care & Handling:
Avoid contact with acidic or chemical substances, such as vinegar or cleaning solutions. Refrain from polishing, abrasion, or ultrasonic cleaning, and rather clean with a soft, damp cloth. Store in a temperature regulated area to protect from heat damage.