July Birthstone: Ruby
Happy birthday July babies! The July Birthstone is the Ruby – a precious gemstone that requires no introduction. One of the four precious stones – Sapphire, Diamond and Emerald being the others – fine-quality red rubies are extremely rare, and it is harder than any gemstone except for the diamond. Glittering from necklaces and earrings, its hardness make it perfect for daily wear. It is most prized for being medium- to medium-dark vivid red – a red that inspires passion and admiration.
Determining the value of Ruby and July Birthstone
Color is the most significant factor in determining the value of a ruby. The finest ruby has a pure, vibrant red to slightly purplish red color. If the color of the ruby is more on the orangey or purplish side, the ruby moves down the quality scale. The highest-quality rubies have vivid color saturation.
The color must be neither too dark nor too light to be considered of the highest quality. If the color is too dark, that also affects the value of the stone negatively. But at the same time, if the color is too light, veering towards pink, the stone is considered pink sapphire, even if color strength or intensity is high.
Invoke the passion and energy associated with the rich red of the Ruby by complementing it with red roses. Babies born in July (especially the earlier part of the month) are the emotional Cancerians – full of deep feelings and strong passions. They will be sure to appreciate the classic deep red roses! Above, the Box series.
July Birthstone Properties
Red, passionate, full of energy and vigor, the red ruby is said to bestow protection upon its wearer, and ensure good health and vitality. Some of its metaphysical properties are said to help the wearer overcome fatigue and lethargy. Some say that it can also protect against fears of the paranormal and evil, and forms a guard against nightmares and psychic or psychological attack.
As an aphrodisiac, it is also said to improve love-making, and foster commitment and closeness. Naturally, it can also help to deepen romantic bonds and strengthen love between a couple – making it a great wedding or anniversary gift!
Physically, it stimulates blood circulation, and can help relieve menstrual pain. It is also useful in detoxifying the body, blood and lymph, and can be useful in treating fevers and infections. The loving energy helps transmute past hurts and negative energy into forgiveness and compassion.
Its colour inspires self-confidence and boldness, bringing to life projects with fearlessness and and enthusiasm. Definitely a strong gemstone, its properties are powerful!