July Birthstone: Ruby
The bold red ruby is the birthstone for July. Considered ‘king of the gems’ the ruby is one of the most valuable gemstones available, its value increases furthermore based on the stones colour and quality.The gemstone is known to represent love, power, health and wisdom. It is said that the red glow of a ruby reflects an internal flame that can’t be extinguished, making the ruby a cherished gift symbolic of love. Also, the wearer of the stone is bestowed with good fortune.
Rubies range in tones, from an orange red through to a maroon and purple red, the most prized gems are those considered true red in colour.