Ruby: Love, Life and Vitality

July Birthstone


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Ruby is the birthstone of July and is one of the most valuable and most desired gemstones in the world. It is a variety of the red-coloured mineral corundum. Its colour is due to the presence of the microelement chromium in its chemical composition. The most appreciated colour of Ruby is a deep red with a hint of purple, commonly called "Pigeon's Blood". Due to its colour being similar to the colour of blood, Rubies are often associated with life and vitality.
It has a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale and is only surpassed by diamond which has a hardness of 10. It is one of nature's most resistant gemstones.

High quality Rubies can be found in Africa and Asia. Those from Mogok in Myanmar ( ancient Burma) are among the most appreciated.
This red coloured gemstone won the hearts of royalty and ancient warriors who used it for protection in battle.
A symbol of prestige and power, Rubies were once considered to hold the power of life.
In past centuries, some believed the Ruby could foretell misfortune or danger and others claimed it cured inflammatory diseases and calmed anger.
Medieval Europeans claimed that Rubies gave health, wisdom, wealth and success in love.

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