Happy birthday, July babies! Let's dive into the ruby, the month's birthstone.
It's time to celebrate the people in your life born in July. And what better way to do it than with birthstones?!
Birthstones date back to the 5th century when it was believed that wearing the month's stone during its corresponding month gave the wearer therapeutic benefits. Unsurprisingly, birthstones remain popular today! (Pro tip: Birthstone jewelry makes a perfect gift)
To kick off the month, here are some facts about July's birthstone, the ruby.
July birthstone: Rubies
Meaning and Symbolism
Power, youth, energy, love, passion, beauty, wisdom (what doesn't a ruby mean?!)
What they are
It's like the old rhyme says ... "rubies are red." These beautiful gemstones are tied to centuries of myths and status.
Known for their red colors, rubies naturally occur in crystalline limestones and dolomites, not to mention other metamorphic rocks (in less science-y words, rocks transformed by intense heat and pressure!). These are one of the more durable precious gemstones, rated a 9 out of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. The finest rubies can be sold for upwards of $1 million per carat.
It's no surprise that rubies have been used in necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry pieces for centuries. So, of course, we have to incorporate these stones into our own collection!