JULY’s Gemstone is RUBY
Who doesn’t love ruby? From deep red, through to purple and light rose it symbolises passion, love and fidelity. The deepest red has the most value. Known as the ‘king of gemstones’ it is a popular gift at Christmas and Valentine’s.
It is the July birthstone and can be given for the 15th or 40th wedding anniversaries.
It is said to promote self-care in the wearer and inspire confidence to tackle all aspects of life. The ruby is often said to decrease anxiety and self-doubt and encourages the wearer to live fully and embrace whatever happens. It allows the wearer to see their strength and potential from the perspective of their own heart.
If used as a crystal for healing it is said to help relieve pain, help circulatory issues, low energy and detoxification.
We hold a small number of limited edition pieces as well our Siberian Ruby collection all set in 925 silver, including pendants, rings and earrings.
The best rubies are found in Burma. It is a very hard stone but even so do not handle it too roughly as the stone could be damaged.
• The word Ruby comes from the Latin Rubes, meaning red
• It is a very hard stone (even so, don’t wear your Ruby ring when gardening)
• The red colour comes for the mineral chromium
• Ruby represents love and passion
• Flawless Rubies are very rare and can be as expensive as diamonds