The Ruby is the Birth Stone for July

The color of the heart, ruby has inspired passion and romance for centuries

Rubies are known for being the birthstone for July and are one of the most prized gemstones. Ruby is also used as the stone for 15th and 40th marriage anniversaries. Rubies are known for their hardness, durability, luster, and rarity. Large rubies are hard to find and are therefore more valuable than diamonds of the same size.

The Ruby was named for the Latin word 'ruber' which means red. Ruby's day is said to be Tuesday, its season summer, and its apostle St. Matthew. Eastern legends believe that rubies contain the spark of life "a deep drop of the heart's blood of Mother Earth." Some ancient Orientals believed that the ruby is self-luminous and called it "glowing stone" or "lamp stone." It is believed that the Emperor of China used a ruby to light his chamber. Hindu priests believed that the homes of the gods were lighted by emeralds and rubies. Greek legends also speak of ruby. It was said that a female stork repaid Heraclea for her kindness by bringing her a ruby so bright that it illuminated her room at night. Ancient Hindus, Burmese, and Ceylonese believed that rubies ripen with age. The believed that sapphires were unripe rubies and that inclusions in stones meant that they were overripe. Rubies were thought to bring good health, guard against wicked thoughts, amorous desires, and disputes during the Middle Ages. Red stones including rubies were thought to cure bleedings. A stone which turned darker was thought to warn its owner of coming misfortunes, illness, or death.

Until about 1800 all red gemstones were called rubies. Later this changed and many stones which were thought to be rubies were in fact red spinel, red tourmaline, and red garnet. An example of this is the "Black Prince's ruby" in the English State crown that was thought to be a ruby, but in fact is red spinel.

Get the Following Ruby Gem Set For Just $29.95

1. You Get Our Ruby Birthstone Pendant

DescriptionEmerald Cut w Baguette CZ Pendant
MaterialMade with Genuine .925 Sterling Silver and high quality Cubic Zirconia
FinishHigh polish, rhodium plated
Height16.5 mm (0.6 in)
Width12.2 mm (0.5 in)
Weight4.1 grams

2. Choose Birthstone and Style of Earings

StonesCZ, Spinel, Glass Crystal, Synthetic Gemstone
SettingGenuine .925 Sterling Silver mountings, posts and backs
PackagingEarring pads labeled 'Sterling Silver'
Select Your Earing Style
3. Comes with Sterling Silver Chain and Bonus Pendant

Description: Bonus Heart Charm
Material:Made with Genuine .925 Sterling Silver
Height: 14.5 mm (0.6 in)
Width:12.4 mm (0.5 in)
Weight:0.9 grams
Description: Italian Made Box Chain 1.0mm
Thickness: 1.0 mm (0.04 in)
Lengths (inches): 16
4. Get Free Giftwraping

With every birth stone jewelery set order. We will Giftwrap it then ship direct to the recipiant. We also include a breaf description of this months birthstone and its history and meaning

All For Just $29.95

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