July Birthstone: Ruby

July Birthstone: Ruby

For those born in July, Ruby is their beautiful birthstoneIn the ancient language of Sanskrit, Ruby is called ratnaraj, or “king of precious stones” and is regarded as one of the most valuable gemstones. It has a refined luster, and its value increases based on its color and quality.

As a gemstone with ancient history, Ruby has meant different things to different people. But most commonly, Ruby is seen as a symbol of good fortune, wisdom, and health. Perhaps due to its signature red color, Ruby is believed to have strong healing power. Let's find out more about this gorgeous gemstone...

Featured here is our Ruby Shorty Lariat. 

 

1. History: 

In 2011, an 8.24-carat ruby ring belonging to Elizabeth Taylor and made by Van Cleef & Arpels sold at auction for $4.2 million, with the price per carat amounting to approximately $500,000!

2. Named After: The name ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means “red.”

3. Symbolism & use : Ruby in its purest form symbolises nobility, purity, and passionSome believe Rubies could remedy bleeding and inflammation as well as increase the body’s warmth. And when worn as a talisman, ruby’s mystical properties are said to extend to personal protection. In addition to their protective powers, Ruby is believed to have helped control evil thoughts, dispel anger, and resolve disputes. 

4. Fun Fact: Rubies are the hardest stones after diamonds, scoring a 9 on the Mohs scale. For this reason, some believe that ruby can protect its owner from harm and illness.

Featured here are our Ruby & Uncut Diamond Donut Earrings. 

Are you a July baby? Treat yourself to our stunning Crown Baroque Studs II in Ruby or check out our full Ruby collection
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