Which is historically the best summer month? July of course! Why? Because it holds only the most significant summer celebrations – think 4th of July, International Kissing Day on the 6th and don’t forget about Sprinkle Day on the 23rd!
Most notably known as the ‘king of stones’, it is said that this beautiful red gemstone can symbolize qualities like passion, success and bountiful energy. With a vibrant past and cherished history, it’s no wonder this magical stone holds so much desire and praise in present day.
Glistening and beautifully red, a ruby actually has a scientific reason why it sparkles. While the chromium present in a ruby gives the stone its vibrant red color, the same mineral also gives it the dazzle and sparkle of a luminous glow. Named in latin as rubeus, meaning red, the very name that was bestowed upon the ruby has exclusively to do with its stunning color.
Warriors, back in the day would wear or even embed rubies into their skin, as they believed this July birthstone signified strength and protection. Being the second hardest gemstone in the world (following the diamond), it makes sense that the ruby with significant strength symbolizes protection.
Found in locations all over the world, rubies (like people), have different backgrounds, qualities, and differences. First, we have the Burmese ruby stone, notably known as one of the top quality ruby stones.
Don’t be surprised to find a blemish mark on rubies like these, as it can signify a naturally made ruby. Another ruby found in the world, is the African ruby stone, which gives off a darker color (think more of a purple hue).
There are also stones that come from regions of Madagascar, Tanzania, Afghanistan and Thailand. Thankfully, there’s also the ability to create beautiful rubies, which are crafted from the same chemical compounds used in the creation of natural rubies.
Now that we’ve talked all about the July Birthstone, rubies, let’s talk about fan-favorite ruby birthstone jewelry! From ruby rings, ruby necklaces and ruby earrings, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to rocking this classic red gemstone. Below, we’ve outlined six of our best-selling ruby jewelry items. Read on to see if any of these signature items spark your fancy, especially for those born (or who have loved ones born) in the month of July.
Adding sparkle to any finger they touch, the first category on our list are ruby rings. We’ve selected two of our favorite ruby rings to share:
Whether a signature tennis bracelet or bolo style, there’s many ways to let classic ruby gemstones sparkle when worn on the wrist. We’re sharing with you, two of our favorite ruby bracelets, that are sure to be staple pieces added to your collection.
Just like royalty, showcase your glow and protection by dawning the ruby around your neck. Below, we’ve listed our favorite ruby necklace that is both classic and modern with a simple elegance.
Finishing our list off strong with a classic staple, ruby earrings. Nothing screams elegance and luxury, like red glowing gemstones framing the face.