It’s July, you know what that means: Barbecues, fireworks, days on the lake, bonfires, s’mores and patriotism at its finest. The temperatures will continue to warm and our drinks continue to cool, but no worries because we still have a lot of summer ahead of us.
Amidst these high temps, and a beating sun, we can’t forget that fiery red ruby, also known as the July birthstone!
Ruby is a stone that brings adventure and prosperity to the wearer’s life. It is considered to be a leadership stone and is associated with prosperity and wealth. The stone is said to help find or stabilize work and finances, as well as bring overall prosperity. Ruby is used to increase generosity and protect against unhappiness. Those who wear rubies are said to make positive decisions, set challenging goals, and stay motivated. Because of its deep red color, rubies have been said to increase passion and symbolize romantic love.
-Almost all rubies have flaws. Rubies without imperfections are very rare and extremely expensive. Notice a problem with one of your pieces? Free estimates for repairs are always available!
-The world’s largest ruby is owned by a Chinese jewelry company. It weighs 8,184 grams (40,920 Carats) and measures 5.11 inches x 5.43 inches x 5.70 inches. That’s one big ruby!
-Rubies are a red form of the mineral corundum. All other colors of corundum are sapphires.
-Large gem-quality diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires are scarce, but rubies are the rarest of all.