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July Birthstone : Ruby
Birthstone Color: Red



Like a perfect red rose, the Ruby's rich color speaks of love and passion.  Called
the "Rajnapura" or King of Gems by ancient Hindus, July's birthstone is among the
most highly prized of gems throughout history. The Ruby was considered to have
magical powers, and was worn by royalty as a talisman against evil.  It was thought
to grow darker when peril was imminent, and to return to its original color once
danger was past—provided it was in the hands of its rightful owner!

Rubies were thought to represent heat and power.  Ancient tribes used the gem as
bullets for blowguns, and it was said that a pot of water would boil instantly if a
Ruby was tossed into it.  Ground to powder and placed on the tongue, this crystal
was used as a cure for indigestion.

The word Ruby comes from the Latin "ruber," meaning red.  It is a variety of the
mineral Corundum, and is found as crystals within metamorphic rock.  Corundum is
the second hardest mineral, after Diamond.  It comes in a variety of colors, and is
considered a Sapphire in any color except red, which is designated as a Ruby.  
Rubies range in hue from an orangey red to a purplish red, but the most prized
gems are a true red in color.  Large sized Rubies are very rare and valuable.

The history of Ruby mining dates back more than 2,500 years ago.  The most
beautiful crystals are thought to be from Burma, but quality Rubies are also found
in India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the
United States.

It has been said that the Ruby's red glow comes from an internal flame that cannot
be extinguished, making a gift of this stone symbolic of everlasting love.  With its
hardness and durability, it is a perfect engagement gem.  And if worn on the left
hand, ancient lore has it that the Ruby will bring good fortune to its wearer, too!  
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