Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Tale of the Birthstones – July in Rubies

1. Raspberry Genuine Ruby Faceted Rondelles -- jazzygama
2. 4 inch Ruby Red Star Urchin Ornament-- kissadesign
3. Faceted Ruby Beauty Bracelet --Floweredsky
4. Ruby Faceted Heart Briolette--Gemsocial

This month, we are focusing on the birthstone of July, Ruby.

Birthstones are gemstones that are associated with each month.

July Birthstone: Ruby

Birthstone Color: Red

Alternative Birthstone: Ruby

Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July and it is believed to symbolize everlasting love.

Main sources of Rubies: Rubies come from all over the world but good gemstones are found in Thailand, India, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, North Carolina in the U.S.

Interesting Facts: Ruby comes from the Latin word "Ruber" which means Red. Ruby has been the gem of the brave and the royal throughout the ages. It was worn by kings to give them power and to protect them from evil. Rubies also have the property to turn deeper in color, and this was believed by some to indicate danger or misfortune.

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