July Birthstone – Ruby
Ruby is the birthstone for July. Also known as “The King of Gems”, this fascinating precious gemstone is known for its rich red color and silky shine. Ruby is said to represent love, passion, strength, and Liveliness. Ruby is red corundum, all other color varieties of corundum being referred to as sapphire. Corundum is the second hardest substance on the Mohs scale, with a rating of 9. Diamond tops the scale with a rating of 10.
In ancient India, ruby was called the “king of gems” as it was very rare to find, hardness, stunning looks, and mystical powers. Ruby was also associated with the life force blood, it was a symbol of power and youthful energy in ancient India. It was also believed this birthstone for July could predict misfortune, danger, and others natural claimed, and it would cure inflammatory diseases and soothe anger. Burmese warriors believed it made them invincible in battle. Medieval Europeans believed that rubies bestowed health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love.
Ways to wear Ruby.
You can wear ruby in different ways here are some that we have listed for you.
So let’s start our list with Monili Jewellers Ruby and Diamond open bangle bracelet. This stunning and elegant bracelet is a beautiful addition to the jewellery collection of any July born. The oval-shaped ruby of 0.90CT is surrounded by brilliant diamonds in a hallo setting. This standout piece grabs attention with its stunning elegant looks.
Ruby engagement rings are nothing new and have been favored by many celebrities in the past. As ruby is believed to bring good health, wealth, and success in love it is Ideal for anyone born in the month of July so that it will bring more sentimental value to your engagement ring.
If you’re not much into rings, there’s something very elegant about flaunting those Stunning rubies around your neck instead that just elevates your entire look, whether it be for the evening or day. If you’re looking for a transitional piece that can go from day to night, then perhaps choose a ruby Pendant with a chain that will stand out and is unique.
Stud Earrings have always been in fashion giving a minimalist and simple look. That’s why we think a pair of ruby stud earrings should be in everyone’s closet which is ideal for all occasions. You could be wearing a simple little black dress but throw on a pair of ruby earrings, your entire outfit is elevated to another level.
Where are rubies found?
The precious stone is closely related to sapphires and regions which have ruby deposits usually have sapphire deposits. Countries of Southeast Asia have the most significant concentrations of rubies in the world, with Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand, and Afghanistan having the bulk of the world’s rubies.
Ruby Care and Cleaning
1. Because rubies are very hard, dust and dirt may accumulate on surfaces, causing a faded or cloudy appearance.
Make sure to apply lotions, perfumes, and sprays before wearing them on your jewelry.
2. To eliminate dullness, clean rubies at home by applying a mixture of mild liquid soap and warm water.
Gently scrub your rubies and the jewelry mounting using a soft toothbrush. Rinse immediately with clean warm water and dry with a lint-free cloth for sparkling results.
3. Solutions specially formulated for cleaning jewelry are readily available.
Be sure to purchase the proper solution based on the type of metal used in the fabrication of your ruby jewelry. consult your jeweller and follow the instructions carefully.
4. If your ruby ring is the victim of a hard knock, take it to a jewelry store immediately and ask to have it checked under magnification for loose stones.
If you wear your rubies regularly, periodic checkups are important in order to make certain the stones continue to sit securely in their mountings.
5. Avoid storing rubies in a container or bag with other gemstones. Lay them separately in a flat compartment to guard against scratching softer, more easily damaged gems.