The July birthstone, the ruby, was regarded by ancient Hindus as the “king of gems.”
The birthstone for July was believed to protect its wearer from evil, whether worn as a necklace, ring, or other jewelry.
July Birthstone Color
Rubies are known for their beautiful red color.
They are a form of corundum (aluminum oxide); their color may range from deep blood red to paler rose red.
Symbolically, the ruby’s deep-red color means love and passion.
Birthstone Facts & Folklore
One of the largest rubies in the world is called the “Peace” ruby because it was found in 1919 shortly after World War I ended.
If you own a ruby, you will live in harmony with all people and be protected from danger. If you dream of a ruby, you will have good luck.