July Birthstone: Color and Meaning

by Martie Majoros
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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.

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