July Birthstone: Rubies
July is just around the corner and if you’ve got a special someone who you’re celebrating an important occasion with this month. Here are some gift ideas for July’s birthstone:
What are Rubies?
Rubies are the red variety of the mineral corundum, and the blue variety of corundum, is sapphire! Ruby’s color is due to the presence of the chemical chromium, the more chromium, the redder the gem. The most sought after Rubies are a transparent, vibrant, red with a slight purplish tinge, similar to blood, which is why the most valuable Rubies go by the trade name “Pigeon’s Blood” red Rubies. Most Rubies in the market are heat-treated to improve color and transparency in order to increase its market value. Natural untreated Rubies are therefore increasingly rare and costly, and thus able to hold its value overtime, making it an heirloom worthy investment.
What is the significance of Ruby as July’s birthstone?
The July’s birthstone; Ruby’s name was derived from the Latin word ‘ruber’, meaning red, and this fiery gemstone represents love, health, wealth, wisdom, and symbolizes loyalty, honor, passion, and compassion. These sparkling red gems have been admired for their beauty and durability since antiquity, and are believed to have powerful holistic properties.
Beloved by the Mughal Emperors and Ancient Romans alike, Rubies were considered the king of gemstones, and used it as a talisman against misfortune or danger.
July birthstone, Ruby Gift Ideas
This July, why not spoil your special someone with some timeless gifts that he or she will treasure forever with July’s birthstone; Ruby jewelry.
July Birthday Gifts
If your significant other was born in the month of July, then a piece of jewelry or accessory accented with Rubies would make the perfect gift. An East-West Ruby and Diamond Halo ring where the center stone is set horizontally would sure make a wonderful gift to the lady in your life.
For the dapper gentleman, a pair of timeless Ruby cufflinks to embellish his outfit that can be worn from day to night.
July Anniversary Gifts
Rubies are also gifts for milestone anniversaries, including the 15th and 40th anniversaries. If you have a big anniversary coming up, consider renewing your vows with a natural vivid red Ruby ring accented with diamonds, or a bespoke Gemdaia ring featuring a beautiful Ruby sourced just for you and your loved one.
Perhaps you have an important milestone to celebrate in July. Whether it’s for a graduation or if you’re expecting a baby, our custom jewelry creation tool can help you create any jewelry you desire suited to your budget.
July Engagement Rings
Nothing sparks romance quite like the fiery color of Ruby. If your first date or your significant other’s birthday is in July, why not propose with this perfect engagement ring , or make your proposal even more special by sourcing your own Ruby and creating a unique piece only they will have. With our online jewelry creation tool, you can start creating a dream engagement ring from the comfort of your own home, while our jewelry experts include you in every step of the creation process.
Check out our Ruby guide or our ruby pricing guide to learn more about these fabulous gemstones and help you select the perfect gem and to find out more about this amazing gemstone.
Looking for more birthstone information? We’ve got you covered with our birthstone guide.
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