Nothing descibes the july birthstone ( Ruby) better than this poem.

The glowing ruby shall adorn,
Those who in July are born;
Then they'll be exempt and free
From love's doubts and anxiety.

If you were born in the month of July, certain gem stones have more vibration and healing power for you because they are associated with the time of your birth. These are called birthstones, not to be confused with zodiac birthstones which are different and are associated with your zodiac sign.

Promises of Rubies

Ruby promises health wealth and good fortune in affairs of the heart. Its fiery color is said to symbolize the depths of passion, devotion and desire.

The july birthstone is a ruby, ( sometimes more expensive than even a diamond) , and also the primary zodiac stone of capricorn.

Ruby is said to open one's heart to love. It can heal emotion wounds. Rubies were thought to ward off misfortune and ill-health. They are given as a symbol of success, devotion and integrity

Shopping for Rubies

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The first thing to keep in mind while shopping for rubies is that there are a lot of "fakes" or "synthetic" rubies around. Dubious and sometimes ignorant sales people might also use the word "lab created rubies" to try to sell you what is not even a ruby.

Secondly a lot of sales people are actually selling sapphires as rubies. There are a lot of pinkish and purplish sapphires which are far less expensive than a ruby and which are being sold as rubies. While a pinkish purplish sapphire might look like a ruby , in actual fact it is not. So keep in mind that a ruby is red and only red. Check out more information on ruby gemstones here.

Passionate Red Ruby

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Red means ruby. The most important thing about the ruby gemstone is its color. In fact ruby is derived from the latin word " rubens ", meaning red.

The red of the ruby is just magnificient and incomparable: warm, passionate and fiery. Two magical elements are associated with the symbolism of this colour: fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind.

Ruby red is really a strong, hot , powerful and passionate color like no other gemstone. With ruby jewelry it is the perfect way to express your inner self and your strong and powerful feelings.

Instead of symbolising a calm, controlled affection, a ring set with a precious ruby bears witness to that passionate, unbridled love that people can feel for each other.

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