Happy July Birthday! – Ruby

As the summer heats up, we celebrate all of the July babies with ruby.

Natural Red Burmese Ruby 18K Ring
Natural Red Burmese Ruby 18K Ring $25,000

The American Gem Society writes:

Rubies are one of the hardest gemstones, second only to diamonds, and the deeper the color, the more valuable (but deep mahogany hues may be garnet!). A red corundum is considered a ruby (other colors are considered sapphires). Light and bright color red rubies may actually be fancy colored sapphires as well.

Facts from about.com :
  • Called the “Rajnapura” or King of Gems by ancient Hindus
  • It was said that a pot of water would boil instantly if a Ruby was tossed into it
  • Burmese Rubies are sought after but rubies are also found in India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States
  • Believed to bring fortune if worn on the left hand
  • Believed to be red from a in-extinguishable fire and a symbolic gift of everlasting love

Other fun facts about July:

  • Birth flower is water lily
  • Astrology signs are Cancer and Leo
  • It is National Blueberry Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Hotdog Month!