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