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July Birthstone

"The gleaming Ruby should adorn, All those who in July are born,
For thus they'll be exempt and free, From lover's doubts and anxiety."

July Birthstone - Properties of the Ruby
For those who were born in the month of July the Ruby is the traditional birthstone. The July birthstone poem reflects some of the properties with which the Ruby is associated - devotion, integrity, courage and happiness.

The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the July Birthstone Ruby are  vitality, confidence and strength.

The healing properties of the July birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the blood and infection and increasing positive thought patterns.

The Ruby is also used to enhance energy, generosity and to bring prosperity and success.

July Birthstone - Where are Rubies found?
The popular July Birthstone of the Ruby is found in the following countries:

  • Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania, Cambodia, Afghanistan and India

July Birthstone - the Color of the Ruby
The traditional color associated with the Ruby is the deep red color and was strongly favored as a popular gem in Victorian jewelry. The meaning of colors through the ages represented many aspects of life. Social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism were all reflected in the color Red! The symbolic meaning of the color red was was of fire and was associated with power and importance.

Definition of the Ruby, the July Birthstone
Definition of Ruby, the July birth stone: The word Ruby is derived from the Latin word "ruber" which means "red" which reflecting the color of the stone. A precious stone of a carmine red color, sometimes verging to violet. It is a red crystallized variety of corundum. The Ruby is a member of the Corundum (aluminum oxide) family. Crystal structure of the Ruby, the July birthstone, is Hexagonal (trigonal), dipyramidal. Rubies are extremely hard, second only to diamonds.

July Birth stone - the History of the Ruby
For those who were born in the month of July the Ruby is the traditional birthstone. The history, myths, legends and folklore surrounding the magical properties of different birthstones have been handed down through the ages and from different civilisations. This subject has been documented separately in the History of Birthstones section which can be accessed by the link at the top of the page.

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