Referred to as the king of precious stones, Ruby is a symbol of wealth and nobility. Keep reading to discover the meaning behind this beautiful birthstone.
July babies – you officially have bragging rights with the Ruby gemstone as your birthstone. Valued highly throughout history, this gem as is known as the king of precious stones and is the hardest mineral after the diamond. The July birthstone symbolises love, romance, and passion, due to its deep red colour. Early cultures valued rubies for their similarity to the redness of the blood that flowed through their veins, and believed rubies held the power of life. Because of the ruby’s blog like colour, the gemstone is said to represent vitality and vigour; it is believed to have the power to align and lend energy to the wearer.
Red is the colour of our most intense emotions—love and anger, passion and fury. It’s associated with objects of power and desire—like fast cars and red roses. Chromium is what gives them their rich red colour, the strength of the colour depends on how much chromium is present – the more chromium, the stronger the red colour. The most sought-after colour is a deep red, with a hint of purple/blue, referred to as ‘pigeons’ blood’.
The ruby can be gifted for several different traditions too. The most popular occasion is a gift for a 40th wedding anniversary. Rubies can be incorporated in beautiful jewellery pieces, like a custom-made tennis bracelet, or even hidden in the band of a bespoke ring – or some beautiful drop earrings – the possibilities are endless. Rubies are also a great graduation gift since they are believed to bring wealth and success. Encourage your loved one to keep their fire and passion alive with a bold ruby.
Looking to incorporate a Ruby gemstone into a bespoke piece of fine jewellery or want to find out more about your birthstone? Chat to one of our experts to learn the meaning behind your birthday month’s gemstone or to begin the design process!