Happy July! This month has flown by and I realized I haven’t posted about Rubies. If you’re lucky and were born in July, Ruby is your Birthstone. Happy Birthday to all you July Babies!
Ruby is the symbol of passion, health, and wisdom and is considered the King of all the precious gems. A Ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its color and quality.
Ruby is a variety of corundum which is colored red by chromium. Many rubies are royal red in hue, but they can range from a pink to a dark red. The darker the color of the gemstone, the more value they have.
It was long believed that the red Ruby would bring good fortune to it’s owner. They used to be placed under buildings for extra security.
Rubies are a perfect gift for those with July birthday’s, but are also the traditional gift for 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. Rubies can be used in almost any piece of jewelry you are looking for and also one of the most durable stones (right behind the diamond). They are sturdy enough to wear every day!
Just a few ideas from Windy City Diamonds that include Rubies. We have MANY other options available (or create your own). Please call or come in today!