Monday, June 29, 2009

Ruby - July Birthstone

A ruby is a pink to blood-red gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. The ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald, and the diamond. -Wikipedia

July is one of the few months in which the Traditional Modern Mystical & Ayurvedic birthstones are all the same: Ruby! One of the rarest gemstones known, Ruby has long be thought to represent contentment & fidelity. And according to stone intuitives Rubies are said to energize and stimulate the wearer!

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