July Birthstone

Lucky ladies born in July have Rubies as their birthstone. 

July's birthstone poem focuses on the Ruby.

There are twelve poems which make up the collection of Gregorian Birthstone Poems.  Each one features the birthstone recommended for that month and describes the characteristics of the gem. 

July features the Ruby, which is known as the stone of love, energy and passion.  It's also a high-energy stone, linked to the heart chakra.

The name of the poet was never known, but it is thought the poems may have been commissioned by Tiffany and Co. who used them in an advertising campaign in 1870.


'The Stone of Leadership'

The name 'ruby' originates from the Latin 'ruber', meaning 'red' and even today Rubies are considered excellent quality when they are a vivid vibrant red, rather than orange or purple.

Burmese (Myanmar) Rubies are considered excellent quality and the Ancient Burmese prized the Ruby as the stone of soldiers, thinking it would encourage invincibility.  The Ancient Egyptians also honoured their Goddess of War (Sekhmet) with Rubies.

Rubies have long been associated with nobility and power.  They were thought to increase the wealth and position of those who owned them, empowering them with self-confidence, fearlessness, and motivation.



Rubies are considered one of the four precious gemstones, but don't worry...Quiddity Gifts offers gorgeous glass beads in a rich red colour, offering the Ruby look for a fraction of the price. 

Visit our shop to see what is available to purchase, or contact us if you would like a custom order featuring your choice of glass beads. Morse Code necklaces, trendy charm jewellery and even natural lava rock aromatherapy jewellery can all be customised to include your choice of glass beads.

Did you miss last month's gemstone feature? Click here to read all about Pearls  the birthstone for the month of June.

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