Ruby: The Captivating July Birthstone

Glowing with the color of ripe raspberries, rubies radiate a magnetic charm. They are renowned for their captivating beauty, rarity and hardness (Mohs scale ranking of 9). A part of the elite group of four precious jewels in the world, rubies are often referred to as the ‘king of gemstones’. Here are some interesting details about the glorious July birthstone, and the gem for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.

July Birthstone Ruby Jewelry

From the Past:

Ruby derives its name from the Latin word ‘ruber’ meaning ‘red’. They have been adored and appreciated by people since their discovery. Rubies also held a prime position in almost all cultures of the world throughout history. Like most of the other gemstones, this vibrant jewel too has innumerable legends surrounding it. According to Burmese folklores, inserting a ruby into the flesh could make a person completely invincible. In China, a Mandarin’s rank was decided depending on the color of the ruby in his ring. An ancient Greek lore even stated that this gem had enough warmth to melt wax.

Symbolism:

Rubies are believed to have been bestowed with a variety of positive attributes. They are considered a representation of love, passion, power and wealth. A symbol of fire and blood, this gem is also said to increase energy and vigor. It is believed that a ruby can protect its wearer from evil and misfortune throughout his life.

How to Wear:

Rubies are a beloved and favored gemstone, and have forever been in vogue. Be it rings, earrings, pendants or bracelets, anything adorned with this vivid jewel always garners admiration. It is known to work well with black, red, purple as well as golden-hued outfits. You can transform the look of your simple black pantsuit or a little black dress by pairing it with a stunning ruby cocktail ring. A dazzling pair of ruby earrings will be perfect for accessorizing a monochrome outfit. For business attires, you can opt for a striking ruby pendant or bracelet to make a power-packed impression. No matter where and how you choose to wear this gem, it will definitely steal the spotlight with its fiery beauty and dramatic allure.

We are completely head over heels in love with this glamorous red gemstone. If you too are fascinated with rubies, then make sure to take a look at Angara’s extensive collection featuring beautiful rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets. We have classic, contemporary as well as vintage-inspired designs. With customization options available for the gemstone quality, carat weight and metal you are sure to find something to suit your style and budget.


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