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July's Birthstone... The Ruby

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1July's Birthstone... The Ruby Empty July's Birthstone... The Ruby on Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:51 pm

"The gleaming Ruby should adorn,
All those who in July are born,
For thus they'll be exempt and free,
From lover's doubts and anxiety."


As with all the birthstones, birth signs, and calendar months, the birth stone for each month is dependant greatly upon where you look. According to modern astrologists, the ruby is the birthstone associated both with Cancer (Jun 22 – July 22) and with the month of July. The Zodiac sign of Cancer also responds with some of the June birthstones we read about last month, such as alexandrite, moonstone, and pearls.

Ruby gets its name from the Latin word “rubeus” which means red. In early times, all red stones were called Carbunculus, even the ruby. It’s not certain when the ruby began being called the ruby, or why. Perhaps this history has something to do with the fact that the Hindi call the ruby the King of the gemstones, and the stone belongs to the highest caste in India, called the Bramans. The ruby is also the sacred stone of Krishna, and anyone giving one to Krishna can hope to be reincarnated as a powerful ruler.

The ruby as a metaphysical entity responds to energy much like it reads in the poem. The stone itself will promote integrity, devotion, courage, happiness; as a healing entity, the stone promotes vitality, confidence, and strength; and the ruby may also be used to enhance energy, increase generosity, and promote overall success.

The red color of the ruby has also led many to believe the healing properties of the ruby where the blood is concerned. Being red, the root chakra, even if completely blocked, is able to be opened, and cleared with a ruby; and if you touch a ruby crystal to each corner of your house, it will protect your house from burglars.

Rubies are found in a number of places throughout the world, though the majority of rubies found today are actually not rubies. Red tourmaline, Pink Topaz, Almandine Garnet, and most commonly, Spinel (it was discovered after some research that one of Britain’s Crown Jewels, the “Black Prince” thought to be a ruby, was in fact, a Spinel). So whether you are searching for your rubies across the street, in Tucson, in the Crown Jewels, or abroad, we hope you’ll let our craft, inspire yours…

Jerry Hubbard
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