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A Guide to July's Birthstone - Ruby.

The birthstone for July is Ruby. Star signs, Cancer and Leo.

Ruby gets its name from the Latin word for red. Rubies have been one of the most valuable and prised coloured gemstones for centuries. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, Ruby means “King of Stones”.

Colour

The colour of blood and fire, this passionate stone comes in shades of red. The most prized of all is named “Pidgeon’s blood”, a deep red with a hint of blue. For many years any red gemstone was called a Ruby, it wasn’t until the technology to identify different stones got better that they could tell the difference.

Source

The finest jewellery quality Rubies come out of Myanmar, but they are also predominantly mined in Sri-Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and India. There have also been deposits found in other countries such as the USA.  

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Attributes

Ruby is a protective stone and a powerful shield against energy vampires. (An energy vampire is someone that leaves you feeling exhausted after spending time with them.) It is also full of energy itself, and brings a passion for life, enthusiasm, vitality and sensuality. 

Did you know the “Black Prince Ruby” in the crown jewels, is actually a Red Spinell? 

Healing

When used in healing it is considered one of the blood stones. This makes it a great choice for strengthening the heart and cleansing the blood. It is also another gemstone that is used for helping with menstrual pain. 

Healing

When used in healing it is considered one of the blood stones. This makes it a great choice for strengthening the heart and cleansing the blood. It is also another gemstone that is used for helping with menstrual pain. 

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Chakra

As a red gemstone the Ruby works with the Root chakra, located at the base of your spine. It will help to open your chakra bringing an excitement for life and gratitude for what you have in the present. 

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Chakra

As a red gemstone the Ruby works with the Root chakra, located at the base of your spine. It will help to open your chakra bringing an excitement for life and gratitude for what you have in the present. 

If you know someone with a birthday in July, the gift of Ruby would always be very well received. 

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