Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Ruby ... The July Gemstone

July 01,2015 ~  What's the birthstone for July ?

 The Ruby , birthstone for July, is among the most highly prized of gemstones. It's a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum ( aluminum 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.

Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with sapphire, emerald and diamond.

Ruby Gemstone meaning

The ruby is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe, and is associated with many astral signs. To own a ruby is said to have contentment and peace. Placed under a pillow the ruby may ward off bad dreams. Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand so as to receive the life force and have protection. Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. The ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty.

Love stone

The Ruby is filled with love. It also helps sexual love to be more passionate. Persons lacking in self-love should have and mediate on the Ruby. It also gives the courage to be best potential that a person has.

Healing properties of Ruby

Ruby works with the flow of blood as an aid to circulation. It aids the cleansing and removal of infection or germs in the blood. The Ruby may be worn in jewelry, but never close to the solar plexus, as the Ruby has a disquieting effect upon it. In a ring wear it on your left hand.
The color of rubies varies from vermilion to red. The most desired color is "pigeon's blood", which is pure red with a hint of blue. If the color is too pink, the stone is a pink sapphire. The same is true if it is too violet - it is a violet sapphire. The best rubies and star rubies are bright red. Most rubies come from Burma and Thailand.

Excerpt from : Emily Gems )

Some of my beaded jewelry designs using the Ruby color beads / stones are shown below for referrence.

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