If you or someone you know was born in July these facts about the birthstone will provide an education about that specific stone of the month.
The gemstone ruby is the birthstone of July and the zodiac stone of Capricorn. Rubies are associated with values of love, integrity, promise, passion,happiness,zeal and success. Pidgeon blood red is said to be the most sought after ruby since it is a pure red without any hint of any other colors.
In ancient times people were captive audiences to different ideas about assorted gemstones. Many thought that wearing the birthstone would mean good health or other beneficial events to occur.The ruby was thought to change to a darker tone when there was danger near and then go back to the lighter hue when environment or personal situations returned to normal for the one wearing that ruby. If worn on the left hand it is said to bring good luck.
The word ruby comes from Latin"ruber" meaning the color red. Corundum has many varieties and ruby is classified as originating in a metamorphic rock. When any other color corundum is labeled (except white and red) it is considered a sapphire. Chromium is the trace element that gives the ruby the red color. The larger the ruby the more valuable and rare it is.Some rubies are tinted with purple or slight orange, however the most prized ones are a true red.
People have a variety of places where this birthstone, ruby, is found. Burma is touted as being the place where the most beautiful crystals are mined. One might disagree when a ruby from India,Madagascar, Afghanistan,Sri Lanka, Australia, Thailand, Tanzania,Pakistan, the United States and Kenya are viewed.
A natural birthstone is a mineral that is found in the usual environment by different means to acquire that stone.Synthetic can be lab manufactured with most often times quite a bit cheaper cost to the consumer. Not only are the synthetic not from the earth, but they can be manufactured in such a way that cutting the facets are easier creating the more economical stone. Unless a person is a gemologist, a natural and synthetic stone can not be seen as very different. Many tests will provide proof of the origin of the birthstone if a customer wants to verify the origin and nature of the stone's makeup.
You don't have to be born in July to enjoy a ruby and all it's powers and ancient folklore too.A poem by an unknown person for the July born people is:The glowing ruby shall adorn
Those who in July are born
then they'll be exempt and free
From love's doubts and anxiety.
Interesting facts about birthstones.
I loved your facts but, the little poem at the end really made this list stand out.
You are brilliant at writing every list.
Rubies are beautiful and luxurious. Those who are born in July are fortunate. H5
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