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July's Birthstone: The Radiant Ruby

Posted on July 03 2024

July's Birthstone: The Radiant Ruby

Welcome to July! This month, we celebrate the captivating Ruby, a gemstone rich in history and allure. Jewelry enthusiasts will love diving into the dazzling world of Rubies to uncover what makes them so special.

 

Rubies, part of the corundum family, stand out for their stunning red hues. From soft pinkish-red to deep blood-red, the most coveted shade is a vivid, pure red with a hint of blue, known as "pigeon’s blood." Rubies owe their vibrant color to chromium. The more chromium, the more intense the red. Interestingly, Rubies can also glow under ultraviolet light, adding to their magic. A well-cut Ruby maximizes its brilliance and color. While inclusions (natural imperfections) are common, they often add character without diminishing the stone's beauty.

 

Rich History

For thousands of years, Rubies have been treasured. Ancient cultures saw them as symbols of life and protection. Burmese (now called Myanmar) Rubies, in particular, were believed to make warriors invincible.

 

Symbolism

Rubies are linked to passion, love, and courage. They were thought to bring health, wisdom, and success in love, and protect against misfortune. Rubies symbolize love, passion, and energy. Their vibrant color represents powerful emotions and vitality, making them a popular romantic gift.

 

Rubies are timeless, gracing everything from engagement rings to statement necklaces. Their rich color and allure make them a favorite among designers.

 

Selecting a Ruby

 

Look for these qualities when you choose a Ruby:

 

  • Color: Look for a vibrant red, ideally "pigeon’s blood."
  • Clarity: Fewer inclusions mean higher value.
  • Cut: Enhances the Ruby's natural beauty.
  • Carat: Balance size with quality.
  • Origin: Burmese Rubies are highly prized.

 

Care for Rubies

 

Keep your Rubies sparkling by:

 

  • Cleaning with warm, soapy water and a soft brush.
  • Storing separately to avoid scratches.
  • Wearing with care, avoiding harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures.

 

Dive into the captivating world of Rubies this July with Gems of Jaipur. Whether it's a jaw-dropping ring, elegant earrings, or a statement necklace, our Rubies radiate magic and sophistication. Discover the perfect piece in our dazzling collection, or let us craft a custom design just for you. Embrace the enchantment of Rubies and shine all month long!

 

Happy July, and happy gem hunting!

 

 

 

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