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Ruby – The Birthstone of July

The birthstone for July is the ruby. The ruby is commonly considered the “king” of gemstones and is believed to carry good fortune.

Rubies come from the mineral, corundum – which also forms sapphires. The difference is their colour. The name “Ruby” comes from the Latin word “ruber” which means “red” representing the vibrant colour of the gemstone. Rubies may be any shade of red, from pinkish to purplish or brownish red, depending on the chromium content

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