Like a red rose, the Ruby’s rich color speaks of love and passion. Called as King of Gems, July’s birthstone ruby is among the most highly prized of gems known both for its rarity, as well as beauty.
The gemstone ruby is the red variety of the mineral Corundum, the second hardest mineral known. The stone of passion and heart’s desire ruby is surely a must have. Thanks to its intense red color, the Ruby has been associated with blood, fire, heart and passion throughout the millennia.
Ruby is also the stone for the 40th and 50th anniversary, and the stone of Capricorn.In healing, rubies are the gem of choice to cure diseases of the blood and the heart.