July, the seventh months of counting the months of the year, here we meet the queen of stones and the stone of kings.
It's the birthstone of those who were born in July, but it's such a strong gemstone, that if you wear it, it will help you too.
The Ruby gemstone has always been a talisman of passion, protection, and prosperity. It symbolizes the sun.
It's so strong and warm that if it were cast into water it would cause it to boil. The Ruby was worn as an amulet or charm to ward off plague and pestilence, warned its wearer of impending danger, kept the body safe, and banished sadness and foolish thoughts. It was reputed to bring its owner peace, drive away frightful dreams, and help resolve disputes.
These are some of the features of this amazing gem.
- Wear or carry a Ruby to overcome exhaustion and lethargy.
- Ruby has been known to calm hyperactivity in some individuals
- Ruby allowing one to experience all forms of love. It deepens a couple’s relationship and commitment.
- It is also the stone of courtly love and may honor admiration from a distance.
- Ruby can help restore and maintain passion and is excellent for increasing the chances for conception
- Ruby’s intense energy sharpens the mind, bringing a heightened awareness and excellent concentration.
- Ruby helps reduce fear. It is a shielding crystal, a protecting gem.
- Ruby assists in connecting one’s energy field to the Earth.
- It is excellent for grounding and overcoming mental overload, and is a great support during times of stress.
- Wedding anniversaries for 15th and 40th
Natural Ruby is one of the four “precious” gemstones including Diamond, Emerald, and Sapphire. Ruby is red Corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral with chromium responsible for its rich, red color. The name comes from the Latin word rubeus, meaning “red,” and until 1800 when Ruby was recognized as a variety of Corundum, red Spinels, Tourmalines, and Garnets were also believed to be Ruby. All other color varieties of Corundum are designated as Sapphire
The sources for ruby include Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. Other sources are Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, India, Cambodia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Tajikistan, the USA, and Vietnam.