July’s birthstone is RUBY!
Long thought to bring peace and prosperity, the “King of Gems,” has been a popular choice for crown jewels throughout history. Because of their tough and durable qualities, rubies can hold up well in any type of mounting. The mineral corundum comes in two varieties, red (rubies) and blue (sapphires). With their red color, rubies have long been equated with love and passion. As a result of their color, rubies make a favorite engagement ring stone for many romantics. Clean your ruby jewelry with warm soapy water or a soft damp cloth. Happy Birthday, July Babies!