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CHAKRA: Root; 1st Chakra. Ruby is the gemstone of the Sun and is the gem of the Mooladhara chakra or the root chakra.BIRTHSTONE: July ZODIAC: Cancer, LeoGEMSTONE: Ruby is the birthstone for July FLOWER: The larkspur is the July birth flower
Ruby is the July birthstone – and it’s one of the most coveted of gems. The name is derived from the Latin word ruber, meaning “red” – the color of love and passion. Few things catch the eye like the ruby birthstone. The finest color of the birthstone for July is a deep red with a hint of purple, called “pigeon’s blood” in the trade. A variety of the mineral corundum, ruby gets its color from trace amounts of the element chromium. The more chromium, the stronger the red. Here’s what you need to know about this beautiful July birthstone so you can better choose one for yourself or a loved one who was born in the month of July.
In addition to being the July birthstone, ruby is traditionally given for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.1
In the metaphysical realm ruby holds and protects the mysteries of our life force and its existence on Earthly planes.
A favourite of Indian culture for centuries, ruby was considered the ‘king of precocious stones’ for its rarity, beauty and mystical powers. Its hardness (second only to diamond) made it a favourite stone for jewellery making.
Burmese warriors believed it made them invincible in battle. Medieval Europeans maintained that rubies bestowed health, wisdom, wealth and success in love.2
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