July's birthstone is the ruby. The gem's breathtaking primary red hue has been treasured for ages. To this day, ruby jewelry has been worn both for its exquisite beauty and for its association with good luck and power.
In Ancient China, rubies were seen as a source of good fortune. During construction, rubies were laid beneath the building-to-be's foundation during construction. It was believed this ensured good fortune to any activities that would occur within the future building.
In the West, the ruby has always been associated with fire and power. During the late 1800's, ruby rings were worn by wealthy men while ruby necklaces and ruby earrings were worn by their wives, signifying their power.
Today, some still believe rubies hold special power. Some believe carrying rubies or wearing ruby jewelry can cure lethargy and exhaustion. However, most people today are drawn to ruby jewelry for the gem's gorgeous deep and lush red color. Stop into our store to peruse our ruby jewelry collection and see why this gorgeous gem has been treasured for ages.