July Birthstone: Ruby
Chemical Formula: Al₂O₃
A majestic stone, the Ruby is the “queen of stones and stone of kings”. Thought to be the most striking of the four precious gems (diamonds, emeralds and sapphires being the others), ancients believed the ruby to be the most valuable and prized it above the diamond. Despite the effects of diamond marketing, the Ruby is still remarkable. A stone of love, it is considered an aphrodisiac that enables us to experience all forms of love. Notably it increases vitality, bringing power to its wearer. Ruby also stimulates self-confidence, impelling us to actualize vision. The gem of the heart, Rubies are concentrated fires that act as talismans of ultimate happiness, success and love.