There’s no better way to demonstrate your love than by giving a ruby in celebration of a July birthday. Rubies arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love.
Ruby is a variety of the gems species corundum. It is harder than any natural gemstone except diamond, which means a ruby is durable enough for everyday wear.
Fine-quality ruby is extremely rare, and the color of the gem is most important to its value. The most prized color is a medium or medium-dark vivid red or slightly purplish red. If the gem is too light or has too much purple or orange, it will be called a fancy-color sapphire.
Other choices of colors that International Colored Gemstone Association propose is:
Your birthstones: July
Modern birthstone: ruby
Zodiac gemstone for cancer: emerald
Ancient traditional birthstones:
Hebrew : onyx
Roman : onyx
Guardian angel: verchiel
His talismanic stone: sapphire