Radiant Ruby for July’s Birthstone

ruby haruni.jpgAh, the stunning ruby, the king of gems that radiates warmth and vitality and when worn represents love, health and wisdom. Ruby has been a very popular gemstone since antiquity, and is one of the most historically significant coloured gemstones. The ruby has now entered a new era of popularity with many people opting for this romantic stone as an alternative from diamonds in their wedding jewellery.

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In ancient to modern day royal jewellery especially crowns are adorned with rubies, set for kings because it was believed that rubies gave the wearer wealth, strength and protection.


rubywhite-1.jpgrubyyellow-1.jpgDue to the ruby’s inner light it has also, in the past, been associated with the sun, and was thought to preserve mental and physical health. In the Middle Ages, rubies were viewed as a stone of prophecy. It was thought the stone darkened when danger was near. Ivan the Terrible of Russia stated that rubies were good for the heart, brain and memory.

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But most of all the ruby is seen as the stone of love, romance, passion and zest for life. A ruby is also said to be a settler of disputes, having the power of reconciliation. It is little wonder then that this stunning gemstone has become so popular once again in wedding jewellery.

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hfg gemstone summary guide book

This guide aims to help you:

  • A brief understanding of gemstones and their properties
  • Some useful charts telling you what different stones of different sizes weigh. Ideal for estimating the the weight of stones when planning jewellery
  • Information of the durability of different stones. Good to know when choosing how to see them

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