Ruby, the birthstone for July, is a powerful stone which represents love, prosperity and courage.
Ruby is a 'cardinal gem' (the premier league of stones), which includes diamond, sapphire, emerald and amethyst.
Its name comes from the Latin 'ruber', meaning blood.
Many rubies are heat-treated for a more consistent colour.
As ruby is a bold, impactful stone, it can be worn in small doses, such as in this dainty and delicate jewellery below.
For more July birthstone gift ideas, take a look at our curated gift guide.