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July birthstone: ruby

July birthstone: ruby

Ruby, the birthstone for July, is a powerful stone which represents love, prosperity and courage.

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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.  

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As ruby is a bold, impactful stone, it can be worn in small doses, such as in this dainty and delicate jewellery below.

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For more July birthstone gift ideas, take a look at our curated gift guide.