Ruby – July Birthstone #1

Symbolizing contentment

Happy Birthday to all July babies!!

Ruby is a red form of corundum and is second only to diamond in hardness. The red is caused by chrome in the stone and the name itself is derived from the Latin word ‘rubrum’ which means ‘red’.

A ruby has been recognized as a precious stone for a very long time, all the way back to the 6th century AD. They say that rubies were worn by Burmese soldiers in battle which would protect them against wounds.

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It has also been said to have been used in the breastplate of the High Priest in Bible times. During the Middle Ages, people thought of it as the ‘lord of gems and the most precious of the twelve stones God created’.

I created a necklace to symbolize Ruby, as using actual Ruby would be very pricey and not for the average person.

This necklace was made with crushed glass beads and red crystals. The price is R145To place your order, please complete the form on my ‘Contact me’ page. I would also love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below.

Keep your crystal on and your sparkle strong

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