Ruby: the birthstone of July
Ruby, the birthstone of July, has a colour which can be described as a deep, pure, vivid red. This stone is considered the ‚Äúking of precious stones‚Äù for its rarity, hardness, and beauty. Ruby was believed to protect wearers from evils in the world and in past centuries it has been worn by monarchs and rulers around the world. A stone of nobility that can be considered a talisman of passion, prosperity and protection. The word 'Ruby' is derived from the Latin word ruber, meaning red, and it is the colour that perfectly defines the stone. Tiny imperfections of the mineral don‚Äôt decrease its value and, now and then, are even used to confirm the authenticity of natural ruby. Made from the same variety of the mineral corundum as the sapphire, rubies are almost as tough as diamonds, making it a great choice of stone for an engagement ring because it is durable enough for everyday wear. Ruby represents passion, love and romance. There‚Äôs no better way to demonstrate your love than by giving a ruby in celebration of a July birthday or a special occasion. Rubies are perfect not only for your 40th wedding anniversary! They are fantastic in a dazzling pair of ruby earrings or in a beautiful pendant. Remember: a ruby gemstone is always a great addition to any outfit. At Paul Sheeran Jewellers we have something for every occasion and style that your loved one will treasure for years to come!