Ruby Birthstone for July…. Happy Birthday July

This month’s special birthstone is Ruby .A stone of great value and nobility ruby jewellery often plays a significant role in films and it is no surprise that “Rubies “ feature greatly in recognisable pieces from past films.


Anyone remember the stunning pear cut ruby and diamond necklace “Vivienne” wore to the Opera in “Pretty Woman”


Or maybe you might remember “Melisandre’s” Ruby Necklace in Game of Thrones.




Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gemstones. It is a very valuable gemstone and one of the most valuable coloured gemstones. It is a pink to red coloured gemstone, the brightest and most valuable shade of red is called pigeon blood or blood-red. Rubies are the birthstone for July and also used for 40th wedding anniversaries known as “ruby anniversaries”.

You will often find ruby set with diamonds and when choosing a coloured stone engagement ring many ladies opt for Ruby.
Not only do you see it as an engagement ring but also as a dress ring or an eternity ring, but it is not confined to rings as bracelets , pendants and earrings are also popular Ruby choices.

The word Ruby comes from latin “Ruber” meaning Red. Ruby is a stone of nobility and often considered the queen of stones and the stone of kings. It has been associated with wealth and prosperity over the centuries. It is considered a high energy stone used to amplify energy and increase “chi”.

When caring for Rubies ,warm soapy water is always safe. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are usually safe for untreated, heat-treated, and lattice diffusion treated stones. Fracture-filled, cavity-filled, or dyed material should only be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Whatever your reason for buying a Ruby , let our qualified staff at your local member of the Association of Fine Jewellers help you select that perfect Ruby, find your local member