Red is the colour of love. It radiates warmth and vitality, passion and power. And there is no denying the deep red colour of ruby embodies this sense of vitality and vivacity as well. Most known for its deep red colour, the precious gemstone and also the birthstone for July has captured the emotion and passion that is embodied in love.
A History Of Royalty And Nobility
Highly regarded in many cultures throughout history, the deep red ruby has been a symbol of passion, protection and virtue. The fiery and captivating gemstone was long seen as a precious and valuable gemstone across China and India, worn by royalty and warriors alike. Eventually traded along the Silk road only to capture the eye of European royalty and worn as a sign of nobility in crowns and royal jewels.
Sharing the same mineral properties as the sapphire, Ruby is the name reserved for the a red variety of corundum. However, because of the stones allure and historical significance, Ruby is classified as an individual gemstone and is easily identified by its bright blood red colouring. It’s no surprise that the name ruby is derived from the Latin ‘ruber’ meaning painted red.
Love, Vitality And Good Luck
Wearing a ruby is said to give energy and vitality and the deep red hue is considered to instill a sense of passion and sensuality. In some cultures also believe this pink to deep red gemstone can offer protection from evil and attract good luck to the wearer. Among the almost endless attributes of this regal gem, it also shines with a natural beauty like no other.
As the birthstone of July, what better gift to give someone your care about, than a simple and pure expression of love itself.