Happy July Birthday! The Ruby Rules this month!
According to gem lore, the ruby is considered the most powerful gem in the universe. They are associated with many astral signs but most notably with July birthdays. Rubies carry intense energy that can sharpen the mind, heighten the awareness and stimulate the whole system.
Ruby is the stone of courtly love and romantic commitment. It is an aphrodisiac long associated with all forms of love, from wild sensuality to mystical communion. Ruby helps foster happiness in those who wear it. It also boosts courage to help achieve one’s best potential. Those who wish to strengthen their self-confidence should meditate on rubies. It is said that ruby rings offer the best protection when worn on the left hand.
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After centuries of being thought to be one of the most valuable rubies in the world, the Timur Ruby was deemed to be a spinal sometime around 1851. Though a spinel is a naturally occurring mineral, it is far less valuable than a ruby. The Timur Ruby is still a very valuable piece and is now part of the jewel collection of the British Monarchy.
Lily Safra was a Brazilian philanthropist and socialite who attained considerable wealth after four marriages. This ring was part of a jewelry collection she sold at auction last year to benefits charity.
The Gautama Mala is a Flashioista piece made of vintage red Czech glass, it along with the zoisite and the Bohemian Garnets are all rubies in color and can carry the same intentions.
Zoisite is a natural gemstone. Bohemian rubies can be made made glass or red rock crystals.