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Ruby birthstone July, gemstone meaning


July gemstone ruby, gemstone meaning and history

    1. Did you know that this beautiful red gemstone is family of the sapphire? Ruby only exists in red, but luckily for us in different shades of red from light to dark
    2. Ruby belongs to the zodiac signs Aries, Leo and Scorpio
    3. This beautiful red gemstone is the most precious of all color gemstones, even more expensive than the blue sapphire
    4. Color is also important for the meaning of gemstones. Red is the color of passionate love but also of aggression
    5. The gemstone meaning of this red stone is often associated with power, desire, health wisdom and success in love. It is therefore not surprising that the spiritual meaning of stones was and is also popular among kings and queens.
    6. In the ancient times it was believed that the meaning of ruby ​​was the power of life because it has the same color of our blood
    7. In Sanskrit, the ruby ​​is also called Ratnaraj: the king of the gems
    8. Legends, gemstone meaning and ruby. This red stone is frequently mentioned and one of the stories is that the people of India believed that the owner of a ruby ​​was able to live in peace with his enemies. Or what to think of this gemstone meaning. The Burmese legend is that warriors put rubies in their bodies, because the gemstone made them invisible during a battle.
    9. Perhaps the most famous ruby ​​is the Liberty ruby ​​bell. It is the largest ruby ​​ever found (8,500 crt). This ruby ​​was carved in a bell or bell shape and surrounded by diamonds. Sadly, this beauty was stolen in Wilmington in 2011 and has never been found back. 
    10. The ruby ​​that turned out to be a spinel. The Black Prince's ruby balas ​​is a red spinel that was thought to be a ruby. This cabochon cut spinel can be found in the British state crown just above the world famous Cullinan II diamond. A mistake at the time, we are talking about the 14th century where this stone first appeared, was not surprising as the gemstone identification was not nearly as advanced as it is today. And a red stone in this color was quickly mistaken for a ruby.


Looking for a piece of jewelry with ruby? View the Kiliaan Jewelry collection or read more in our blogs about the spiritual gemstone meaning.


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