Love ruby – the July birthstone? Who doesn’t! Its deep red colour with purple-ish sparkle, makes the onlookers fall in love with it, at the very first sight. No wonder, it has graced royal beauties in ancient times and even today continues to rule the roost in the world of gem and jewellery.
For the uninitiated, the name ‘ruby – the July birthstone’ is derived from the Latin word ruber which means ‘red’. Isn’t red also the colour of love, lust, and passion?! Its deep red colour with a hint of purple is also termed as ‘pigeon’s blood’ in the gemological circle.
You’ll be delighted to know that ruby is made of a variety of minerals and the credit for its rich red colour goes to the trace amounts of the element chromium. Know that the more chromium, the stronger the red.
Considered as the ‘King of Gemstones’, ruby is known to have been associated with the Lord Sun and possess strong astrological properties. Wearing this gem can increase one’s wisdom and brings success in business and social status. So, if you are finding difficulty in your professional life, go for a ruby stone to turn things positive.
Natural rubies are available in a wide variety of shapes and weights. And the price of rubies ranges anywhere between Rs. 450 to Rs. 2 lakhs per carat, sometimes even more.
So, if you have to surprise a July born who is also dear to you – mother, wife, or daughter, how about gifting them lots of luck with a luscious piece of ruby.
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