July Birthstone: Ruby
July's birthstone is the striking red ruby, a stone prized for hundreds of years. Ruby supports feelings of passion and energy toward our goals and loved ones. In the past it has been associated with a masculine energy and often worn by warriors into battle.
Ruby is a member of the conundrum (sapphire) family, where the red colour comes from the presence of chromium in the sapphire crystal. Pink sapphires have less chromium, the highest quality rubies are high in chromium.