Wednesday, July 01, 2015
July 01,2015 ~ What's the birthstone for July ?
The Ruby , birthstone for July, is among the most highly prized of gemstones. It's a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum ( aluminum oxide ). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber , Latin for red.
Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires.
Ruby Gemstone meaning
Healing properties of Ruby
The color of rubies varies from vermilion to red. The most desired color is "pigeon's blood", which is pure red with a hint of blue. If the color is too pink, the stone is a pink sapphire. The same is true if it is too violet - it is a violet sapphire. The best rubies and star rubies are bright red. Most rubies come from Burma and Thailand.
( Excerpt from : Emily Gems )
Some of my beaded jewelry designs using the Ruby color beads / stones are shown below for referrence.
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