Birthstone Colors featuring Birth Gems by Kelly Waters
The Birthstone for July: Ruby
July's birthstone has been called the "king of precious stones" for its rarity, hardness (second only to diamond), beauty and seemingly mystical powers. The name is derived from the Latin word ruber, meaning "red" – the color of love and passion, and making it synonymous with physical strength and vitality.
A ruby makes a great gift to someone who could use a reminder that they are full of energy and life and have a lot to offer to the world around them.