July's Birthstone Jewellery features rich, red Ruby
If you love the colour red then you're probably a fan of the July birthstone: Ruby. Rubies have been highly coveted throughout history and to this day are one of the most precious and sought after gemstones in the world. Associated with vitality and love, rubies have an undeniable energy that speaks to our senses. Ranging in colour from pink to blood-red, rubies are also incredibly durable - surpassed only by diamonds and moissanite on the Mohs hardness scale. For this reason, rubies are a fantastic gem to use in an engagement ring (for those looking for a colour gem alternative to the diamond). In general, jewellery containing rubies is great for every day wear. July babies are quite lucky to have this precious gem symbolize their birthday, but you don't have to be born in the 7th month to enjoy ruby jewellery. Rubies are beautiful any month of the year. Here are a few luxurious jewellery pieces showcasing the lovely ruby gem accented by diamonds.