More about Ruby
The July birthstone is Ruby. The name 'ruby' is derived from the Latin word 'ruber' which means red. It's because the ruby is deep red in color. Rubies are very hard stones second only to diamonds. The ruby has been among the most treasured gemstones through the ages. Ruby was believed to guard the wearer against misfortune and bad health. Hence it as worn by royalty in the olden ages to ward off evil. Rubies were also worn to bring good luck to the wearer.
A pure red ruby is considered as a symbol of true everlasting love. It is often exchanged as an engagement ring to proclaim total devotion and love.
Ruby birthstone signifies freedom, integrity, valor and joy. If you wear your birthstone ruby, it is supposed to bring these positive changes in you. You will be more sincere and hardworking. You will have a happy and enthusiastic spirit. You will to tend to make better friendships. People will like you for your lovable nature.