There’s no better way to demonstrate your love than by giving a ruby in celebration of a July birthday. Rubies arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love. Ruby is a variety of the gems species corundum. It is harder than any natural gemstone except diamond, which means a ruby is durable enough for everyday wear. Fine-quality ruby is extremely rare, and the color of the gem is most important to its value. The most prized color is a medium or medium dark vivid red or slightly purplish red. If the gem is too light or has too much purple or orange, it will be called a fancy-color sapphire.
Ruby's great spiritual value is like her beauty. It runs deep. It sits at the core of her being. Think of a woman who holds her head high. A talented woman who knows that she is capable of meeting every challenge. She knows who she is. She knows where she is going. She embraces life confidently-accepting each day and everything that comes with it. Her success is assured. Her acceptance of that success is always deeply and beautifully gracious. That's the gracious gift of confident self-esteem ruby offers all of us.
Mineral Information: Aluminum oxide, Corundum group
Chemical Composition: Al2O3
Color: Deep red
Specific Gravity: 3.97-4.05
Refractive Index: 1.766-1.774
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions.