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July Birthstone: Ruby

Happy Birthday to all the July babies!

Many people born in July have the astrological sign Cancer and are known for their loyal, compassionate nature. You love to dream and use your imagination. Friends and family are naturally drawn to you because of your caring, dependable nature. Many find it easy to confide their deepest secrets to you.

Your birthstone is the beautiful, red Ruby. The Ruby is known to bring success in love, health, wealth and wisdom to its wearer. In India, Rubies are renowned as the “King of all Gemstones” because they are extremely rare, and are the second hardest gemstone next to the Diamond.

Jewelry designer Roberto Coin signs all of his pieces with a small ruby. In 1996, Roberto Coin started signing the jewels of the Appassionata Collection by setting a small ruby on the inside, in a hidden position, allowing direct skin contact with the gem. Since then, this tradition has been perpetuated in all Roberto Coin collections, to the extend that it has become the exclusive signature of every Roberto Coin jewel. The ruby is dedicated as a secret gift of good wishes to every woman lucky enough to enjoy wearing and loving one of Roberto Coin’s exclusive creations.

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.

Celebrities with July Birthdays: Tom Cruise, Princess Diana, Jessica Simpson, Sofia Vergara, Gisele Bundchen, and Selena Gomez.

Birthstone jewelry for July or any month of the year is available at all Long’s Jewelers locations.

This information was sourced in part from the American Gem Society as well as the Roberto Coin official website.

 

Considered “The King of Gemstones” rubies have always been surrounded by a halo of legend according them magic powers, such as the ability to give peace and promote a long life, blessed with health and happiness. In ancient times, women thought rubies promoted fertility; while Burmese warriors inserted real rubies under their skin to protect themselves from injury during battle. In 1996, Roberto Coin started signing the jewels of the Appassionata Collection by setting a small ruby on the inside, in a hidden position, allowing direct skin contact with the gem.

Since then, this tradition has been perpetuated in all collections, to the extend that it has become the exclusive signature of every Roberto Coin jewel, dedicated, as secret gift of good wishes, to every woman lucky enough to enjoy wearing and loving one of Roberto Coin’s exclusive creations.

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