Ravishing Rubies

Ravishing Rubies

10 June


Found in shades of red-from dark red to pinkish red- here are some interesting facts about July’s rosy birthstone


Durability

Rubies are extremely strong, registering 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This means they are as resilient as sapphires and only slightly softer than diamonds.


Anniversaries

Not only are they the birthstone for July, but they are also a traditional gift for those celebrating their 15th or 40th wedding anniversaries.



Origin

Rubies can be found all over the world, including Myanmar, Africa, Australia, and the USA.


History

The word ruby comes from the Latin word rubens which means red.