Found in shades of red-from dark red to pinkish red- here are some interesting facts about July’s rosy birthstone
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.
Not only are they the birthstone for July, but they are also a traditional gift for those celebrating their 15th or 40th wedding anniversaries.
Rubies can be found all over the world, including Myanmar, Africa, Australia, and the USA.
The word ruby comes from the Latin word rubens which means red.