Ravishing Rubies- July’s Birthstone:

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, 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.