Learn the History Behind Ruby

Birthstones have existed across history. Often, these represent significant aspects of society, such as religion or custom. Modern times reflect this theme, as we update stones to reflect current tastes and trends. Join us as we examine the July birthstone.

The glowing Ruby should adorn

Those who in warm July are born,

Then will they be exempt and free

From love’s doubt and anxiety.

– Traditional Birthstone Poem

Modern July Birthstone

Ruby birthstone necklace.

Ruby is a variety of corundum, one of the most desirable gemstones available today. With a captivating red hue, this stone represents the sun. Symbolic of undying love, this gem creates a compelling gift.

Rubies come in a variety of shades, from crimson to blood-red. Mining for this stone occurs around the world, in places such as Africa and Myanmar. Since 1912, ruby is the modern July birthstone.

Consider these stunning varieties of ruby.

  • Burmese Ruby: Long considered the best example of ruby; these stones captivate with their life-affirming reds.
  • Star Ruby: Valued for the sharpness of its star effect and intensity of color, a blush shade reveals the finest stars and this gem is available in hues ranging from bright pink to dark rose.
  • Mundarara Ruby: Expect this ruby to exhibit a robust red to purplish red in the best stones.
  • Niassa Ruby: Red represents passion, life, and love. The king of the gemstones the ruby exemplifies beauty desire splendor and allure.

Historical July Birthstone

July birthstone turquoise ring.

The traditional July birthstone was once turquoise. Known for its distinct blue to green color this gemstone has adorned everything from jewelry to weapons. This gemstone is now a modern December birthstone.

Consider these colorful turquoise varieties!

  • Kingman Turquoise: With the calming blue of a wide-open sky, this gem is one of the most famous turquoise varieties available today.
  • Mojave Turquoise: The variety of colors found in this stone capture the most popular trends of jewelry and fashion.
  • Persian Turquoise: Known for its brilliant blues flecked with pyrite a striking mottling pattern should appear throughout the entire stone.
  • Royston Turquoise: Occurring anywhere from a light powder blue through a vibrant emerald green. Rare specimens will show a transition across the material, blending blues and greens.
  • Sleeping Beauty Turquoise: The bright, cheerful blue of this turquoise makes it one of the most sought-after varieties.
  • Sonoran Turquoise: A gemstone known for its beautiful and distinctive blue color with green undertones.

July Birthstone Quick Facts

  • Ruby is the modern U.S. birthstone.
  • Ruby and sapphire are from the same mineral family.
  • Cancer (6/20-7/22) utilizes ruby as their stone.
  • Leo (7/23-8/22) is assigned peridot as a birthstone.
  • Turquoise is the traditional July birthstone.

Your July Birthstone

Many believe that birthstones give luck to the wearer. They continue to be an excellent gift for jewelry lovers. Whether you prefer traditional or modern options, birthstones are a unique way to tell a story about yourself.

Explore our range of July birthstone jewelry. Which would you choose?