“The gleaming Ruby should adorn,
All those who in July are born,
For thus they’ll be exempt and free,
From lover’s doubts and anxiety.” – Anonymous
In June we had the Queen of Gems, and for July Tru Diamonds™ presents the King, and rarest of all gemstones – the July birthstone – the ruby. Believed to hold many beneficial properties, when gifted to a July baby (or grown-up), the ruby is said to increase generosity and energy, as well as generate success and prosperity. It is also reputed to have a variety of health benefits, such as with blood problems, infections and as a spark for positive thoughts. Rubies come from Afghanistan, Burma, Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand, and Vietnam, where they have been venerated as the most powerful of all gemstones since time immemorial. Today, this lush, alluring stone has become part of a global cultural standard, from Dorothy’s ruby slippers to popular songs about girls with the same name as the gem by the Rolling Stones and the Kaiser Chiefs.
The ruby as July’s birthstone is linked to the Zodiac sign Cancer (for those born between 21 June and 22 July). Cancerians are known for their sensitivity, loyalty, caring nature and intuition. They are also known for their strong sensuality, which ties into the ruby’s connotation with love and romance. Ooh la la!
Within the Royal Family, it is common to give a ruby ring to celebrate an engagement. Queen Victoria, Fergie, Queen Mary of Teck, Victoria Lockwood (former wife of Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Earl Spencer), HRH Princess Anne and HRH Princess Margaret all received ruby rings from their fiancées, or family well-wishers, upon the announcement of their impending nuptials. If you’re looking for a gift for your favourite couple, or to celebrate your own engagement, Tru Diamonds™ has a wide variety of ruby rings to choose from. The vibrant and alluring Royal Tru-Ruby Ring consists of an eye-catching ruby surrounded by 14 smaller white gems, on either an 18ct gold or platinum clad band. Complete the look with the Royal Tru-Ruby Earrings and Royal Tru-Ruby Pendant.
For something more bold and sleek, you may prefer the Rhapsody in Red Ring, an eternity ring of alternating rubies and white gems, or the Tru-Ruby Eternity Ring, comprising of 23 ruby gems on an 18ct gold or platinum clad band.
Famous birthdays this month include, Princess Diana (1st July), Liv Tyler (1st July), Eva Green (5th July), Sofia Vergara (10th July), Gisele Bundchen (20th July), Paloma Faith (21st July), Sandra Bullock (26th July) and J.K. Rowling (31st July). These stylish, strong women are as fiery as the rare gem that heralded their births. Don’t forget to show your July loved ones lots of love this month. Just like Tru Diamonds™, once you have these steadfast women in your life, they’re yours forever and always there when you need some care and attention