In all other months, the traditional, the mystical, the modern and the zodiac birthstones differ, but for this time frame, the Ruby represents them all. In this picture are all the elements ready for my July birthstone piece, when my vision is clear and the piece is finished I will post a picture.
The word ruby comes from the Latin term rubens, which means red. It is the third strongest stone in the world following the diamond and moissanite. The finest rubies are the ones that are mined from Myanmar.
Some fun facts about rubies are that high ranking Chinese mandarins were given rubies because they were believed to provide guidance. Burmese soldiers believed that if a ruby was kept under the skin, he will become invincible. Hebrews believed that if a dragon was carved on a ruby, it would bring prosperity and health. Hindus believe that wearing a ruby protects them from their enemies.
Beliefs of metaphysics are that rubies help to bring integrity, devotion and happiness. They help to enhance generosity and bring prosperity. The Ruby opens the heart to go past the boundaries of personal love and passion to unconditional love. Ruby helps to bring and increase romantic love. It assists in removing lethargic and dormant conditions in the body, emotions and mind. It is a stone of high energy and power that promotes healing on all levels.