July ~ Ruby (Deep Red)
The name 'ruby' is derived from the Latin word ‘ruber’, meaning ‘red’ - the color of love, passion, courage and emotion. For centuries, this gem has been considered the king of all gems. It was believed that wearing a fine red ruby bestowed good fortune upon its owner. Rubies have been the prized possession of emperors and kings throughout the ages, and to this day remain one of the most valued gemstones.
Long associated with the life force blood, ruby was a symbol of power and youthful energy in Indian jewelry. In past centuries, some believed this birthstone for July could predict misfortune or danger, and soothe anger. It is believed the wearer of a ruby is blessed with health, wealth, wisdom and outstanding success in heart affair. In addition to being the July birthstone, ruby is traditionally given for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.
JULY - Ruby Birth Month Earrings
Handcrafted one pair at a time from glass beads with nickel free earring wires ~ we hope you will enjoy your special pair!