Birthstones for July: Ruby and Carnelian

Birthstones for July: Ruby and Carnelian

If you were born in the month of July, you have fiery passion and a sensitive heart. It only makes sense that your birthstone would be something as magnificent as a Ruby! The stone of love and wisdom, Rubies have dazzled people both ancient and modern. In ancient times, the Ruby was touted for its strong protective properties and it was believed that whoever owned a Ruby would be kept safe from harm. They were also regarded as a stone of good luck and fortune.

When one thinks of a Ruby, they imagine a large glittering red jewel. While some of the most spectacular Ruby specimens are indeed a captivating red, their color can range from a light pink to a deep purplish red. Rubies are found in many places all over the world, including India, Thailand, Sri  Lanka, and even parts of the United States. Even though Rubies have been found in many places, that doesn't diminish their value. In some cases Rubies are more valuable than diamonds. 

If a Ruby is not exactly what you are looking for, you still have few options when it comes to birthstones. Carnelian is a wonderful alternative choice as it carries a lovely aura of creativity and playful passion. It is thought to have quite a few benefits, such as warding off negativity, and providing its wearer with strength and courage. If you're looking for a stone that can help you tap into your hidden potential, Carnelian may be the stone for you!

   While Carnelian has spiked recently in popularity, it still remains a plentiful and affordable option. It is another red stone, but typically has more of an orange hue then a true red. It can range from a soft cream, or peach color to a fiery orange. It is a type of chalcedony and often has beautiful and mesmerizing patterns within the stone. Carnelian is also thought to help detoxify the body from harmful substances, and promote overall health and vitality. 

Whether you choose a Ruby, or you feel that Carnelian would be a better fit, rest assured that whichever stone you choose will be a hit for July. Both bring a level of passion and vitality to the wearer, and they both have strong protective qualities. The only thing left to do is grab one and let it work its magic!