If you’re not enthralled with the zodiac frenzy that’s taken the world by storm, chances are you’re a little more old school. We mean this in the best way possible, because we too, are partial to a different form of birthday related symbolism that has fallen a little under the radar as astrology has gained momentum.
But fear not, fellow birthstone wearers, because we’re here to shed some light on July’s birthstone, the radiant ruby.
Easily spotted by its rich, red hue, the ruby is a symbol of health, wisdom, wealth and good fortune in love. The ruby is one of the hardest gemstones on the market, making it a durable option for everyday wear. The value of a ruby increases commensurate to its color, with the darkest, most purple in hue being the most expensive.