July Birthstone

The ruby was called the "king of precious stones" in ancient India for its rarity, durability, beauty and seemingly mystical power.

Rubies have been long associated with life force and or blood and thought to hold the power of life. Rubies have been a symbol of power and youth-like energy.

Some believe this birthstone for July, the ruby, could predict coming misfortune, cure inflammation and eliminate anger. 

Medieval Europeans maintained that rubies gave the owner benefit in health, wisdom, fortune and success.

Ancient SE Asian warriors thought it would make them invincible in battle if they inserted them under their flesh therefore making them unable to be pierced by spear, sword or bullet.