What a lovely sunny month to have a birthday!

“The gleaming Ruby should adorn,
All those who in July are born,
For thus they’ll be exempt and free,
From lover’s doubts and anxiety”

So according to this, the ruby is the traditional birthstone for July and this beautiful stone is associated with happiness, devotion, integrity and courage.  Interestingly (and quite valuable for people like me who take a bit to get going in the morning) it is also said to enhance energy – and generosity and to bring success and prosperity.

Carnelian is also a birthstone for July – this translucent glassy stone comes in shades between deep rusty brown through to pinky-orange.  A beautiful crystal, the ancient Egyptians called the carnelian the setting sun due to it’s stunning orange hues.  Carnelian is said to bring and powerful voice to timid speakers and was once thought to prevent illness and the plague – and has traditionally be worn to enhance passion, love and desire – you have been warned!!

Hope you enjoy this small selection of July birthstone jewellery …..

carnelian-charm-bracelet carnelian-charm-necklace carnelian-and-black-onyx-lariat carnelian-wire-bracelet