“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.”

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What a beautiful way of demonstrating your love for someone by presenting them with a beautiful ruby for their July birthday, as well as being the real lord of gemstones, they are said to guarantee health, wealth and wisdom in love!  As if this wasn’t enough, they are also associated with integrity, devotion, courage and happiness!  Of course, if you can’t get hold of the real thing within your budget, go for a representative!

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The ruby is a very hard stone, surpassed in hardness only by diamonds. But despite its hard nature, it has a soft side. According to legend, you should never make faces at a ruby in a museum or ignore it because it will grow dull if slighted or not worn or seen!

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It is said that wearing a ruby as your birthstone will help to clear your mind, help to repair sexual dysfunction, attract prosperity, help you feel motivated, ambitious and enthusiastic and help you to remain grounded.  As it is a heart-centered crystal it is also said to attract new love.  All in all seems to be a very positive birthstone to wear.

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If you don’t fancy the deep, rich ruby, the carnelian is another birthstone for summertime babies born in July – the captivating carnelian is bold and deep orange.  It is known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage.

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This is a glassy, translucent crystal from the Quartz family.  Varying from pale pinkish-orange to deep russet brown, carnelian is said to help shy speakers become both eloquent and bold – Ancient Warriors wore a Carnelian crystal around their necks to give them courage and physical power.  Carnelian is also traditionally worn to enhance passion, love, and desire.  I absolutely love our carnelian set (photos above) – just so free and easy to wear.

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So we at BishBishBecca hope that all Summertime Babies have a very lovely birthday month and hope you have enjoyed reading about your birthstone!

Happy Birthday!