Ruby-licious!

Happy Birthday, July!Let's celebrate the beauty of the Ruby, your birthstone and one of the most popular gemstones on the planet.

What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone says, "Ruby?"

Is it the infamous Ruby Slippers?  The gemstone's bold, red-magenta color?  Maybe you think of your Valentine, or get those fiery feelings of love and passion?

Whatever you feelings or thoughts, it's interesting to know that Rubies have held a place in human history for thousands of years.  The ancient Egyptians held rubies in the highest regards and placed them in the crowns of their Pharaohs.

The deep red color of a Ruby makes the stone look bigger than it actually is, which may have been one of the many reasons why ancient people believed so strongly in a Ruby's medicinal powers.  Ancient medical writings from India suggest that rubies cured diseases of the digestive tract.

Burmese warriors carried Rubies INSIDE their skin to protect them from being slain in battle.  Many other cultures still view rubies as a symbol of peace, and believe that wearing a ruby on the left side of the body prevents conflict when among enemies.

Burmese Rubies are the most prized, but new deposits of Ruby are still being found. Rubies that have recently been found in Vietnam are so much like Burmese Rubies that they are believed to have been formed by the same geological event.

Carrying or wearing a Ruby can make it easier to focus on the task at hand, bringing clarity and wisdom.  Placing a Ruby under your pillow will help you to have lucid dreams, many times overcoming fears as your conscious and subconscious minds connect.

Rubies are thought to be the best stone to detoxify the blood, improve circulation, fight infection, and offer protection from disease.

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Diamonds ~ Celebrate the Richness of the Self

Diamonds, known as a symbol of love, are also the official birthstone for April.

Diamonds are made of pure carbon.  They are not only the hardest gemstone on Earth, but also the hardest mineral.  Clear diamonds are the most popular, but the demand for colored diamonds is growing as people are being captivated by the beauty of blue, pink, yellow, and chocolate diamonds.

The "4 C's," know as Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat, together determine the value of individual stones.  "Clarity" is the word used to describe a diamond's level of flawlessness.  A flawless diamond is very rare, especially as the size of the stone increases.  Not to worry, if you have a diamond with a flaw, it can actually be a good thing.

Think of that "flaw" as a "characteristic" of your diamond.  It is like a fingerprint and is a great way to identify your stone.  If you know where this characteristic lies within your diamond, you can be sure that your diamond never gets switched when you take your ring in to have it cleaned or repaired.  Funny business avoided.

It should be no surprise that diamonds symbolize love, but they also symbolize purity, innocence, and faithfulness.  A diamond can be used to enrich one's sense of purpose and overall well being.  They increase the vibration of all stones in their vicinity, making them even more of a treasure.

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A diamond can lesson jealousy, bring abundance, and provide a path to resolve problems using a positive approach.  These are great attributes for an engagement ring, as well as any jewelry for those lucky April birthdays out there.  Enjoy your jewelry!

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