July's Birthstone | Ruby
What is the birthstone for July?
July's birthstone is the gorgeous ruby. Symbolic of the passion and energy associated with the colour red, rubies are truly breathtaking and have been treasured throughout history for their vitality.
Did you know? Derived from the Latin word 'ruber' (meaning red), rubies were called the 'King of Gems' by ancient Hindus.
Rare, unique and valuable, the ruby is one of the most sought-after gemstones after diamonds. Unusually for a precious gemstone, the natural imperfections can actually increase the value and are used to confirm a ruby's authenticity.
What is the birthstone for Cancer?
The Cancer birthstone is ruby, for those with the Zodiac sign of Cancer (22nd June - 22nd July. Symbolised by the Crab, Cancers have a hard exterior which protects an emotive, inner beauty - just like the ruby.
Cancers also connect with pearls, emeralds, sapphires and moonstones.
A ruby will make a wow-worthy addition to any jewellery box, perfect for showing your love for someone born in July or celebrating a special wedding anniversary; the ruby marks 40 years of marriage.
We love the elegant shape of these 9ct White Gold Diamond and Ruby Drop Earrings and this 9ct White Gold Diamond and Ruby Pendant. Paired with lustrous 9ct white gold and dazzling diamonds, the suspended ruby effortlessly takes centre stage with its rich colour.
For those looking for something a little different, ruby engagement rings and ruby wedding rings are a striking and beautiful choice.
Romantic and passionate, this 18ct White Gold Ruby and Diamond Three Stone Ring sparkles with both vintage glamour and striking timelessness. Three stone engagement rings represent the past, present and future for a truly meaningful design. And if Meghan Markle approves, so do we! Read about engagement ring trends to find out more.
This 18ct White Gold Ruby and Diamond Wedding Ring dazzles with a stunning row of round brilliant diamonds and beautiful rubies, the perfect way to symbolise your new life together.
Do you know your birthstone? Read our Guide To Birthstone Jewellery to find out and discover the science, meaning and history behind each gemstone.