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July Birthstone ~ Ruby

Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. A Ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its color and quality.

Color: Red

Luster: Vitreous, Adamantine

Birthstone Zodiac sign: Cancer

Associated Month: July

Crystal system: Hexagonal central system

Chemical formula: Al₂O₃

Hardness (Mohs hardness scale): 9

Close in likeness is the Garnet, though usually darker. I've included those in the following pieces.

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