Rubies are fiery and passionate stones that have always been sought after by those of royal decent. It is a valued stone of prosperity and protection and is a representative of the sun. Its glowing and deep hues are said to be the embodiment of the flames of the sun and that it carries a warmth that can be felt to the touch.
Rubies are valued by their shade, with the darkest blood-red or “pigeon’s blood” rubies being the most valued. rubies can vary though in a wide range of shade from this all the way to a beautiful pink. It was worn as an amulet or charm to ward off plague and pestilence, warned its wearer of impending danger, kept the body safe, and banished sadness and foolish thoughts. It was reputed to bring its owner peace, drive away frightful dreams, restrain lust, and to help resolve disputes.
The Ruby actively stimulates the Base Chakra, increasing vitality and chi, the life-force energy, throughout the physical body and into the spirit. It promotes a clear mind, increased concentration and motivation, and brings a sense of power to the wearer, a self-confidence and determination that overcomes shyness and helps one to seek their goals. The Ruby initiates the sensual pleasures of life. It stirs the blood and stimulates the heart, encouraging one to enjoy being in the physical world. It increases desire and sexual energy. Rubies have always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness. In antiquity Rubies were considered to be perfect wedding stones.
Rubies are so exciting, and we love the feel when you hold one in you hand. It is as if you can feel its passion and strength fill you in and almost overwhelming sense of desire. We think July babies are lucky to have thins stone as their birthstone, and also figure this is any July is a great month for weddings.