According to the Farmer’s Almanac, The July birthstone, the ruby, was regarded by ancient Hindus as the “king of gems” and symbolizes love, passion, energy and success. Here are some more fun legends about rubies:
- If you own a ruby, you will live in harmony with all people and be protected from danger (how awesome is that!?).
- If you dream of a ruby, you will have good luck.
- The ruby and the related sapphire are the second hardest natural gemstones; only diamonds are harder.
- The gem was once thought to protect warriors if worn on their armor or embedded in their skin.
And in case you’re interested, The July birth flowers are the larkspur and the water lily.
I wish you all a happy July!