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Chinese Ruby Birthstone - Year Of The Tiger


Chinese Tiger


The Chinese ruby birthstone is associated with the year of the Tiger. Rubies come in all shapes and sizes and vary in color from a deep ruby red to a light rose. Rubies are a variety of the mineral corundum and have a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, only diamonds are harder at 10.


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Ruby Cuff Links And Tie Pin

There are sets of cuff links and tie pins or bars set with rubies in either silver, platinum or gold. Choose items that will go nicely with the style of tie and shirt worn by the person you are purchasing the gift for.

Chinese Ruby Birthstone Pendant And Ring

Rubies are often surrounded by diamonds in pendants and rings. They are of varying prices so you should be able to find pieces that suit your budget.

Ruby Earrings

Earrings may also make an ideal gift for the person born in the year of the tiger. There are many styles available and you may wish to find a one that is unusual. These include Celtic and other stylish designs. Make sure the person is not allergic to the metal that the earrings are made of.

Ruby Bracelet

A bracelet with rubies or rubies and diamonds would make a special gift for the person celebrating a birthday who was born in the year of the Chinese year of the Tiger. Some jewelers allow you to create your own and you would then be able to create a unique piece at the price you want to pay.

Ruby Port

A bottle of ruby port may be a suitable gift for someone who enjoys a drink after a meal. Although not a gemstone it may make a more suitable gift some people.

The Year Of The Tiger

The characteristics of the Tiger mean that they are capable of great love, are emotional and sensitive. When it comes to honor they are very competitive especially when protecting the ones they love. They like to dominate but at the same time they require independence. This makes them leaders who may be difficult to get on with. Tigers are honest people who expect honesty in return. If criticized they will become depressed, but have the ability to bounce back to face more challenges and often take bigger chances. The Tiger is bold, courageous, energetic, enthusiastic, friendly, loving, optimistic and sociable. Whilst on the negative side they are disobedient, hot-headed, impulsive, intolerant, restless, stubborn, take risks, vain and volatile.

People born in the Chinese year of the Tiger might consider obtaining work as an actor, advertising agent, artist, chauffeur, comedian, explorer, flight attendant, lecturer, matador, missionary, musician, office manager, pilot, politician, racing driver, travel agent or a writer.

Famous people born the Chinese year of the Tiger are Agatha Christie, Beatrix Potter, Bruce Oldfield, Buddy Holly, Charles De Gaulle, David Bailey, Demi Moore, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dylan Thomas, Hilary Swank, Princess Anne, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Marco Polo, Marilyn Monroe, Oscar Wilde, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Orson Wells, Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Alec Guinness, Sir Richard Branson, Tennessee Williams, Tom Cruise and William Wordsworth.

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