Birthstone Month July - Ruby
Are you wondering what to buy for the birthstone month of July? The ruby gemstone represents July in the
birthstone list and also the 40th wedding anniversary in the
We hope these suggestions will help you...
Ruby Nail files
Kind to the nails these files make excellent gifts. Often found in gift boxes with a nail buffer. An ideal gift
for the person who loves to keep their fingers looking good.
There are many forms of
Ruby Jewelry in many designs. Pieces range from
bracelets for women to tie-pins and cuff-links for men. You could design your own jewelry to make it a more
Look out for a
Ruby colored vase. There are many beautiful ones to
choose from. Place some exotic ruby colored flowers in it.
Ruby Colored Flowers
Purchase a bouquet of flowers in reds. Place in a nice colored vase to make it more special.
Look out for
CDs with Ruby in the title, for example 'Ruby's Torch' by
Nanci Griffith. Or the artist may be called Ruby, like 'Ruby Murray'.
Birthstone Month July - Ruby Books
Plenty of books to choose from
with Ruby in the title. You should be able to find a
novel to suit the person from the numerous titles available. For example 'The Ruby in the Smoke'
Ruby Handbag Hook
A useful item for placing your handbag on. You can hang the bag beside you so you know where it is all the time.
Safer than on the floor or on the back of a chair.
Facts about Ruby
Rubies are red gemstones, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide) in which the color is caused mainly
by chromium. Its name derives from ruber, Latin for red. Natural rubies are exceptionally rare, but synthetic
rubies can be manufactured fairly cheaply, these are known as created rubies.
Rubies are considered one of the four precious gems together with sapphires, emeralds and diamonds.
Rubies are mined in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Greenland. They are mostly found in Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka,
Kenya, Madagascar, and Thailand, but they are also found in the U.S. states of Montana, North Carolina and South
Carolina. The Mogok Valley in Myanmar has produced some of the finest rubies. In 2002 rubies were found in the
Waseges River area of Kenya.
Rubies have a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, and among the natural gems, only diamonds
The ruby is the traditional gift for the 40th wedding anniversary.
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