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Birthstone Month July - Ruby


July birthstone - 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 anniversary list.

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.

Ruby Jewelry

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 personal gift.

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Ruby Vases

Look out for a Ruby colored vase. There are many beautiful ones to choose from. Place some exotic ruby colored flowers in it.

Paper roses


Ruby Colored Flowers

Purchase a bouquet of flowers in reds. Place in a nice colored vase to make it more special.


Ruby CDs

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 are harder.

The ruby is the traditional gift for the 40th wedding anniversary.

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