JULY BIRTHSTONE: RUBY
Gemstones have been used since ages to provide therapeutic & mystical benefits to wearers, some believe that certain gems suit people born in a particular month more than other stones. A birthstone is a gemstone that is associated with a particular month and believed to bring luck and positivity to people born in that month.
The July birthstone is the lovely Red Ruby. This coloured gemstone is one of the most prized gemstones in the world and was once considered more valuable than diamonds. This gemstone is formed from the mineral corundum and the red version of this stone is known as Ruby.
The word ruby is derived from the Latin 'ruber' which means red. Traditionally, this term was used to refer to all red gemstones including red garnet red tourmaline.
The Ruby birthstone is a highly treasured and coveted gemstone not just because of its value but also the associated healing and positive properties associated with this gemstone.
History and Mythology Associated With Ruby
The Ruby birthstone has been widely used by people since ancient times. Along with its stunning visual appeal, this stone has been highly regarded in numerous cultures for its mythical and healing properties.
In ancient India, rubies were known as the king of precious stones owing to their stunning allure and clarity. The stone was also considered to be God's most precious creation with close ties to the human blood and health.
Several cultures such as Greek, Indian, Burmese and Asians have regarded this gemstone with reverence owing to its mystical and healing benefits. It was popularly used by warriors as it was believed to bring good health, enhance the strength and vitality of the person. Some warriors even had this stone embedded in their skin to maximise its healing prowess. The July birthstone has also been regarded as a glowing lamp and believed to have self-luminous powers. It is associated with strength, courage, and valor. Some cultures also believed it had the ability to ward off disease, plague, nightmares, and negativity and bring good health and love to people.
While these days a deeper red is more valuable and stunning, in earlier times it was considered to be a warning sign for something negative in the future. This gemstone was believed to be able to gauge the future and warn the wearers of arriving calamities by turning deeper in colour.
Colours Associated With July Birthstone
The July birthstone colour is a deep rich red. However, rubies are available in a variety of shades based on their chemical composition ranging from a pinkish red to a deep red. These days, deeper red rubies are the most valuable as they are rarer and are also known as Burmese Rubies.
The red colour of this gemstone is associated with passion, strength, courage, and success. It is known to help stimulate the senses and intensify one's awareness of their surroundings. It is also known to enhance courage and stamina making it a perfect choice for soldiers on the battlefield.
Additionally, passion and intense love are also closely associated with rubies. This coloured gemstone is known to evoke feelings of love and passion in the wearer and rejoice in their physical being.
Due to its colour, the ruby birthstone is also associated closely with the Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra. This third chakra located around the navel governs self-power, independence and leadership qualities. Ruby helps encourages feelings of joy, love, and strength which are perfect to complement this chakra.
Where is July Birthstone Ruby Found?
The primary source for rubies is the Mogok valley in Burma which is famous for producing some of the finest specimens. The ruby is also the national stone of Burma. Other sources for this spectacular July birthstone include India, Thailand, Australia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Madagascar, among others.
Characteristics of the July Birthstone
Ruby is believed to possess several emotional and physical characteristics that have made this such a prized gemstone. For people born in July, the ruby birthstone in particular can help align their energies beneficially and match these characteristics. The colour of the stone is closely associated with strength and vitality. It is believed to stimulate one's senses and enhance their energy levels. This makes it a perfect stone for people looking to boost their health as well as overcome feelings of dullness and lethargy. It helps one realize his/her own power and blesses them with increasedconfidence, vitality & courage.
While red is often associated with anger and danger, this birthstone can help reduce these aspects and instead replace them with love, passion, and joy.
When choosing a gemstone, it is important to consider multiple aspects beyond the birth month. The right gemstone depends on other factors of your life such as health concerns, personal characteristics, and the current phase of life.
Chemical Composition of July Birthstone Ruby
Rubies are formed from the mineral corundum which gives them a clear and glassy sheen. The presence of chromium in the mineral gives this gemstone its classic red colour. Rubies are traditionally hexagonal in shape with larger stones being rarer and thus far more valuable. This gemstone is the 2nd most hard gemstone after diamond and has a ranking of 9 on the Mohs scale.
Using Ruby to Enhance Your Energy
Using birthstones as a means of aligning one's energies and improving their life is a popular custom. For those born in July, a radiant red Ruby can work wonders to elevate energy, enhance vitality, and bring love.
There are numerous ways to bring in the stimulating and healing energies of this stone into your daily life. You can use it as a meditation stone or as a healing crystal. The stunning red colour makes ruby a lovely gemstone for various types of jewellery. Not only does it elevate your outfit but also catches the eye instantly.
Benefits of July Birthstone Ruby
Wearing the June birthstones can bring a variety of benefits to the wearer. Both these stones are known to attract health, wealth, and emotional benefits. Some of the benefits of using these stones include:
- The red hue of this gemstone can enhance one's vitality and sexuality by evoking feelings of love and passion.
- It helps control and diffuse feelings of anger and negativity and helps maintain a grounding and calming effect on the person.
- It is also used by fortune-tellers as it is believed to possess the ability to predict the future.
- This stone is not only believed to ward off disease but is also known to aid in wound healing and other bleeding concerns.
- It helps energize people feeling stuck in a rut or dull and lethargic and infuses them with good health, energy, and vitality.
- The gemstone is also believed to aid mental health and clarity and promote better patterns of thought thus also boosting leadership skills.
- It helps one realize their self-power and enhances strength, confidence, vitality & courage
Astrological Significance of July Birthstone Ruby
Ruby is governed by the Sun and hence is widely recognised for its positive paternal energies. Wearing a ruby can help improve one's relationship with their father. Additionally, this stone helps bless the wearer with good health, self-confidence, success, and fame.
According to Vedic astrology, Ruby represents the Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra in the body which helps one to connect to their self-power and relieves them of past shame, guilt, trauma.
July Birthstone Ruby Care and Cleaning
Rubies are typically hard and durable gemstones. However, several gemstones are heated and fracture-filled to enhance their color. While these factors are invisible to the naked eye, they may compromise the sturdiness of the gemstone.
Avoid storing this gemstone with other ones that may be softer as it can lead to scratches and abrasions. Cleaning should be done gently and with great care. You can use a soft brush and warm soapy water for cleaning this July birthstone.
The red Ruby gemstones often carry negative energy and need to be detoxified by dipping them in water overnight. Ultrasonic cleaners also serve as a viable option for Ruby stones except for the ones which have been fracture-filled or have fractures. It is not recommended to carry out steam cleaning of this July gemstone.
At Rudra Centre we only deal in natural untreated & unheated Rubies which provide beneficial results to the wearer.
How To Re-Energize And Recharge Your July Birthstone Ruby?
At Rudra Centre, we energize every item before shipping it to our customers so that they can start wearing and experiencing the benefits immediately. After prolonged usage one may wish to recharge or reenergize their stone to remove all the negativity so it can work to its full potential.
To reenergize or recharge July Birthstone Ruby you can keep it under cold running water for a few minutes and then keep it under sunlight for 3 - 4 hours. After this, you can follow the steps mentioned below.
- Have a bath and wear clean clothes
- Be in a meditative mode and avoid all distractions
- Light an incense stick or sage and offer its smoke to yourself, the surrounding, and unto your July Birthstone Ruby jewellery/geode/crystal
- Hold the July birthstone Ruby in your hand between both your palms
- Channelize your body energy into your palms. Try to create a focal point on both sides of your palms and imagine positive energy flowing into your July Birthstone Ruby
- Imagine the intention for which you have adorned Ruby to be manifesting
While doing the above process you can chant the Mantra 'OM' or 'AUM'. One can also chant Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra Beej Mantra "RAM" as Ruby is deeply associated with this Chakra. You can get your Ruby jewellery from Rudra Centre which only deals in Vedic Astrology approved non-treated and non-heated Ruby gemstones which can guarantee the best results to the wearer.
Most people think that using a birthstone is decided simply based on their month of birth. However, it is not necessary to wear only your birthstone. In fact, you can wear any gemstone regardless of your date of birth, horoscope, and zodiac sign.
What is important is that you wear the right stone for you as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) which has been devised after 20 years of research and has its base in the chakras of the human body. Chakra Therapy via RRST is the fastest healing therapy and is more comprehensive and superior to other healing modalities. To book a consultation with our expert, Please Click Here
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