Ruby: July Birthstone Looks

Hello to all our July babies and happy birthday to you! This month’s birthstone is the beautiful ruby and we are so happy to welcome this month with this gorgeous gem. Here at Jaimie Nicole we have the perfect gift for anyone celebrating a birthday this month. But before we get into that, we wanted to give you a little history and background information on ruby. Red is the color of our most intense emotions—love and anger, passion and fury. It’s associated with objects of power and desire—like fast cars and red roses. Early cultures treasured rubies for their similarity to the redness of the blood that flowed through their veins and believed that rubies held the power of life. Ruby is one of the most historically significant colored stones. Rubies are mentioned four times in the Bible, in association with attributes like beauty and wisdom. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, ruby is called ratnaraj, or “king of precious stones.” Ancient Hindus believed that those who offered fine rubies to the god Krishna were granted rebirth as emperors. The name ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means red. It is favorite gem among those in power and those in love, inspiring more emotion than almost any other stone. Some ancient cultures believed that rubies, as well as other gemstones, grew on trees, just like fruit. The rubies would begin budding as small white gems, and would slowly grow and ripen, turning red in the light of the sun. When the ruby was saturated with red color, it was ready to be plucked. Today, Ruby’s metaphysical properties are no less astounding. This exquisite crystal emanates the pure Red ray with a vibrancy unsurpassed in the mineral kingdom. It actively stimulates the Base Chakra, increasing vitality and chi, the life-force energy, throughout the physical body and into the spirit. It promotes a clear mind, increased concentration and motivation, and brings a sense of power to the wearer, a self-confidence and determination that overcomes timidity and propels one toward prosperity and achievement. Ruby initiates the sensual pleasures of life. It stirs the blood and stimulates the heart, encouraging one to enjoy being in the physical world. It increases desire and sexual energy and may be used to activate the kundalini.  Ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness. In antiquity Rubies were considered to be perfect wedding stones. With all that being said, you can see why this birthstone is in high demand and will make a great gift for any friend or loved one! Our birthstone necklaces are pre-packaged and come with a card that gives a brief explanation of some of the properties of this wonderful stone. The necklace measures approximately 16” and has a 3.5” extender chain. It features eleven stunning cubic zirconia charms in this beautiful light purple hue. Style tip: layer with our multi-colored birthstone necklace to jazz up your look and add a dainty pop of color to any outfit. Ruby is the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe! We hope you enjoyed learning about this month’s birthstone. These necklaces can be found online at Jaimienicole.com and are also in stock at our showroom in Coral Gables. We are located at 4649 Ponce de Leon Boulevard suite 305 and are open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. We would love to see you here and help with all your gifting needs!   Xoxo Jaimie

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