What is July's Birthstone?

One of the most sought after birthstones is the July ruby precious gemstone. A beautiful vibrant stone that is widely recognised and considered the most desirable and valuable of all coloured gemstones often breaking auction records. Here is everything you need to know about rubies. 

  • What is July's Birthstone?
  • What is July's Birthstone?

What colour is the July birthstone? 

Predominantly quality rubies are red with pink undertones. Rubies of a lesser quality can have orange and purple overtones. The word “ruby” is derived from the Latin rubeus, which means “red.”

What does the July birthstone look like?

The July ruby birthstone is a faceted gemstone and may have some inclusions within the stone as rubies that are inclusion-free are practically nonexistent. Rubies can also come in cabochons that look like small pebbles with a smooth surface and usually come in a round or oval shape.

  • What is July's Birthstone?
  • What is July's Birthstone?

What does July birthstone mean?

The July ruby birthstone is considered to represent love, health and wisdom. It is believed that by wearing a ruby it would bestow good fortune onto the wearer. Throughout history, Rubies were worn by kings, warriors and political leaders as it was believed to strengthen their leadership skills and their decision making.


Molly Brown London has a beautiful selection of July Ruby birthstone jewellery. Celebrate a Christening with our Personalised July Birthstone Bangle or wish her a happy birthday with the Personalised July Birthstone Locket featuring the sweetest star detailing. View our entire Birthstone Collection here.

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