Ruby: The Radiant Birthstone of July

Ruby: The Radiant Birthstone of July

July's birthstone, the ruby, is a symbol of passion, protection, and prosperity. Revered throughout history, this fiery gemstone has adorned royalty and inspired countless myths and legends with its vibrant red hues. At Benny's Gems Creations, we celebrate the allure and enduring beauty of rubies, a gemstone that adds a touch of regal elegance to any jewelry collection.

The Lore of Rubies

The ruby's name comes from the Latin word "ruber," meaning red. In ancient times, rubies were held in high regard, with many cultures believing they possessed the power to bring peace and ward off evil. Kings and warriors adorned their armor and weaponry with rubies to ensure safety and good fortune in battle.

The ruby is also known as the "stone of kings." Not only does it signify wealth and prosperity, but it is also thought to promote love, health, and wisdom to those born in July. It's a gem that has been treasured by various civilizations, from the ancient Hindus who offered fine rubies to the gods, to modern figures who wear it prominently in state functions and glamorous events.

Characteristics of Rubies

Rubies are distinguished by their striking red color, which ranges from rich deep hues to paler rose reds. The most sought-after shade is often described as "pigeon's blood": a deep, vivid red with a hint of blue undertones. This gemstone's color is mainly due to the presence of chromium.

Besides their breathtaking color, rubies are incredibly durable, second only to diamonds on the Mohs hardness scale. This makes them not only beautiful but also a practical choice for everyday wear. Each ruby is unique, with inclusions within the stone serving as a fingerprint, adding character and distinguishing natural rubies from synthetics.

Ruby Jewellery at Benny's Gems Creations

At Benny's Gems Creations, we understand the importance of quality and authenticity. Our collection of ruby jewelry is curated to showcase the vibrant beauty of this gemstone in various settings and styles. Whether set in gold or platinum, rubies make a bold statement.

  • Ruby Rings: Our bespoke ruby rings range from classic solitaires to intricate designs paired with diamonds. These rings are perfect for engagement, anniversaries, or as a special gift for those born in July.

  • Earrings and Necklaces: Explore our ruby earrings and necklaces that shine brightly against the skin. From elegant studs to ornate drop earrings, each piece is designed to highlight the ruby's natural luster.

  • Custom Creations: As a bespoke jeweler with over 40 years of experience in Singapore, we pride ourselves on creating one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect the personality and desires of the wearer. Collaborate with our designers to craft your unique piece featuring July's magnificent birthstone.

Celebrate with Rubies

A ruby is not just a stone; it is a piece of history—rich with lore and deep with meaning. It's the perfect gift for July birthdays or a significant token to celebrate any special occasion. At Benny's Gems Creations we invite you to explore the fiery beauty of rubies and discover a piece that speaks to you. Visit us online or at our Singapore showroom to learn more about our ruby collection and find your next treasure.

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