Ruby - July Birthstone
Red rubies have a long history of use among cultures, where they have always been highly valued. The word ruby has Latin origins and comes from the word “ruber”.
Rubies are some of the most stunning gems that are found naturally. Their deep red colour comes from the element chromium, but they can also be found in shades of prink, orange, deep purple, or with slight blue tinges. The value of a ruby is determined by it colour, and this is one of the most expensive natural gems that are in existence.
Healing properties of Ruby
Rubies have a number of powerful healing properties, both emotional and physical. Because rubies are so intrinsically connected to feelings of love and passion, they help to heal those who may feel as though they are emotionally drained or empty. Rubies can rebalance emotions, reducing the effects of emotional disorders such as depression or anxiety. They minimize the impact of negative emotions and energy and help to replace them with calming and positive energies, uplifting the mind and spirit, which in turn has an effect on the body.
The deep red colour of rubies means that they have always been associated with the health of the heart and blood. Rubies can help to calm down conditions such as high blood pressure or heart disease. They also help to draw toxins out of the bloodstream, so that the life source of the body can remain pure and powerful. It helps to improve blood flow and reduces the risk of infections getting into the body. A healthy heart and healthy blood have flow-on effects for the rest of the major organs, and can help to improve symptoms associated with the kidneys and reproductive systems.
The protective properties of rubies help people in general when it comes to physical health. They can prevent wearers from contracting infectious diseases, and they can also help to delay or completely prevent the onset of certain non-communicable health conditions such as arthritis or dementia. This protection can also help to reduce the effects of any existing health issues, so that wearer may recover faster. Overall, they the perfect gift for anyone you treasure and the perfect way to show that you care.
Association with Chakras
Red rubies have strong associations with the first chakra, the root chakra. The root chakra is what connects physical bodies to this plane of existence, and is responsible for maintaining stability, and care of physiological needs. Rubies help to provide a sense of safety and understanding of a person’s position, relative to the rest of the universe. Strengthening the connection between the physical body and the earth allows people to recognize their place in the universe, providing a solid foundation for growth and development. Wearing rubies helps people to regain control over their body, and ensure that they are physically healthy, allowing them to then focus on their emotional and spiritual needs. Once the root chakra has been opened and realigned, it provides the opportunity for all chakras to be cared for as well – one cannot reach their higher self unless they have created a stable and secure grounding base first.
Because rubies are strongly associated with love and passion, they also have ties to the heart chakra. Wearing rubies close to your heart can help you to experience emotions more powerfully and intensely, and allow you to be more open and accepting of love from outside sources. Not only that, but it will help wearers to experience emotions that are honest and pure, allowing these feelings to be reciprocated and offered back in kind. Although these connections are not as strong as the connection between rubies and the root chakra, they are still important to recognize, and the gem can be hugely beneficial to both.
Ruby jewellery makes a great gift!
Ruby Jewellery is a great idea for July birthdays. Who would not like such a beautiful gemstone in a perfectly designed and made piece of jewellery!
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Origins of Ruby
Red rubies have a long history of use among cultures, where they have always been highly valued. The word ruby has Latin origins and comes from the word “ruber”. This translates simply into red, but also has strong connotations with feelings of passion and love. It is one of the strongest gems (second only to diamond) and has been used to protect soldiers in battle. It is believed that the strength of the stone would provide the wearer with the power they needed to fight, as well as help them to avoid any fatal blows.
Indian culture has always revered the brightness and power of rubies, saving them for jewellery designed for the wealthy and elite. The Sanksrit word for rubies, “Ratnaraj”, means “King of precious stones”. They believed that rubies would bring great fortune and love, as well as power and eternal youth.
Rubies are some of the most stunning gems that are found naturally. Their deep red colour comes from the element chromium, but they can also be found in shades of prink, orange, deep purple, or with slight blue tinges. The value of a ruby is determined by it colour, and this is one of the most expensive natural gems that are in existence. Rubies were first found in Myanmar, but today they are also sourced further throughout Asia in Thailand and Cambodia, as well as along the eastern coast of Africa, in countries like Mozambique, Kenya, and Madagascar.
Rubies have a number of powerful spiritual properties, meaning that they are the perfect gem for everyone, not just those who were born in July. Because of their strength, they are known to provide wearers with the power to understand and develop their own strengths, emotionally and spiritually. Rubies help to improve self-confidence, and they provide the wearers with the power to manifest their own good energy. Rubies are perfect for those who need a little spiritual support to make it through a tough time, or for those who wish to have the internal strength to grow and develop their own personal identity.
Rubies are also known to provide powerful protection against harmful or negative energy. Anyone who wears rubies will often find that they are shielded from harmful thoughts or actions, and are only exposed to the powerful good forces of the universe. Wearers will no longer feel as though their emotions and compassion are being constantly drained, and that instead, they find themselves emotionally refreshed. This is great for those who may be going through difficult times, or simply for people who wish to see the good in the world. This is especially true for emotions such as love and compassion, and they act as a magnet for these spiritual energies. Exposure to such positive energy helps to uplift and invigorate the wearer, helping them to contribute positive energy back to the universe and those around them.