Celebrate your true colors, July babies!
Rubies are one of the four precious gemstones, alongside emerald, sapphire and diamonds. Their monetary value is derived from the coloration of the stone – the brighter the red, the higher the value. Not to mention they were a part of the fabulous Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection! They’re also known to bring good fortune and used as a symbol of noblemen in Indian and Asian cultures.
The glowing ruby shall adorn,
Those who in July are born;
Then they’ll be exempt and free
From love’s doubts and anxiety.
– “Unknown Author” Tiffany & Co. Pamphlet, 1870.