RUBY - July's Birthstone
The Ruby is the July birthstone, and the Capricorn zodiac stone.
It is one of the "Big 4" precious stone: Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald
Both Ruby and Sapphire are like sisters, both come from the mineral corundum family.
The ruby is among the most highly prized of gemstones. Large rubies are harder to find than large diamonds, emeralds and sapphires. As a result, rubies’ value increases with size more than any other gemstone.
It is also one of the hardest natural occurring minerals after diamonds.
Ruby has been associated with the values of love, success, integrity, passion, and promises