Happy July 2nd!
What do these stones all have in common?
Exactly… These beauties are all RUBIES, the birthstone for July.
THE SCOOP ON RUBIES
Referred to as the Stone of Nobility, Prosperity, Courage and Leadership
Considered the most magnificent of all gems…the queen of stones and the stone of kings
Ancient Greeks called it the “mother of all gemstones” because of its beauty and rarity.
The Romans called it “a flower among stones.”
Rubies were once considered to be the perfect wedding stone.
In the Middle ages, rubies were used as protection against the plague. If the ruby’s color became darker, the wearer would go to another place to protect themselves from infection. When the stone returned back to its lighter color, they returned home.
EMOTIONAL and PSYCHOLOGICAL PERKS
Associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness
Brings sensual pleasures
Increases sexual energy and desire
Balances our heart
Encourages passion, joy spontaneity, laughter, courage and a zest for life
Brings potency, vigor and positive dreams
Promotes a clear mind
Increases concentration and motivation
Helps us set realistic goals
Brings a sense of power, confidence and determination that helps us overcomes timidness
Catapults us toward prosperity and achievement
Encourages us to enjoy being in the physical world
Overcomes exhaustion and lethargy
Detoxifies our body, blood and lymphatic system
Beneficial in treatments of infectious diseases and restricted blood flow
Gets our blood flowing
Stimulates our heart, adrenals, kidneys, reproductive organs and spleen
Activates our root chakra, brings vitality and chi (life-force energy) throughout our physical body and into the spirit
Stimulates our kundalini
Removes negative energies from our path
Stimulates the pineal gland
Picture from www.gemologyonline.com