July is Ruby Month! Since the early 1900’s the signs of the zodiac, and more specifically months of birth, have been linked to gemstones. What better time to celebrate the enduring radiance and beauty of rubies than July?
Colored Gemstones have always fascinated us! There’s something so mysterious, and also unbelievable, when you think of what it took for our Earth to create such Treasures. Some buried underground, some found in shallow waters or streams, some scattered in sandy plains or rocky outcrops – we’re all enticed by a gemstone’s color, beauty and radiance.
People all over the globe have traded gemstones since time immemorial. Imagine a hunter-gatherer seeing a sparkling pebble in the stream and being immediately captivated by its glow and color! Over the centuries, human beings have always shown curiosity and interest in nature’s precious gems, and monetary and trading values became associated with these tiny treasures.