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The Red Radiance: Discover the Magic of July’s Birthstone, Ruby

At Raffi Jewellers, we celebrate the art of crafting moments that are as timeless as they are magnificent. As we step into the vibrant warmth of July, we turn our attention to the month’s birthstone, the ruby.

Renowned for its deep, passionate hue and symbolic resonance, the ruby is more than just a gemstone; it is an embodiment of fiery love and enduring strength. Join us as we explore the rich history, captivating qualities, and the unique allure of this precious stone.

The Rich Legacy of Ruby

Rubies have been revered throughout history, often regarded as the "king of gemstones." Their legacy dates back thousands of years, gracing the crowns and jewels of royalty and nobility. Ancient cultures believed rubies held protective powers, capable of warding off evil and bringing good fortune.
In Hindu mythology, rubies were considered the “Rajnapura” or the “king of precious stones,” a testament to their esteemed status. In medieval Europe, rubies were believed to bring health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love to their owners. Burmese warriors wore rubies into battle, believing the stones would grant them invincibility.

The Captivating Colour of Passion

The ruby’s most defining feature is its vibrant red colour, symbolizing love, passion, and power. This intense hue comes from the presence of chromium, with the finest rubies exhibiting a rich, pigeon-blood red colour. It is this unparalleled brilliance and depth that makes rubies a sought-after choice for those looking to convey a message of profound affection and commitment.

Symbolism and Meaning

Beyond their stunning appearance, rubies carry a wealth of symbolic meanings. They are often associated with the heart and are believed to enhance emotional well-being. Rubies symbolize passion, protection, and prosperity. They are also seen as symbols of power and nobility, worn by royalty and leaders throughout history. Beyond material wealth, rubies represent inner strength and determination, encouraging the wearer to pursue their dreams with vigor. Whether as a token of love or a talisman of strength, the ruby's symbolism resonates deeply, making it a cherished gemstone that transcends time and tradition.

Rubies in Pop Culture

Rubies have long held a prominent place in pop culture, symbolizing wealth, passion, and allure. In literature and film, rubies often feature as coveted treasures, such as the iconic ruby slippers in "The Wizard of Oz," which symbolize Dorothy's journey and magical powers. They have been central to plotlines in adventure films like "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," where a mystical ruby holds mystical powers, and in fantasy epics like "The Lord of the Rings," where they symbolize royal lineage and the pursuit of power. These appearances continue to cement rubies as iconic gemstones rich with cultural and symbolic significance.

Care & Maintenance

To maintain the beauty and brilliance of your ruby jewellery, proper care is essential. Rubies are durable stones, ranking 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, but they can still be susceptible to scratches and damage. We recommend cleaning your ruby pieces with a soft brush and mild soapy water, avoiding harsh chemicals. Regular professional check-ups can also help in maintaining their lustre and ensuring the settings remain secure.

A Timeless Gift

Whether you are celebrating a July birthday or simply looking to express your deepest emotions, ruby jewellery from Raffi Jewellers makes a timeless and meaningful gift. Each piece is more than just an accessory; it is a symbol of enduring love and unwavering strength, a cherished keepsake that will be treasured for generations to come.

As July unfolds, embrace the passion and elegance embodied by the ruby. At Raffi Jewellers, we invite you to explore our exquisite collection of ruby jewellery and find the perfect piece that resonates with your heart.

Visit us at Raffi Jewellers and let us help you create moments of brilliance and beauty with our exceptional ruby collection.