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Primary Gemstone: Ruby

Alternate Gemstone(s): Carnelion

History: Ruby is the traditional birthstone for July. Ruby is a member of the corundum family and only exist as red or shades of red depending on the stones chromium and iron content. The finest Ruby color is blood-red.

Ruby is knows as the "King of the Gems" because it is one of the oldest and most revered of gemstones. Rubies are associated with passion and strength because of its voluptuous color and is believed to ward off misfortune