Birthstones

buyers guide

July

The modern gemstone associated with the month of July is ruby. Considered a protection stone from misfortune and bad health, ruby is also used to open the heart and promote love. When given as a gift, ruby is a symbol of friendship and love.  Alternatively, the ancient birthstone for this month is onyx.  Black onyx is thought to repel negativity and to deflect the negativity of others. It is a gem thought to enhance determination and perseverance.