Celebrating July Birthstone: The Majestic Ruby

Celebrating July Birthstone: The Majestic Ruby

Welcome to Martin Busch Jewelers! This month, we're diving into the mesmerizing world of rubies, the birthstone for July. Known for their deep red hue and rich history, rubies have captivated hearts for centuries with their allure and significance.

History and Significance

Rubies have a storied past that dates back thousands of years. Ancient civilizations believed that rubies held the power of life, offering protection, vitality, and passion to their wearers. In many cultures, rubies were considered symbols of courage, strength, and prosperity. The deep red color of rubies was associated with blood, making them symbolic of life force and vitality.

In medieval Europe, rubies were thought to guarantee health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love. Royalty and nobility cherished rubies for their rarity and beauty, often adorning crowns, armor, and ceremonial robes with these precious gemstones.

Characteristics and Appeal

Ruby is a variety of the mineral corundum, just like sapphire, but distinguished by its red coloration. The intensity of a ruby's red hue is determined by the presence of chromium in its composition. The most valuable rubies exhibit a vivid, pure red to slightly purplish red color, often referred to as "pigeon's blood" red.

Apart from their mesmerizing color, rubies are prized for their durability and brilliance, ranking just below diamonds on the Mohs scale of hardness. This makes rubies not only beautiful but also suitable for everyday wear in various jewelry pieces.

Jewelry Featuring Rubies

At Martin Busch Jewelers, we offer a stunning array of ruby jewelry to celebrate July birthdays or any special occasion. From classic designs to modern interpretations, our collection includes:

  • Ruby Rings: Whether set as a solitaire or surrounded by diamonds, ruby rings make a striking statement piece.

  • Ruby Necklaces: Delicate pendants or bold statement necklaces featuring rubies add elegance and sophistication to any outfit.

  • Ruby Earrings: From stud earrings to chandelier styles, rubies bring a touch of glamour and allure to the ears.

  • Ruby Bracelets: A ruby bracelet adorned with these fiery gemstones enhances the wrist with timeless beauty and charm.

Caring for Your Rubies

To preserve the beauty and longevity of your ruby jewelry, it's essential to handle them with care. Clean your rubies regularly using a mild soap and lukewarm water, and avoid exposing them to harsh chemicals or sudden temperature changes. Store your rubies separately from other jewelry to prevent scratches and maintain their brilliance over time.


Whether you're celebrating a loved one's July birthday or treating yourself to a timeless treasure, rubies from Martin Busch Jewelers embody passion, strength, and elegance. Explore our exquisite collection of ruby jewelry to find the perfect piece that reflects your unique style and personality.

Visit Martin Busch Jewelers today to discover the allure of rubies and experience the craftsmanship that transforms these precious gemstones into cherished works of art.