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Ruby – July Birthstone Meaning

July is the official month of the ruby. We take a look at this gem’s significance in mythology and modern culture and discover its birthstone meaning. When rubies were discovered Some famous rubies Ruby birthstone meaning, lore & legend What the red colour means Difference between rubies and pink sapphires Where the best rubies come from Ruby anniversary occasions and traditional gifts Marco Polo’s amazement at the beauty of the ruby Marco Polo was one of the first history writers to describe the impact that seeing a ruby had on him. When the Italian merchant sailed to the Island of Ceylon, he was allowed to see the King of Ceylon’s gigantic heirloom ruby gemstone. Marco Polo was so enthralled by it, he called it “the most precious article that exists in the world”.   Coveted by collectors 700 years later after Marco Polo’s discovery, the ruby is still the most sought after gemstone on earth. Collected by queens, stolen in heists, and auctioned for millions of pounds, it seems to leave no man or woman indifferent. Famous rubies A treasure of legend from the Orient The ruby was first …