Birthstone for July - Ruby
Colour - Deep red
Were you, or a friend of yours, born in July? In that case, your birthstone is the stunning ruby also known amongst the ancient Hindus as “the King of gems.” This stone, that protects the wearer from evil, can be found in a variety of red hues, but the most precious ones are the so-called pigeon-blood rubies. These stones have such a deep red hue that the centre can appear almost black, thereby resembling the colour of blood, and it’s because of this reason that rubies are said to represent life, vitality, energy and strength. That deep red colour also represents love and passion, two qualities that really reflect July babies’ personalities. If you were born in July, chances are you love a bit of drama, have great leadership skills and are quietly self-confident. You also have a sense of nobility about you, and like the summer sun that represents the month you were born into, you radiate energy and manage to dazzle everyone around you. Wear a ruby red piece of birthstone jewellery and get ready for adventure and action in your life!
Birthstone for August - Peridot
Colour - Yellow green
Peridot, also known by the Ancient Egyptians as the “Gem of the Sun” is a beautiful yellow green stone found in the ashes of volcanoes. Some people believe that these stones are the tears of the volcano goddess: Pele. Peridot stones represent beauty, strength and morality, and were said to protect the wearer from nightmares. The peridot’s morality is represented in August babies by the fact that you have a reputation for being incredibly kind. If you were born in August you are most likely very friendly and welcoming, completely unafraid to be yourself and open to everyone. Much like the soft yellow green hue of your birthstone, you shine a light on everyone, and you’re not afraid to take centre stage.
Birthstone for September - Sapphire
Colour - Blue to dark purple
The birthstone for September is the sapphire. This gorgeous gem can be found in almost every colour, except red, but is most commonly a shade of blue. In ancient times sapphires were believed to be able to ward off evil and poison, it was also a favourite gemstone for priests and kings because it symbolises wisdom, purity, loyalty, nobility and power. The Ancient Greeks believed that the sapphire birthstone could provide guidance, and Buddhists always thought it brought spiritual enlightenment, so it truly holds a lot of powerful properties. If you were born in September and consider sapphire as your birthstone, you’re probably a trustworthy, calm and reserved personality. You have a quiet dignity and fierce loyalty, which makes you a life-long friend to anyone who is patient enough to get to know you and crack through the reserved shell. You might be humble and hate the limelight, but a beautiful piece of sapphire birthstone jewellery would really highlight your inner power.