Fortune Favours The Bold
Put on your finest red rubies for a season of good luck and abundance
July — the sun rises crimson and fierce. It’s a new season, when the fire of one’s dormant dream is reignited, when flowers stand tall with their faces wide open to the golden glow of hopeful days ahead, and nothing feels impossible. The season is ripe for love, for manifesting all that the heart’s desires, for blazing new paths fearlessly, for success. What a glorious feeling — this invincibility.
It makes perfect sense that July’s birthstone is the Ruby, red hot and bold — favoured by Lady Fortune. They call it “the Gemstone of the Sun”, “the King of Gemstones”. Yes, rubies are how you dress for the success you want right now.
Born against the odds within Earth’s crust, the red gemstone is known and prized for its resilience, second only to diamond. It has, since the ancient times, been revered as a symbol of wealth, power and protection. Rubies were offered to Hindu gods with the belief of improving one’s karma and quality of life. They were worn in Medieval times as an amulet to keep the plague at bay, and on battlefields by ancient Burmese warriors to keep them safe. For all these reasons, and the fact that these brilliant red sapphires are rarer than diamonds, rubies have been well sought after by European royalties for ages. Some of the most famous rubies to date include the 100.32-carat DeLong Star Ruby, the Sunrise Ruby, the Hope Ruby and the Graff Ruby. A ruby’s value is all about its “fire”, so to speak. The more fiery and vibrant its colour appears, the more valuable. And perhaps, more likely to attract good luck, fortune and love.
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