Birthstones by month and birthstone colors
The Modern Gemstone for July is: Ruby
The best rubies are rich, carmine red
These wonderfully rich red gemstones are a variety of a mineral called Corundum. The deep red color of a ruby is due to the presence of a small amount of chromium that gives it its rich red coloration.
In recent years the ruby has become a symbol of love and passion and a popular gemstone for engagement rings.
Due to the often conflicting and confusing range of gemstones found when comparing ancient cultural lists of gemstones for each month, we are only listing the Modern gemstones for each month and their colors. For anyone not liking the gemstone for their particular month, please consult our Zodiac birthstone chart below.