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Natural RubiesThe deep red hue of natural rubies is beautiful to behold.  As you gaze upon the heart of the ruby, it can seem to be almost mesmerizing.  Perhaps this is why in ancient Hindu culture, natural rubies were believed to be magical.  The Hindu believed that the rubies would work as a protection against evil, and that they would signal when danger was near by becoming darker.

Rubies are the birthstone for the month of July.  Although you could argue that this is because the red symbolizes the heat of the month, the truth is that the vibrant color in natural rubies awakens your imagination, causing it to burn as a fire.  Modern tradition dictates that rubies are a symbol of health, wisdom and love.  Since your heart is the source of your health and the place associated with love, rubies could be seen as a symbol of the heart.  The ruby is said to be a symbol of everlasting love, since it has an internal, unquenchable flame, thus providing your beloved with a ruby is one way of declaring your eternal love.  Natural rubies are one of the hardest gemstones, second only to diamonds, which means you can wear them consistently without fear of damaging them.

If you are interested in our natural rubies or other gemstones, contact us at Mosteller American Gemstones.  Our gemstones are not heated or oiled in any way, which means that they are highly valuable.  We can cut our gemstones to fit custom jewelry and have gold and silver settings available.  Experience the beauty of our natural gemstones today!