July's birthstone is the ruby.
We have a selection of stunning ruby colored vintage items at Bumbershoot Supplies and Bumbershoot Designs.
Rubies have for a long time been valued for their rarity and beauty. The color ruby has often held a treasured place in popular culture with references such as Dorothy's ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz movie.
In 1870 Tiffany & Co. published a birthstone poem in one of their pamphlets. The July poem goes:
|Vintage Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone Earrings Ruby Red Gold.|
|Vintage Flower Buttons Ruby Red Plastic Shanks.|
|Vintage Glass Rhinestone Jewel Ruby Red Oval.|
|Vintage French Sequins Ruby Red Satin Cupped Strand.|
|Vintage Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone Ruby Red Heart.|
|Vintage Rhinestone Ruby Red Crystal ss20.|
"The glowing ruby shall adorn,
Those who in July are born;
Then they'll be exempt and free