July Birthstone Color and Flower & more July Birthday Symbols

The July Birthstone is Ruby

The official birthstone for July is the ravishing red Ruby and the July birthstone color is red. Carnelian is the alternative birthstone for July which also occurs in warm reddish colors.

The word Ruby originates from the Latin “ruber” meaning “red”, and the Ruby gemstone is associated with devotion, integrity, courage and happiness.

Ruby is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) and Carnelian is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22) star sign.

The birth flowers for July are the Larkspur and Water Lily and Ruby jewelry is the gift given to celebrate 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.

July Birthstone Ruby Beads
Natural Ruby Beads from Lilys Offering
Natural Raw Ruby Gemstone - July Birthstone
Natural Raw Ruby Crystal
from Stony Mountain Stones
Natural Ruby Cabochon - July Birthstone
Natural Ruby Cabochon
from Laurie Sarah Gems
Tumbled Ruby Gemstones - July Birthstone
Tumbled Ruby Gemstones
from Throwin Stones
Natural Oval cut Dark Red Ruby - July Birthstone
Natural Oval Cut Dark Red Ruby
from Laurie Sarah Gems

July Birthstone Color: Red

July's birthstone color of red comes from July's birthstone Ruby, which has a primary color of deep red with secondary hues of pink, orange and violet. These secondary shades can indicate the country of origin.

Rough Ruby is found in limestone and in gem gravels around the world. The most well known deposits are in Myanmar (Burma) where rubies have an exceptional color and a glowing fluorescence. 

Rough uncut Ruby stones are used as healing crystals or unusual pieces added to rock collections. Smaller, lower grade stones might be polished and tumbled and used in crafts or handmade jewelry. Larger, higher grade stones are cut by lapidary experts into cabochons or faceted and set in gold or silver fine jewelry.

July birthstone jewelry set with the valuable and precious Ruby gemstone is a special gift for a milestone birthday.

Discover more about ruby gemstones and ruby history and symbolism.

Alternative July Birthstone: Carnelian

The alternative birthstone for July is Carnelian which occurs in various shades of reddish brown. Clarity can range from being totally clear to opaque and it is sometimes banded. The reddish color of Carnelian comes from its iron content and it is usually heat treated to enhance these deeper red tones.

Carnelian usually forms as nodules in basalt volcanic rock and major deposits occur in Brazil, India, Japan and Uruguay. The gemstone is hard enough to fashion into beads or cabochons, and was once widely used in carved cameos.

Rough Carnelian crystals are used by healers, collected by rock hounds or wrapped in wire as pendants. Polished and tumbled stones can be carved into various shapes for craft projects, home decor or set in handmade jewelry.

Discover more about the carnelian gemstone and carnelian history and symbolism.
Raw Carnelian Stone - July Birthstone
Raw Carnelian Stone
from New Moon Beginnings
Carved Carnelian Crystal Hearts - July Birthstone
Carved Carnelian Crystal Hearts
from New Moon Beginnings
Tumbled Carnelian Gemstone - July Birthstone
Tumbled Carnelian Gemstone
from New Moon Beginnings
Beaded Carnelian Bracelet - July Birthstone
Beaded Carnelian Bracelet
from New Moon Beginnings


July Birthstone Ruby

Birthstone: Ruby

Alternative birthstone: Carnelian

Birthstone color: red

Birth flower: Larkspur

July Birthstone Ruby

Zodiac star sign: Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Zodiac star sign: Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)


15th and 40th wedding anniversaries: Ruby

July Birthstone Ruby

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July Birthstone Angel holding Ruby Crystal