It’s July, and we don’t have to tell you it is hot in Albuquerque – making the ruby the perfect birthstone for the month. The vibrant red gemstone brings the heat; its fiery facets and depth of color are passionate and vibrant.
We have accounts of the allure of the ruby dating back to mythology, the Bible, and ancient Chinese culture. Truly this is a stone that has captivated throughout the centuries – often called the “King’s Stone,” the gem was revered by leaders and rulers because it was reported to have the ability to keep them safe from attackers, both in the natural world and in the spirit world. Rubies were even thought to have the power to ward off nightmares. It is no wonder that one of the attributes of the ruby is that is said to bring complete peace to one who possesses it. The ruby also represents wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.
While you may not be walking into the store to pick up a ruby this July, you can still give a ruby birthday gift to those you treasure. One of the benefits of working with a Peoples floral designer is our ability to transform the essence of the gemstone into a gorgeous floral representation. Red roses communicate not only the rare aesthetic of a ruby, but the opulence and luxury; but red gerbera daisies, red carnations or red ginger can also embody the beauty of the stone while embracing the personality of the recipient.
Stop into Peoples Flowers and tell us your inspiration – we will listen to you, take your vision, add a dash of July ruby and deliver a stunning arrangement worthy of royalty. For your July birthdays this year, settle for nothing less.