Ruby is the birthstone for July. Ruby is said to promote enthusiasm, vigour and passion for life. It is also believed to encourage a courageous and positive state of mind, to promote dynamic leadership, to increase motivation and to help overcome exhaustion and lethargy.
Ruby is believed to give strength in times of conflict and to sharpen the mind, increase awareness and improve concentration. In healing Ruby is beneficial for the heart and the circulatory system. It is also believed to detoxify the body and to stimulate the kidneys, reproductive organs and the spleen.