July 39ers Sparkle in the Summer Sun!
Do you know a July 39er who’s a glittery “gem” in your circle of life? Of course, all 39ers are gems! But everyone seems to sparkle a little brighter during their birth month, don’t you think?
We often have fun here with birthstone/gemstone information and gift suggestions … this month’s shiny gems are especially intriguing … there is more to July than Ruby Baby.*
Gemstones play a part in our lives even if we don’t subscribe to the tenets of astrology. A popular gift item over millennia, gems have touched us in many fascinating ways.
Not only do gemstones symbolize our birth month, but identify us even by different centuries, eras, and cultures. Take July’s resplendent ruby …
July’s gemstone via the American Gem Society is established as the royal Ruby, but … “In 1912, in an effort to standardize birthstones, the (American) National Association of Jewelers met in Kansas and officially adopted a list.” (Wiki)
Famed Tiffany & Co. even published poems of an “unknown author" in an 1870 pamphlet, lionizing our birthstones. Their July verse: The glowing ruby shall adorn, | Those who in July are born; | Then they'll be exempt and free | From love's doubts and anxiety. But doesn't the day you were born deserve something sparkly?
According to Wiki’s lengthy background of gemstones, there are also birth “day” stones allocated by day of the week! Saturday, for instance, shares two: turquoise and diamond.
Perusing gems through history has revealed multiple beauties ruling over each month, astrological sign, and even day of the week you were born.