July babies are fortunate to have the vibrant and captivating ruby as their birthstone. With its fiery red hue and rich symbolism, rubies have been cherished throughout history as a symbol of passion, love, and vitality.
It's shocking to think that the Cullinan diamond, a major piece of geological and British history, almost remained buried. Estimated to be worth billions of dollars in total, the original uncut stone was over 3,106 carats and weighed 1.369 pounds. That's a lot of sparkle!
Known as the Star of Africa, this amazing stone almost went undiscovered. In January of 1905, Captain Frederick Wells, the Premier Mine superintendent, was making his regular rounds when he saw what he thought was a glass shard.
When we think of January, we think of the new year. We think of the year ahead, and we think of all the hopes we have for it. As many may know, January's traditional birthstone is garrnet, but 2019 feels like it is truly going to be a year of new beginnings!
This January, jade green is your color.