Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July Birthstone - Ruby

As shop owners we all need to prepare for each special event of the year... birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc... So the Promotional Frenzy blog is going to help you with that!

We will be focusing on Birthdays - Each  month is represented by a different gemstone.  We typically call them our birthstones.  You will find birthstones in almost anything - Daughter's Pride rings, Family rings, pendants, on collectable figurines and many more items.

We will be highlighting each month with a short write up and some samples from different Promotional Frenzy member's Etsy Stores and a few guest shops!

Starting with July whose gemstone is Ruby.   The ruby is a lovely red gemstone and has been a favorite since ancient times. The ruby is said to be a gem of passion and promotes balance in love and all spiritual undertakings. The ruby has also been said to promote health and courage.

 The gemstone ruby is a variety of the mineral corundum. Ruby is actually rare and one of the most precious and valuable gemstones. Rubies are the second hardest gemstone, after diamonds. Ruby is said to represent the sun.

Here are a few beautiful Ruby items: 

Galla15 has this gorgeous pendant:
Ruby Swarovski pendant
PaganCellarJewelry has a vintage ring:
Vintage Ruby Sapphire gold tone ring

CrochetedbyCharlene has a non traditional gift.. A bear:
Ruby Red Teddy Bear

DesignsStainedGlass also has a non traditional gift .. sun catcher:
July Birthstone stained glass sun catcher
DayStarJewelry has gorgeous earrings:
Heart Earrings Vintage Ruby


These are just a very few of the items that are available on Etsy for July and in Ruby red!

Stay tuned each month for the next gem!  We would love to feature an item of yours if you have something for August.

This article was contributed by team member Mona   from her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewinggranny .   Make sure to connect with her on  TwitterPinterest, and at her blog Mona's Handcrafted Gifts & Quilts.


  1. Great article, Mona ... I really enjoyed the read!

  2. Thanks for the inforative post! Love all the reditems!

  3. I love rubies! Too bad they're generally too expensive for me :) Oh well, someday!

  4. Beautiful items & lots of great information that I never knew :)

  5. Amazing feature. Some lovely finds in here, thank you for including me in some of these finds :)))

  6. Thanks all... I enjoyed writing this article and finding gorgeous items to highlight it.

  7. Great feature. Thank you for including my birthstone angel among all these lovely items.

  8. Lovely Article and some interesting facts about Rubies

  9. I love the rubies and the reds!! so pretty!!

  10. My favorite color! So many pretty reds! Thanks for featuring my bear!

  11. Love ruby and I love all the items here. Ruby is my brothers birthstone :)

  12. Ruby is one of my favorite stones! *Ü*

  13. Like the post and LOVE the teddy bear!

  14. Unique Cozy Treasures -Thank you for sharing the info on the Ruby. This is a good idea featuring birthstones.

  15. I always love reading about the different gemstones. And it gets me all excited as I just released the birthstone Parker's in my store this month!

  16. Love Rubies !! I had heard they symbolize everlasting Love , but there is so much more info in the post !! great job :)

  17. Great post!! very informative.
    Thank you very much for such a lovely and informative post.

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