Ruby the Birthstone of the Summer Season
Summer is followed by the season of Spring, which spans between mid-June and mid-September. The season is also known as the hottest and to be having longer daylight and short nights. For its temperature and the brightness of the Sun, Ruby is considered to be the birthstone of the season, for its redness. Further, the season is also known for the abundant supply of tomato, summer-ripe berries and watermelon, which again compliments to the redness of the season. Rubies come in shades of pink to blood red. It has derived its name from the Latin word ruber, which means red. Just as most of the gemstones and unlike diamonds, the value of a ruby is greater when the shade is darker. Best of the rubies are considered to be pigeon blood red rubies, which has a darker shade of red.Rubies are also considered to be the twin of sapphires as both are from the same mineral species called corundum. They are mainly found in Southeast Asia and Africa and the best of the Rubies are known to come from Myanmar as compared to the ones found in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique and Kenya.
While rubies are recognized to bring lucky charm in China and the Southeast, the west considered rubies to be associated with love and passion. In general, rubies are considered to symbolize power, success, integrity, love, and passion and also worn as an armor to protect one from the evil. Most notably, Rubies are considered to be the King of gems.Ancient Hindus considered rubies to contain magical powers, hence worn by wealthy individuals and royalties who could afford the pricy pigeon blood rubies. Further, ancient kings have reportedly used Rubies in their armory and also used to wear them in their rings and crowns as it would help them make right decisions and in turn, bring them victory in the battlefields. Nowadays, rubies are believed to be worn during making decisions, especially on financial matters. The color red is trusted to bring good luck among the Asians, hence, importing of Rubies to China and other Asian countries could be dated back to 200 BC. Rubies are also laid along with foundation stones of houses as they are believed to bring good luck and charm.Glowing Rubies also symbolizes love and also believed that it enhances sexual arouse and activities.
Rubies have been used as a healing agent in the good old days as it is considered to be one of the remedies used for issues encountered in physical and mental health. There are also reports that rubies are prescribed by medical practitioners back in the day to cure problems associated with the liver. Rubies are also believed to enhance the function of the brain and heart, and also to sharpen the memory.
Autumn, also known as Fall is followed by the summer, which is considered to be the season of harvesting. The season will last during the period between mid-September to mid-December. Autumn falls between Summer and Winter and during this period, the summer heat begins to decline and also the leafs to fall from trees, leading to a colder weather during the latter part. With the abundant food, animals collect food during autumn to be prepared for the upcoming winter and also the animals with fur start to grow them thicker to be ready to combat the anticipated cold weather during winter.