Leo Birthstone Characteristics
The birthstone for Leo is the Ruby.
A birthstone is a gemstone that represents a certain month of birth or in this case, a certain zodiac sign. Gemstones are precious or semi precious stones, also called jewels. These are pieces of mineral that are cut and polished in various shapes and are then used in different valuable jewelry or other objects. A gemstone is more valuable as it is harder to find or difficult to prepare.
Beside the aspect, most gemstones are also considered to have a certain influence on the wearer. They can attract a certain type of energy, enhance the personality of the wearer or protect him from negative influences. Some gemstones are also said to be beneficial in health matters.
The Ruby symbolizes faithfulness and romance. It is thought to relax and open the mind of the wearer in social situations therefore helping communication and understanding.
Ruby influence: Ruby is said to help the wearer successfully get through any awkward social contact and even make them appear like the most charming and communicative persons.
Ruby health benefits: This gemstone is said to be beneficial in affections involving blood and lymphatic circulation. It is also thought to cool off emotions.
Ruby facts: Ancient Hindus believed that the deep-red Ruby had an internal that would bring passion to the wearer. There are also many legends from different historic times involving the special properties of the Ruby. Rubies are second strongest gemstone after diamonds and the quality ones are very rare.
Gregorian Birthstone Poem mentioning Ruby:
The glowing ruby shall adorn,
Those who in July are born;
Then they\'ll be exempt and free
From love\'s doubts and anxiety.
Ruby colors: This gemstone comes in all kinds of red shades.
Ruby jewelry: It is recommended to use Ruby for rings, pendants, necklaces and watches.
Other Leo gemstones:
Peridot- symbol of vitality and enthusiasm.
Topaz- symbol of friendship and altruism.