Leo Birthstone Characteristics
The birthstone for Leo is the Ruby. The gemstone that belongs to each zodiac sign is said to have a particular influnce on the wearer and focus energies that are beneficial to that person, whilst keeping away bad influences.
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.
It enhances the imagination and empathy of Leo and some may say that it makes these natives be better lovers, and a lot more faithful. On the other hand, it also tones down their dreaminess and their stubborness.
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 force 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 the 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.