Ruby is the accepted gemstone for July. Ruby is known as the “Lord of the Gems” because of its rarity and beauty. Derived from the Latin word “ruber”, it simply means red. The highest quality rubies are said to protect their owners from all kinds of misfortune. A fine ruby assured the owner he would live in harmony with his neighbors. It would protect his stature in life, home and land. Its protective powers were intensified when set in jewelry, and worn on the left side. This expertly painted figurine, coupled with a high-quality Swarovski gemstone, make the Gemstones collection a perfect gift for anyone.
The Gemstones collection is a great way to introduce someone to the finely crafted ranges produced by Royal Doulton. Featuring a Swarovski gemstone and crafted in exquisite fine bone china, each figure is beautifully hand-made and hand-decorated, demonstrating excellent craftsmanship and artistry. Many people know which gemstone is associated with his or her month of birth. This is probably due to the folklore associated with these stones. Early civilizations as far back as 1400 BC gave mysterious and magical powers to gemstones, believing that wearing the gemstone would give them luck or protect them..