July Birthstones

July is the birthday month of ruby and carnelian gemstones. Here at craft HQ, I work with the orange and red hues of carnelian in many of my jewellery and home decor designs. It has a rich translucent quality that loves to be backlit by the sunlight.

The metaphysical qualities associated with this gemstone are:

"Carnelian is a stone relating to warmth, creativity, expression, helping you find strength, find your voice and be motivated in life. It aids stability and steadfastness. In dealing with conflict it helps remove negativity and gives you the courage to deal with people. In the physical body it relates to fertility."

Wishing all July babies a wonderful summer birthday!