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July was originally called Quintilis, as it was once the fifth month in the calendar year. It shifted to seventh when January and February were added to the calendar around 450 B.C.. July is named for Julius Caesar, as it was his birth month. Over the centuries, this month acquired a variety of birthstones. Most of these crystals tend to promote vigor, power, and protection. Here are the six historical birthstones of July:

Ruby

The modern birthstone for July, ruby has been correlated with July since ancient times. It is a precious gem that has long been associated with royalty, earning it the nickname “the stone of nobility”. This is also a talisman of passion, protection, and prosperity. Using ruby can stimulate the base chakra and promote vitality.

Carnelian

Carnelian

Carnelian

 Carnelian is the old Arabic birthstone for July and the modern alternative to ruby in England. This is recognized as a stone of power, courage, and strength. Using it can help increase energy levels.

Onyx

A traditional birthstone for July, onyx is a powerful protective talisman. This stone helps with self-awareness, promoting a sense of empowerment that can restore energy.

Sardonyx

Sardonyx is an ancient Russian birthstone for this month. It is a strong protective stone that raises optimism and confidence by radiating positive energy in your aura.

Sapphire

Sapphire is the Hindu birthstone for July, symbolizing wisdom and spiritual truth. It reminds you that the soul is pure and innocent, helping bring you peace of mind.

Turquoise

Another traditional birthstone, turquoise helps one release their inhibitions. Many cultures believe this stone promotes good luck, bringing abundance into one’s life in all forms.

Birthstones at Crystal Life

We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.

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What are your birthstones? Learn more by visiting our Library page here!


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Hours: M-Sat 10am -5pm, Sun 11am – 5pm

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To comply with social distancing mandates, we must limit guests to 6 at a time inside the store. If we are full we will ask you to sign up on our wait list and wait outside. We are asking that everyone limit their shopping time to 30 minutes so that more people have a chance to get that special stone that they need!

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