Harness the Fiery Magic of July Birthstones: Explore the Allure and Empowerment of Rubies and Carnelians!

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As women, many of us appreciate the beauty and metaphysical properties that come from zodiac gemstones.

Especially this time of year, when the sun shines brightly and summer unfolds with bounty and life. No wonder July holds a special place in the hearts of those born during this enchanted month! With the zodiac signs of Cancer and Leo gracing July, it's the perfect time to celebrate with gemstone jewelry that reflects the energy and charm of these astrological influences.

So, Design by Athena invites you to dive into the captivating world of zodiac gemstones. Together, let’s explore 5 options for July birthdays:

  • Ruby
  • Sapphire
  • Onyx
  • Sardonyx
  • Carnelian

July Birthstone Selection Guide

Ruby: The Fiery Gem of Passion and Vitality

Radiating a rich red hue, rubies symbolize love, passion, and vitality. This captivating gemstone is often associated with courage and success. It has been cherished throughout history for its beauty and is believed to possess protective properties, too. In fact, in the ancient Sanskrit language ruby is called “ratnaraj,” which means “king of precious stones.”

Adorned with a ruby, the wearer is said to experience heightened energy, passion, and a zest for life!

A memorable birthday gift for those born under a Cancer sun.


Sapphire: The Gemstone of Wisdom and Prosperity

Next is sapphire.

Known for its mesmerizing blue shades, sapphire represents wisdom, truth, and prosperity. It has been cherished by royalty and beloved by jewelry enthusiasts for centuries. The sapphire's traditional blue color is reminiscent of the vast ocean and endless possibilities. Cancers are known for being emotionally vulnerable, yet sapphire talismans bring serenity, clarity, and inner peace.



Onyx: The Mystical Stone of Strength and Grounding

Is your sun sign in Leo?

Hooray – onyx is the stone for you!

With its sleek black elegance, onyx is a gemstone that exudes strength, protection, and grounding energy. It absorbs negativity and provide stability during times of stress (which, let’s face it…we all go through periodically). But moreover, Onyx is an excellent choice for the bold Leo seeking to enhance her focus, self-control, and determination.

Design by Athena knows its sleek black appearance also adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit.



Sardonyx: The Harmonious Stone of Friendship and Courage

Fourth on our list is a very old Russian July birthstone: sardonyx.

A Leo woman is fearless. Driven by ambition, protective of her loved ones, and big-hearted, those born between July 23 - August 22 will appreciate this gemstone. Combining the warm shades of red and brown, sardonyx embodies the qualities of friendship, courage, and harmony. It is often associated with strong bonds and enduring relationships – just like the lioness inside every Leo.

Its unique banded patterns make each piece a truly distinct work of art.


Carnelian: The Energizing Stone of Creativity and Motivation

Finally, we have carnelian.

With vibrant orange and red hues, carnelian is a gemstone that ignites the flame of creativity, motivation, and passion of a Leo. It is believed to stimulate career drive, encouraging the wearer to chase her dreams.

Physically, healers recommend carnelian for women with menstrual cramps, back pain, hormone imbalance, or who are trying to conceive.

Other Wonderful July Birthday Options

Hopefully, one of these lovely little gemstones have caught your Cancer or Leo eye…

However, there are plenty of additional options to mix and match your jewelry box.


  • Emerald
  • Pearl
  • Moonstone


  • Diamond
  • Tourmaline

Final Thoughts

July birthdays are blessed with a delightful array of gemstones that reflect the charm and energy of both Cancer and Leo zodiac signs. Whether it's the fiery passion of a ruby, the wisdom of a sapphire, the strength of onyx, the harmony of sardonyx, or the creativity of carnelian, each gemstone holds its own unique allure and significance.

Here at Design by Athena, we believe in the elegance and timelessness of handcrafted fine jewelry.

Visit us to find a one-of-a-kind piece that resonates with your heart and soul!


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