Your own astrological forecast
What do you love most about the summer? Is it the long walks? The smell of freshly cut grass? Swimming in water warmed by the sun? Or the barbecues, perhaps? Whatever it is, we've got one more thing you can add to the list - it's July's evocative birthstone: Ruby.
The birthstone Amethyst is typically found in the steamy jungle interiors of South America. It is commonly a deep violet gemstone that has long been associated with wisdom and sobriety.
Every year the birthdays of November are celebrated with the twin birthstones Topaz and Citrine. Their fiery glint has gained an association with sun-washed romance and southern hemisphere honeymoons spent far away from the blustery clutches of winter. So what’s the difference between these two November stones and why do they share a month?