Your ruby birthstone is said to offer fortune, beauty, nobility, and love! Order today!
Your coin features a Swarovski® crystal that represents the month’s birthstone, the ruby! And a ruby’s blood-red colour makes it a fitting symbol of love and passion! The traditional birthstone for the hot summer month of July, a ruby is a symbol of zeal and is said to offer fortune, beauty, nobility and love. Ancient cultures also believed it had protective powers that could ward off evil.
The perfect birthday gift for someone born in July! Order today!
SEVENTH COIN IN 12-COIN SERIES! Your coin is the seventh in the monthly series that combines complex engraving, selective colour and a gem-toned crystal for a sparkling celebration of each birth month!
FEATURES A GENUINE SWAROVSKI® CRYSTAL! Each coin features a genuine Swarovski®crystal that represents each month’s birthstone and its colour.
STUNNING COLOUR! Selective colour extends the celebration to the engraved elements emanating from your coin’s centre.
BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED! The mandala’s layered pattern is beautifully engraved in outstanding detail—including the mid-relief lotus that naturally draws your eye!
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 4,000 coins worldwide.
PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver.
Designed by Pandora Young, your coin presents a cross-cultural celebration inspired by the ancient tradition of Indian mehndi. A symmetrical arrangement of highly ornate shapes and symbols form a 12-point radial pattern that reflects the calendar year. A prominent henna motif — the lotus — is among the finely detailed elements that emanate from the centre, where a colourful Swarovski®crystal represents the July birthstone, ruby. A selective application of colour complements the stone, while the playful contrast between soft and vivid tones highlights the layered complexity of the engraved artistry. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Did you know…
The ruby is actually a variety of gems called “corundum,” which are harder than any other natural gemstones—except the diamond.
A ruby’s colour is its most important value, with medium-dark red being highly prized. If a ruby is too light, or has excessive purple or orange tints, it is known instead as a fancy-colour sapphire.
The ruby was the most valuable gem in ancient Southeast Asia, where it is still found today.