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Months in the Calendar

July

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

 

Months in the Calendar - July

The piece below was designed by Princess Beatrice, daughter of Queen Victoria and is from an 1881 publication. 

Picture Month of July
 

Today you can copy this idea using well crafted calligraphy skills or simply use a decorative font from the computer.   Add your own border using wrapping paper, decoupage or other sketching skills.

 

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July

Julius was named in 44 BC after Julius Caesar. Before that, the month was known as Quintilis meaning 5th month in the old Roman calendar.

Astrological Signs

Cancer June 22–July 22.   Leo July 23–August 22

July Birthstone is Ruby

Rubies look magnificent in jewellery settings.  Rubies are important gemstones that are a rich intense clear cherry red. Like sapphires and emeralds, they are further enhanced when surrounded by diamonds. They look especially good in baguette settings which gives them a very stylish appearance.

In the past rubies were thought to control bleeding and wearing them brought good health and a sound heart.  They gave confidence, inspired creativity and wisdom as well as improving self esteem.

Derivation Latin ruber meaning red. 

Birthstones of the Calendar

The name of many calendar months have Latin derivations.  Birthstones were initially linked to the Zodiac, but now are linked to calendar months.  Birthstone jewellery has always been thought to have magical powers within them with such powers passed to the wearer of the gem.  This idea has been revived by new age followers who extol the virtues of natural quartz crystals. They emphasise the importance of good harmony, energy, chi, balance, and healing.  In addition the stones are often very pretty!  Talismanic Jewellery has gained new importance since the millennium.

Individuals often feel special wearing jewellery corresponding to their own birthstones.  Many people develop collections based around a fondness for their own particular birthstone.  Some months of the year have two or three stones as birthstones.  New gems and semi precious stones have become more popular.  Cultures have merged and mixed so much in the past 100 years, that original lists of birthstones popular in any one country have tended to merge so that several stones are often featured in lists.

Page Added 26 November 2005

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