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July Birthstone- Ruby

Whether you love the Ruby for its deep, dramatic red colour of share your birthday with the month it represents, the precious gemstone is a vibrant and versatile mineral that has long been admired for its captivating beauty and its association with romance and love.

Admired for its glowing red fluorescence, Ruby. the birthstone for July has long been a precious stone loved for its connection to the heart. Ancient cultures have long believed that Ruby represents the life force of the human body since it shares its deep red colour with blood. The stone was first sourced in the Mogok area in Myanmar, which produces the highest quality rubies with light scattering inclusions. Since the late 20th century rubies have also been mined in Vietnam, which produces a deep red to a purplish gemstone. Other sources derive from Mozambique and locations between Cambodia and Thailand.

It appears that life may soon resume to some level of normality, so there’s no better time than now to indulge in a luxurious piece of jewellery from this hand-picked selection of Ruby favourites. These unique designs make for stunning gift ideas for any July birthday this month. There’s a huge and ever-growing range of Ruby jewellery pieces to take your pick from here at Berry’s, but we’ve selected three pieces that you may want to purchase together or separately.

The first is this 18ct white gold pear ruby and diamond drop pendant. The shape of the large rich red ruby stone combines the oval cut with the marquise cut. Sometimes referred to as the “teardrop”, pear-shaped gemstones add a classic charm to almost any outfit choice. This beautiful ruby pendant hangs from a delicate 18ct white gold chain and secures effortlessly to the back of the neck with a refined lobster style clasp. Round brilliant-cut diamonds are set inside a scintillating bale sitting just above the ruby centrepiece. The three claw setting which holds the dramatic red gemstone in place, allows light to penetrate through the sides of the ruby to showcase its vibrant hue.

Shop Berry’s 18ct White Gold Pear Ruby And Diamond Drop Pendant here

Echoing the same design, the second piece we want to showcase is this pair of ruby drop earrings. They make for the perfect duo when combined with the matching pendant design but also look great when worn on their own. The gemstone drop earrings feature a smaller pear-shaped ruby hanging from a diamond bale incorporating four round brilliant cut diamonds. Again, the ruby stone is mounted inside a timeless three claw setting to allow for maximum colour and brilliance. The earrings secure with a post and butterfly fastening crafted from lustrous 18ct white gold.

Shop Berry’s 18ct White Gold Pear Ruby And Diamond Drop Earrings here

Lastly, this stunning ruby and diamond crossover ring is sure to get you noticed no matter what the occasion. The design boasts examples of meticulous craftsmanship. Developed from platinum, the ring features a pear-cut diamond situated underneath a pear cut ruby gemstone. The band which spirals around the finger creates an overlapping design. Both the pear-shaped diamond and ruby are bordered in stunning round brilliant cut diamonds that create a halo of light around the centre stone. Platinum gemstone jewellery pieces are a contemporary and elegant alternative to other precious metals. The metal shines with a white lustre, creating a clean and modern look against the skin.

Shop the Berry’s Platinum Pear Shape Diamond And Ruby Cross Over Fancy Ring here

Pop into one of our boutiques today to take a look at our stunning ruby jewellery collection at Berry’s.  You can also enquire online or speak to a member of our team over the phone to ensure you find that perfect gift just in time for a special July birthday treat.