Known as the king of precious stones and admired for its intense red hue, ruby – the birthstone for July – has been highly valued throughout history and makes for the perfect centrepiece to any piece of jewellery. Its timeless rich red hue makes it a particularly versatile gemstone for combining with modern jewellery designs, but equally as striking when incorporated into traditional settings, constituting the perfect gift for mature and young jewellery lovers alike. If you do happen to be lucky enough to share your birthday with the much-loved red stone, you’ll be spoilt for choice when exploring our ever-evolving range of ruby diamond jewellery pieces here at Berry’s Jewellers. Alternatively, if you’re looking for the perfect piece of gemstone jewellery to gift to someone special this July, you’re equally as lucky, since your choice of gift from our range is sure to put a memorable smile on a loved one’s face.
The history of the ruby gemstone
Ruby is a historically significant stone. Associated with attributes such as beauty and wisdom, it is mentioned four times throughout the Bible and has been gifted as a token of love for centuries. Ancient Indians believed that Rubies would enable their wearers to live a long and peaceful life, free from enemies. Warriors would even insert a piece of ruby into their bodies to protect them from attackers since they believed the red stone would make them invincible. Derived from the Latin word “Ruber”, the gemstone’s glowing red hue is associated with a burning flame that can shine through clothing and boil water.
Advantages of ruby gemstone jewellery
The desire for ruby jewellery is today, as great as it ever was, with endless innovative ways to celebrate its beauty and captivating red colour. Whether you share your special day with this birthstone for July or not, you can still enjoy the benefits of wearing ruby jewellery all through the seasons. Its bright red colour is simply breathtaking, associated with love, passion and energy. Whether you already own a large collection of ruby gemstone jewellery or you’re in search of the perfect gift for someone special, ruby earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets are in abundance throughout our collections here at Berry’s Jewellers. Whether incorporated into a traditional 18ct yellow gold setting or a lustrous white gold or platinum setting for a more contemporary styling, the popular red-coloured gemstone is widely loved for its eye-catching, luxurious and romantic beauty. We’ve selected some of our favourite pieces of ruby and diamond jewellery designs from our extensive range of July birthstone creations here at Berry’s Jewellers, but don’t forget, more inspiring ruby jewellery designs can be explored in full here.
The beautiful red ruby gemstone interacts beautifully with the lustre of its 18ct white gold setting in this beautiful pear-cut ruby and diamond pendant. Perfect as a July birthday gift idea, the design balances traditional finishes with modern materials. This ruby gemstone pendant features the captivating red-coloured stone cut into a pear shape and held inside a timeless three claw setting. The ruby is surrounded by a double diamond halo, achieved from many delicate round brilliant-cut diamonds. This ruby and diamond section attaches to a rub-over round brilliant-cut diamond and a striking pear-cut diamond halo design at the top. This exquisite ruby pendant, designed in-house here at Berry’s Jewellers, comes complete with a classic lobster-style clasp and a unique Berry’s engraved tag.
This ruby diamond bracelet, crafted from 18ct white gold is the ultimate way to add a touch of colour to any outfit without going overboard. Whether looking for a piece of ruby jewellery to add to your own collection or in search of a memorable gift, this bracelet playfully mixes oval-cut diamonds in four claw settings with double, vertically mounted round brilliant-cut diamond sections for a decadent finish to any work, smart or elegant evening attire.
The oval-cut ruby featured at the centre in each of these eye-catching earrings is enhanced by the fire and brilliance of the classic diamond. These ruby and diamond halo diamond drop earrings catch the light beautifully as they move. The halo structure, separated from the oval-cut ruby gemstone attaches to a round brilliant-cut diamond-set hoop, which fastens around the back of the earlobe with a post in hook fastening. The rubies in this unique pair of earrings amount to 2,53 carats while the diamonds weigh 0.55 carats.
Ever wondered how rubies would look in a piece of yellow gold jewellery? One of the many benefits of this colourful gemstone is its versatility. It looks stunning whether incorporated into modern white gold or platinum settings or something more traditional. This breath-taking ruby and diamond fancy necklet is crafted from polished 18ct yellow gold and features cascading rubies and diamonds that trail the length of the chest. Each round brilliant-cut diamond ruby is surrounded by a frame of light created by round brilliant-cut diamond diamonds. To add further detail, single round brilliant-cut diamonds are held inside four claw settings and situated down the length of the necklet.
July birthstone jewellery doesn’t come more elegant or luxurious than this platinum three stone ring. Three round brilliant-cut rubies are held inside polished platinum four claw settings and surrounded by a halo of delicate round brilliant-cut diamonds. The three-stone ring, which combines the intense red colour of the classic ruby gemstone with the much-loved diamond, is a truly timeless addition to any growing jewellery collection, constituting a design that can be worn every single day of the week.
Last but not least, these gemstone and diamond stud earrings are so versatile it would be hard to imagine an occasion they couldn’t be worn for. The design features a single ruby held inside a four claw setting and framed by a halo of light. The round brilliant-cut diamonds are shaped inside these 18ct white gold earrings to create a square-shaped design, imparting a sense of contemporary elegance. The white gold earrings have been beautifully crafted to balance the rich red tones of the gemstone and the radiance of each round brilliant-cut diamond. The ruby stud earrings secure with a practical post and butterfly fastening to ensure they stay close to the ears for hour-upon-hour of wear.