July has the fiery ruby as its birthstone - the King of Gems! The deep red version of a sapphire, the ruby has been one of the most sought after gemstones for centuries. From the British Crown Jewels to Elizabeth Taylor’s spotlight ruby jewelry, this gemstone’s beauty continues to withstand the test of time.
Caring for Rubies
With a hardness on the Mohs scale at a 9, ruby is a great gemstone that can be worn everyday. Rubies are often heat treated to enhance their rich color, and remove silky inclusions. This is normal practice, as it doesn’t affect the gemstone’s stability, or change how it goes through standard wear and tear. Rubies are easy to care for, too, making this gemstone an excellent choice! In between cleanings from your jeweler, warm, soapy water and a soft brush is all you’ll need!
This flower ring with a ruby center is a perfect statement ring! Crafted in two tone 14k gold, the ruby glows deep red from within the warm yellow gold. The outer white gold petals make this ring a beautiful, sculptural piece that you can wear day or night! Whatever the season, your jewelry box will always be in bloom.
For the vintage lovers, this ruby and diamond set is the perfect look! Crafted in 14k yellow gold, the deep red of the ruby looks gorgeous next to the warm tone of the gold. Timelessly beautiful, rubies were once believed to bring youth and vitality. With sparkling diamond accents, it’s hard to say no to these Art Deco inspired styles!
Looking for effortless luxury? These ruby and diamond honeycomb earrings are on-trend and so easy to wear. The short dangle gives these earrings gorgeous movement and flair, while the post back makes them comfortable to wear. Rubies were long thought to be a gemstone of luxury and wealth. In fact, some thought that wearing a ruby would be a sign of good fortune to come, and invite more gemstones into your collection! Why not wear this symbol of elegance to your next event?
Whether ruby is your birthstone, you’re celebrating a 15th or 40th anniversary, or just love the look of this classic gem, a ruby is an investment to cherish!