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July Birthstones: Rubies

Rubies

Amáli One of a Kind Ruby Drop Earrings

July’s birthstone, the ruby, is a gem that radiates with unparalleled brilliance and fiery allure. Renowned for its deep red hue, the ruby has been cherished throughout history, symbolizing passion, protection, and prosperity. These precious stones are sourced from a number of places around the world including Mozambique, Myanmar, Madagascar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Kenya and Afghanistan- each region imparting its unique characteristics to the stones. The journey of rubies from the heart of the earth to the delicate jewelry pieces we wear is a testament to nature’s artistry and human craftsmanship.

Amáli Rose Cut Ruby Cocktail Ring


Historically, rubies have held a significant place in various cultures. In ancient India, rubies were referred to as the “king of precious stones” for their rarity and incomparable beauty. They were often embedded in armor, weapons, and jewelry, believed to protect warriors in battle and bestow courage upon the wearer. European royalty also adored rubies, frequently incorporating them into their crowns and regalia as symbols of power and opulence. The mystique surrounding rubies has only grown with time, making them a timeless favorite for those seeking to add a touch of regality and romance to their adornments.

A portrait of King Henry VIII by Holbein, shown in a selection of his elaborate jewels and clothing.(Source: The Natural Ruby Company)


Wearing ruby jewelry is more than just a fashion statement; it’s a connection to centuries of tradition and spiritual significance. Rubies are said to bring vitality and strength to those who wear them, enhancing energy and concentration. They are often associated with the root chakra, believed to ground the wearer and provide a sense of stability and confidence. Whether set in a striking ring, an elegant necklace, or a pair of dazzling earrings, rubies add a rich, warm glow to any ensemble. Perfect for both day and night, ruby jewelry can effortlessly transition from a casual brunch to an elegant evening affair, making it a versatile addition to any jewelry collection. Embrace the passion and power of rubies this July and let their vibrant energy illuminate your style.

 

Nada Ghazal Ruby Urban Big Color Ring; Jamie Joseph African Ruby Ring

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