Have you ever been drawn to a stone in a beautiful ring or a necklace and wondered why? Gemstones are prized across the world for having their own special properties, like the birthstone of July – the glorious Ruby. Translated from ancient Sanskrit, the gem means “King of precious stones”. The hot, fiery red tones of the mineral, corundum, have long been treasured throughout history, and it’s easy to see why. The chromium inside the ruby is what gives the gemstone a fluorescence from within its centre, thus creating an alluring glow that is admired by all who wear it. Some of the finest ruby deposits were sourced from the Mong Hsu region of Myanmar, where it was discovered that heat treatment improved the colour saturation of the stone. Other places include India, Vietnam, the Middle East, East Africa and Thailand.
A piece of ruby jewellery is a wonderful way to show off its blood red colour, which has long been associated with vitality and success. It is also believed that wearing rubies will heighten awareness, amplify energy and bring luck in wealth and love. Rubies look beautiful set inside a pendant or a pair of diamond earrings. What’s more, their special meaning can also be incorporated into a bespoke engagement ring or a piece of jewellery that shares sentiment and meaning between two people. Those who don’t share their birthday with rubies can still enjoy their beauty in a piece of jewellery – our Aurora collection at Berry’s is bursting with innovative pieces of ruby jewellery for all styles and all tastes. But for those July ladies, nothing has more meaning behind a gift than a precious piece of jewellery beholding the deep red glow of a ruby gemstone at its centre. We’ve selected a few of our favourite pieces to show how adding a touch of ruby to your everyday look can really enhance beauty and elegance.
Berry’s 18ct White Gold Ruby & Diamond Circle Pendant – £2,995
This modern piece of jewellery brings colour and glamour to a smart blouse and skirt combination but can also be worn with a scoop neck top to parade those rubies in all their glory. The rich red rubies are interspersed with sparkling brilliant cut diamonds – adding a sparkling finish to evening attire. Rubies pair well with warmer skin tones, but if you choose the correct colours to match with this ruby and diamond pendant – you can’t go far wrong. White, cream, black and silver coloured clothing all look stunning with ruby jewellery, just like the lustrous 18ct white gold used as the setting for this dramatic ruby and diamond circle pendant.
View The Berry’s Circle Pendant here
Berry’s Platinum Ruby & Diamond Half Eternity Ring – £1,895
Nothing communicates everlasting love and affection for someone, like an eternity ring featuring the lady’s favourite gemstone. Rubies are symbolic of love and passion due to their dramatic deep red tones, but they are also the perfect gemstone for those sharing their birth month of July with this stone. Also celebrate the birth of a precious July baby with this special ring. This half eternity ring is crafted from platinum which offers a fresh and contemporary look to an outfit. Five round rubies are alternated by a double diamond arrangement in between each gemstone to create a beautiful sparkle on the hand.
View the Platinum Ruby & Diamond Ring here
Berry’s Platinum Oval Ruby & Diamond Trilogy Ring – £3,395
Trilogy rings symbolise the past, the present and the future. Whether this ring is to celebrate a relationship, a marriage or a friendship – this ruby and diamond trilogy ring crafted from polished platinum is guaranteed to add all the glamour and sparkle you need to an outfit. It features a large oval ruby centrepiece with a round brilliant cut diamond situated either side of the gemstone. The ring is bold and eye-catching so you can decide whether you want to add further ruby and diamond jewellery to your look, or whether you’d prefer to keep it as a simple statement piece.
View the Berry’s Platinum Ruby & Diamond Ring here
Berry’s 18ct White Gold Ruby & Diamond Four Hearts Pendant – £1,395
One of our most extravagant designs, these four heart shaped motifs feature a mesmerising ruby at their centre, surrounded by a glistening diamond border. It’s eyecatching appearance it looks particularly breath-taking when worn on its own. The 18ct white gold chain is adjustable, allowing you to change the length of the necklace from 40cm to 46cm depending on your outfit. As well as being the perfect gift for a lady who’s birthday just so happens to be in July, it’s also a lovely design to wear this time of year – the hot red tones of the ruby catching the rays of the sun over the summer months.