For a uniquely personalized gift, try picking a piece that utilizes one’s birthstone. Every month has a birthstone. October has opals, February has amethysts. People born in July are highly fortunate, as they have the regal ruby as their birthstone. This lively red gemstone inspires jewelers worldwide, leading to some fantastic and mesmerizing jewelry. Whether set in a ring or a bracelet, ruby jewelry evokes high-fashion, royalty, and passion. Explore the ruby jewelry pieces our team at Morgan Jewelers have selected as amazing birthstone presents to give this July.
What are Rubies?
The ruby is considered one of the more valuable gemstones, along with diamonds and sapphires. Rubies have been prized for their enchanting appearance for millennia, having been mentioned in the Bible and traded in Ancient China. While its deep red color is legendary, purple and pink varieties also exist.
Its red hue is derived from the addition of chromium to aluminum oxide found under the earth’s surface. While found in nature, some companies grow their own or make similar, but not identical, alternatives. Garnets have a red hue that can look similar to rubies. For an authentic ruby, only purchase them from reputable jewelers.
Be Royal with a Ruby
Fashion rings are an excellent way to show off an exhilarating gemstone. As they can be worn with other rings, there is always a place for a marvelously daring ruby ring. They can be set in white gold, sterling silver, and platinum for a more romantic look. Alternatively, rose and yellow gold can offer a bold and feminine dazzle.
This 14k gold and diamond ruby fashion ring by beloved designer Amden is a genuine show-stopper. With three rubies each surrounded by a diamond halo setting, there are few pieces more spectacular and glamorous than this ring. It comes in rose, yellow, and white gold to ensure that its style suits everyone.
Scarlet Style Necklace
While natural, authentic rubies are peerless in true beauty, there’s nothing wrong with a created ruby. Chemically identical to those found in nature, they provide an affordable alternative. Ruby necklaces are exquisite accentuators for any outfit. They give a fiery flash that propels the wearer to the fashion stratosphere.
Our ruby and diamond sterling silver necklace by our in-house Morgan’s Collections has an elegant aesthetic. The convergence of glamorous red and sophisticated silver is incredible and can complete an otherwise neutral and understated ensemble.
Earrings with Purple Majesty
Throughout history, the color purple has represented royalty. Some Roman kings prohibited the citizenry from wearing this color, as did Queen Elizabeth I. The legendary Persian King Cyrus even wore a purple tunic. This likely owes to the difficulty in obtaining the dye, which involves a laborious process revolving around crushed snails. While purple dyes are easier to find today, the color retains its reputation for luxury.
This pair of passion ruby drop earrings by Le Vian uses the rare passion ruby. Its complex red-purple hue is sure to stun. Le Vian is well-renowned for their usage of distinct materials, including their proprietary gold varieties.
Find Ruby Birthstone Jewelry at Morgan Jewelers
Morgan Jewelers has been providing our communities with unforgettable birthday gifts for generations. With a peerless selection of magnificent jewelry and a trained team of professional jewelers, you are guaranteed to find the perfect present.
To better serve our customers, we offer financing to help everyone procure the jewelry they deserve. We have several showrooms across the Western United States. Visit one near you to witness a realm of wonders.