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A Jewelry Lover’s Guide to Rubies

Jul 2, 2019

by Rachel Mosely

Thanks to their signature pinky-red hue (think the perfect crimson-meets-fuchsia shade of lipstick), rubies add a touch of warmth to any ensemble—making them an especially fitting birthstone for sunny July babes. But with their reputation for inspiring passion and courage, these rose-colored jewels make a fitting choice for anyone, regardless of birth month, who wants to take a walk on the bold side. So why not let them dial up your summer look? We’ve selected five stunning pieces guaranteed to do the trick.

Ruby threader earrings from Artique Boutique
Ruby threader earrings from Artique Boutique, $89

Artique Boutique’s adjustable threader earrings offer a double dose of this month’s featured stone, pairing a generous, medium-tone ruby gem with a deeper ruby nugget—and setting them both off with whisper-thin metal discs for contrast. Available in a 14K gold or sterling silver finish, these distinctive danglers are equal parts elegant and edgy.

Raw stone ruby ring from Dani Barbe
Raw stone ruby ring from Dani Barbe, $94

Striking the right balance between subdued and spectacular is key when getting in on the stacking ring trend. Luckily, Dani Barbe’s raw stone ruby ring makes it look easy. The delicate curve of the gold band adds visual interest to any arrangement while the five ethically sourced stones deliver just the right amount of saturated, yet understated, color. 

Ruby bar necklace from Lolabean
Ruby bar necklace from Lolabean, from $35

Lolabean Jewelry’s delicate bar necklace features an ombré array of petite rubies, ranging from white to dark scarlet. Choose from a gold, rose gold, or sterling silver chain and five popular lengths to create the just-right piece for you. And rest assured that this versatile, layering-friendly beauty is dainty enough for everyday wear—a good thing, since once it’s on, we’re willing to bet you won’t want to take it off.

Ruby and garnet bangle from Embers Gemstone Jewellery
Ruby and garnet bangle from Embers Gemstone Jewellery, $197

A little bit boho and a little bit Old Hollywood, this handcrafted 18K gold bangle from Embers Gemstone Jewellery boasts a total of nine spectrum-spanning stones, including a range of ruby shades and a selection of glimmering garnets—also known as our other favorite red birthstone. It’s a quick way to add an eye-catching edge to any outfit. 

Ruby and diamond ring from Envero Jewelry
Ruby and diamond ring from Envero Jewelry, from $580

Katy Perry may be the latest superstar bride-to-be to sport a radiant ruby engagement ring—but who says you have to be heading down the aisle to wear your fantasy rock? With a gorgeous oval-cut ruby offset by mirrored diamond clusters, Envero Jewelry’s statement band is the stuff of our Art Deco dreams. Even better? Thanks to the ring’s low-profile setting and ruby’s naturally tough exterior (these babies clock in at a nine out of ten on the Mohs scale!), you’ll feel safe and secure sporting this dazzler day in and day out.

Ruby at home

In ceramic, print, or textile form, ruby-colored accents add a warm pop of color to any space. 

Four ruby-colored items for the home: ceramic dessert plates, a wool throw, a pair of linen napkins, and an abstract art print
Clockwise from top left: Ceramic dessert plates from Sarit Ceramics, $50 for 2; wool throw from Blisscraft + Brazen, $471; linen napkins from Banquet Atelier & Workshop, $28 for 2; fine art print from Jorey Hurley, from $48

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Ruby Necklace, July Birthstone, Gold Filled Ruby Necklace, Genuine Rubies, Ombre Ruby, Dainty Necklace
Ruby Necklace, July Birthstone, Gold Filled Ruby Necklace, Genuine Rubies, Ombre Ruby, Dainty Necklace
$35.00 USD
Ruby Threader Earrings - Long Ruby Earrings - July Birthstone - Statement Earrings - Gold Threader Earrings - Gemstone Earrings - LAST PAIR
Ruby Threader Earrings - Long Ruby Earrings - July Birthstone - Statement Earrings - Gold Threader Earrings - Gemstone Earrings - LAST PAIR
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Oval ruby and diamond engagement ring, Genuine ruby alternative engagement ring, unique engagement ring, 14k gold, rose gold, white gold
Oval ruby and diamond engagement ring, Genuine ruby alternative engagement ring, unique engagement ring, 14k gold, rose gold, white gold
$640.00 USD
natural ruby ring | raw ruby ring | july birthstone ring | genuine red ruby ring | july birthstone jewelry | arch ring | wave ring | v ring
natural ruby ring | raw ruby ring | july birthstone ring | genuine red ruby ring | july birthstone jewelry | arch ring | wave ring | v ring
$94.00 USD
Ruby Bangle, Ruby Bracelet, Gemstone Bracelet, Garnet Bracelet, Gemstone Bangle, Boho Bracelet, Gold Gemstone Bangle, Red Gemstone Bangle
Ruby Bangle, Ruby Bracelet, Gemstone Bracelet, Garnet Bracelet, Gemstone Bangle, Boho Bracelet, Gold Gemstone Bangle, Red Gemstone Bangle
$194.38 USD
Ceramic red plates set, SET OF 2, Pottery dessert polka dot plate set, Small ceramic red serving dish, Unique dinnerware, Holiday gift
Ceramic red plates set, SET OF 2, Pottery dessert polka dot plate set, Small ceramic red serving dish, Unique dinnerware, Holiday gift
$50.00 USD
Weaving 001 - Hollyberry Red Wool Shawl Scarf Couch Throw Blanket
Weaving 001 - Hollyberry Red Wool Shawl Scarf Couch Throw Blanket
$472.60 USD
100% Linen Pair of Napkins - Screen Printed Red Hothouse Flowers on Blush Pink Linen
100% Linen Pair of Napkins - Screen Printed Red Hothouse Flowers on Blush Pink Linen
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Fine Art Print. A handful of cherry plums.  June 25, 2012.
Fine Art Print. A handful of cherry plums. June 25, 2012.
$48.00 USD

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