What do you love most about the summer? Is it the long walks? The smell of freshly cut grass? Swimming in water warmed by the sun? Or the barbecues, perhaps? Whatever it is, we’ve got one more thing you can add to the list – it’s July’s evocative birthstone: Ruby.
There aren’t many gemstones that have captured the public imagination quite like Ruby. I guess there are even fewer that are as universally loved. It probably has something to do with the fact it’s the undisputed ‘Gem of Love’, a stone that evokes passion with its lucid red effusion and rose-red body colour. How lucky are we that something so beautiful can be plucked and shaped using material embedded in the earth beneath our feet? Pretty lucky, is our answer, although not quite so lucky as those who were born in July and get to embrace this luscious wonder as their birthstone. To celebrate those individuals, and all the other fans of Ruby out there, we thought we’d share some of our favourite Ruby creations from this past year:
Make a statement with this Ruby Floral Wide Cuff Bracelet, reminiscent of a laurel wreath.
A stunning white gold High Jewellery Ring with a Cabochon Ruby centrepiece accentuated by elegant pavé Diamonds.
A fascinating Ruby Bangle Watch from Van Cleef & Arpels.
There you have it – those are three of our favourite Ruby pieces from this past year. Each one is unique, impossible to ignore and beautiful in its own way. Please let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. We want to know which one you’d wear and why?