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Individually handmade, our collections of unusual rings are designed for both everyday wear and special occasions. With a wide selection of rings to choose from, its easy to find the perfect ring to suit your style.

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Ruby July Birthstone Jewellery

Rebecca Smith
Ruby July Birthstone Jewellery

We design a wide range of ruby July birthstone jewellery, everything from understated ear studs to bold cluster rings. Ruby is one our favourite coloured stones to work with. It is a variety of the mineral corundum, the same mineral family as sapphire, and gains its colour from the presence of the element chromium. Long considered a stone of kings, ruby has been prized since antiquity for its vibrant colour, and is said to symbolise nobility, passion, and personal power/energy. As well as being the July birthstone it is also given on the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries, and is a popular choice for engagement rings and Valentine’s Day jewellery.

All of our ruby rings are designed and handmade in our on-site workshop. We work to order in rose, yellow, or white gold and platinum. Rubies pair particularly well with diamonds and 18ct yellow gold. Here are a few of our favourite designs…

Ruby July Birthstone Jewellery Ruby double cluster ring Ruby Diamond Gold bubbles Cluster ring ruby diamond baguette eternity ring diamond and ruby scatter ring

Prices of rubies are primarily determined by colour. They range from pink to dark red, the brightest and most valuable red called ‘pigeon blood’. We have an excellent supplier of top quality rubies from Thailand and Burma for bright and deep red rubies to be mounted in fine jewellery and a FairTrade mine in Tanzania for slightly cheaper pinker gems. The mine has also been able to supply us with some natural ruby crystals and some uncut ruby shapes that look fabulous combined with our gold and silver “nugget” beads.

gold ruby teardrop earrings Gold ruby teardrop pendant

These gold ruby pear shaped earstuds and pendant were made for a ruby wedding anniversary. The AAA quality rubies measuring 5x4mm can be set in handmade in 9ct or 18ct yellow, rose or white gold or platinum with post and scroll fittings.

Ruby July Birthstone Jewellery

Alternative Ruby July Birthstone Jewellery – Ruby Zoisite

Ruby Zoisite is a naturally occurring composite gemstone comprised of both ruby and zoisite crystals in a single stone. It can vary in colour and pattern depending on the particular composition of the individual specimen. Zoisite has an earthy emerald green colour, contrasted by the pink and red highlights of the ruby. Ruby-zoisite is also heavily included with black hornblende minerals. Ruby-zoisite is currently only found in Tanzania. Although ruby-zoisite is not fine ruby, it is one of the most colourful ornamental gemstones available.

Ruby July Birthstone Jewellery ruby zosite bracelet 8mm ruby zoisite earstuds

For more ruby jewellery ideas check out our ruby jewellery gallery:

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