July’s birthstone is the ruby. Rubies have a long-lasting world history and a reputation for being highly valued. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, the word “ruby” is “ratnaraj,” which means, “king of precious stones,” and the gem was one of the most prized gems of European royalty.
Rubies are still greatly valued and admired today. They are associated with romance and are the gem of the 15th and 40th anniversaries.
One of the most famous ruby items is the pair of ruby red slippers created by Harry Winston for the 50th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz. These famous shoes are set with 4,600 rubies.
Another famous piece of ruby jewelry is the Richard Burton ruby ring. This 8.24 carat ruby and diamond ring was a gift from Richard Burton given to Elizabeth Taylor in 1968. It sold for $4.2 million in 2011.
If you’re looking for jewelry that shows off this precious red gem, our store offers plenty of gorgeous items perfect for this month of the July birthstone.
This gorgeous diamond and ruby necklace showcases 7 stunning rubies.
Set in 18k yellow gold, this diamond and ruby ring has 14 ascher cut rubies and 36 diamonds totaling 0.50cts.
The ruby is a gem stone with such a rich history. It is a gem that has retained its high value in the world over time. Its magnificent red colors make it hard to deny the beauty people have continued to treasure throughout time. Whether it be someone’s birthday, a 15th or 40th anniversary, or a romantic gift, our store can help you find the perfect ruby gift for any occasion.
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