July's Ruby Birthstone
Updated: Jan 22
A classic deep red in colour, July's birthstone is the precious stone Ruby.
Ruby is seen as a traditional cardinal gem stone (along with diamond, emerald, sapphire and amethyst). The brightest and most valuable shade of ruby is called blood-red or pigeon blood, however rubies can range from this deep red to a lighter shade of pink, not be confused with a garnet! Rubies are held in high esteem in Asian countries and indian cultures view rubies as 'The Gemstone of the Sun'.
If you're looking for ideas for a July birthday, we're here to help. From silver CZ and ruby studs under £100.00, to new pendants and earring sets and second hand ruby and diamond rings — we've got unique pieces that would make gorgeous gifts, not just for a July birthday but for ruby lovers all year round.
Above is one of our new ruby pendants, a statement piece with nine rubies interwoven with claw set diamonds with a larger diamond to the top of the pendant, as well as a white gold bale lined with smaller claw set diamonds. This stunning piece is suspended on an 18" white gold belcher chain. The gorgeous raspberry coloured rubies set in this pendant make for a twist on an traditional piece, still keeping traditional colour in the stones with a more modern shaped pendant. You can view this pendant over on our new ruby page (https://www.twwillcox.co.uk/ruby?pgid=k55fwkbq-75c78327-63ec-4660-a9f6-6b7424170cf8) or for more information on this piece, please don't hesitate to contact us.
If a ring is more suited to you, we have a large range of ruby and diamond rings to choose from in many different styles. While yellow gold with a ruby is a more of a traditional look, white gold is also a popular choice for a more modern piece. Pictured above is a small selection of new ruby and ruby and diamond rings. Two of the rings in the above photo are great everyday rings, fabulous gifts for a birthday, collet set being great for everyday wear as no catching of claws. The larger ring is set with a white gold head on a yellow gold shank, marquise shaped rubies with a diamond surround, a more fancy, unique setting for a big birthday or anniversary.
You can find our new ruby rings on https://www.twwillcox.co.uk/ruby, or if you need anymore information on these pieces please contact us.
For a dainty gift, ruby and CZ studs set in silver would be perfect. The rubies in these earrings are a lighter red, almost pink in colour in the light. A real modern looking piece of jewellery that would look great dressed up or down. A matching pendant is also available in the same design if a set is what you are looking for. These new studs are on display in our window, so please feel free to have a browse if your passing, or pop in and we'd be happy to help you.
In our second hand window, you can always count on finding something unique. With our second hand pieces, no two pieces are ever the same meaning when its gone, its gone! But you can also be sure that its unlikely you'll ever be wearing a piece someone else has. In our second hand ruby section, we have a fabulous range of gorgeous rings, both modern style and vintage style rings in yellow and white gold, often paired with diamonds. As well as rings we have earrings and pendants. Pictured above is one of our second hand ruby pendants currently on display in our window (https://www.twwillcox.co.uk/ruby-1?pgid=k56wumak-df3a25e9-111f-455b-83a7-6d76dd3d416f). At £175.00, this pendant is a stunning but affordable piece. This delicate necklace is set with a pear shaped mid-red ruby, held in with three claws, complete with two diamonds set in a 'leaf' style shape to the top of the stone. This pendant is suspended on a twisted rope chain in 9ct yellow gold, adding to its traditional design. You're always likely to find something unlike anything else in our second hand window, with pieces being added regularly.
If you see anything above that has caught your attention or If you think any of our pieces would suit a loved one for a birthday, anniversary or any occasion — please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to answer any questions you have. Similarly, If you don't see anything above or listed in our ruby section, we would be happy to help you to try and source something that you may have in mind.
Our website is updated regularly with both new and second hand pieces so please do keep checking back. Don't forget, you can Like our Facebook page for updates on new pieces and pieces that are going into our window during the week.
We hope to see you soon for all of your July birthday needs!