You may associate rubies with Valentine’s Day for its rich red color, but rubies are actually the birthstone for those born in July. Rubies are part of the ‘Big Three,’ (along with emeralds and sapphires) are one of the most valuable gemstones on Earth, commanding one of the highest price-per-carat of any stone, according to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Read on for our best ruby jewelry picks for July, whether it’s for someone’s birthday or simply just because.
Graff necklace with a 17.09-carat Pigeon’s Blood Mozambique ruby, 102.59 carats rubies and 36.19 carats diamonds, price on request, graff.com
Cartier Les Oiseaux Libérés earrings in 18K white gold with 1.19 carats diamonds, rubies, emeralds, gray mother of pearl, $249,000, +1 855 239 2818, cartier.com
Oscar Heyman ruby flower brooch in platinum with 35.65 carats rubies and 4.44 carats diamonds, price on request, oscarheyman.com
Tiffany & Co
Tiffany & Co Cobblestone bangle in platinum with 8.06 carats rubies and 2.38 diamonds, tiffany.com
Vram Chrona Hyperband ring in 18K gold with rubies, price on request, vramjewelry.com
Material Good Shay bangle in 18K gold with 4.8 carats rubies, $5,880, Material Good in New York, +1 212 359 9688, materialgoodny.com
Nouvel Heritage nouvelheritage.comCupid bangle in 18K rose gold with diamonds and rubies, $4,300,
Saboo Fine Jewels
Saboo Royale earrings in 18K white gold with diamonds and rubies, price on request, saboofj.com