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The Meaning of Ruby Jewellery

02 July 2021
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It's undeniable that there is something quite mystical about ruby jewellery, whether it's the connection to royalty or their healing properties.

It's undeniable that there is something quite mystical about ruby jewellery, whether it's their connection to royalty, ancient religious times or their healing properties. Here, you will find everything you need to know about the July birthstone including the perfect gift and engagement ring ideas.

 

  

Meaning of Ruby Stone

The meaning of ruby gemstones is special and has been symbolic throughout time as a sign of nobility, passion, and purity. The deep, red jewel shares one thing with the past and that is the place it holds in people's hearts all around the world, regardless of culture.


Ruby has long been seen as a symbol of romantic love said to inspire devotion and alight sensuality. This was referred to as a “dearly loved stone” by french jewellers in the 1800’s.

 

 

The Spiritual Meaning of Ruby Stone

Spiritually, a ruby stone is known to bring happiness and passion into the lives of the wearer while warding off negative entities. The stone is also believed to promote spiritual vitality and improve overall well being. Another reason why Ruby makes a great gift aside from its fiery, bright shade of red.

 

 

Ruby Origin

Rubies found their way to become one of the most highly valued gemstones after coming from across the globe, originating from Burma, India, Afghanistan and Australia. More recently however, rubies have been found in parts of Europe, South America and North America.

 

 

Ruby History 

Historically, rubies are regarded as one of the most important, rare “fancy” gemstones worn by royalty and were thought to provide love, peace, courage and wisdom to wearers. Coloured ruby stones even have mention in the Bible and were known amongst ancient Hindus as the “the king of precious stones” which would be offered to the god Krishna to be granted rebirth as emperors. 

 

 

Ruby Engagement Rings

Rubies are a popular choice amongst brides that are used to create ruby engagement rings for their striking red hue. So popular in fact that they are the second most popular choice of gemstone amongst engagement rings.


The most favoured shape among the ruby engagement rings are round or oval rubies in halo settings for their antique charm and ability to bring the best ruby qualities to light. Emerald cut ruby engagement rings are another favourite, offering a vintage touch. They are often coupled with a yellow gold band for the beautiful contrast in their tones but look just as stunning placed in a white gold, rose gold or platinum setting. 

 

 

Ruby Engagement Ring Meaning 

Just as the stone suggests, ruby engagement rings symbolise passion, peace, love and devotion, all said with their gorgeous red hue. It is thought that this will help to keep a marriage strong as legends tell the story of how the gemstones were forged from hardened fire which is able to set hearts alight.

 

 

July Birthstone Gift Ideas

If you’re in search of a gift for your truly beloved or a loved one with a birthday in July, Diamond Heaven has a broad range to help you find just that. From July birthstone necklaces to earrings, there is plenty of July birthstone jewellery for you to pick from.


When buying any Ruby jewellery we suggest choosing from cuts which are round, pear or princess as they enhance the amount of light reflected to produce a better sparkle. If you’re looking for a bigger ruby for your budget, we recommend going for cuts with larger facets such as old cushion cuts or emerald cuts as they give the illusion of a bigger stone. To really show off your July birthstone jewellery you can also opt for pieces that sit next to colourless diamonds to create contrast, allowing your ruby to appear more vibrant as achieved by these july birthstone earrings and this halo ruby ring seen below. 


If you would like some help in finding July birthstone rings or your ideal ruby engagement ring, arrange a free consultation with a member of our expert team.