Our favorite ruby rings, necklaces, and earrings that are worth the investment.
Summer is all about color, but it goes well beyond your ready-to-wear. In fact, the easiest way to mix in some vibrancy to your look—day or night—is with your jewelry.
While whimsical jewelry trends come and go; some more seasonal than others; a colored stone is eternally chic, especially when it comes to the most popular throughout time. Case in point: ruby jewelry.
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One of the most popular gemstones throughout history, it’s been used to represent love, passion, wealth, success, and more. And, while you might not exactly be shopping for the colorful stone for its promises of good fortune, it shines like few other stones do. And, for that little pop of color, you’re going to want to mix some ruby jewelry into your everyday stacks, starting now.
Whether you’re a ring stacker, arm party lover, necklace aficionado, or more, start shopping here with our favorite picks of ruby jewelry to add to your growing collection.
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When you want to wear your hearts on your, well, ears, these are the earrings to shop. Jessica McCormack has crafted a mighty army of heart, pear, and round-shaped charm ruby earrings in a range of precious gems, but few ring truer in a heart shape than red rubies.
For a subtle look, shop a stacking ruby ring like this one from Delfnia Delettrez with a single east-west set ruby and pear-shaped diamonds flanking the center stone.
Known for her gypsy rings, Brent Neale crafts her chunky jewels with stones of all colors and shapes. Instead of going for the traditional equal-sized three-stone gypsy ring, opt for a slightly slimmer heart-shaped ruby ring with diamonds to wear on your pinky.
Keep it simple when it comes to your rubies by opting for an ombré choker, strung with tonal pink and red seed rubies. It’s great to wear thus ruby necklace solo in the summer or even mix in with chunkier yellow gold chains.
Play into the color of a ruby with an enamel setting, like Alison Lou does so well. This pear-shaped ruby ring is set in pale and medium pink, making for the perfect cocktail or everyday ring—no matter how you style it!
Jemma Wynne does a killer two-stone ring, especially with the open design. Pairing a ruby with a bright pink sapphire, this ruby ring is serving up all the rosey posey vibes.
You’ll love Suzanne Kalan for her use of asymmetric stones that, while deliberately placed and shaped, give off that haphazard, DIY look that makes them feel unique in their own ways. These ruby earrings in particular are a great twist on the stud with a little bit more length than a classic cluster.
Make a wish on a ruby with this beaded bracelet that you tie on your wrist in its purest form and, when it falls off, your wish will come true.
The most sustainable way to shop is vintage, so it’s time to start diving into jewelry of all ages. This five-stone diamond and ruby ring is art deco at its finest, circa 1925.
Wrap a strand of rubies around your neck with this tennis necklace made of 6.8 ctw of round-cut stones. It’s a fun and colorful take on the classic bright white diamond strand.
When you want to add a little bit more sparkle to your ear stack without going over the top, choose these ruby earrings. In huggie form they—yes—hug your lobe for that pop of color you so desire.
For a dainty arm party stack, add a ruby by-the-yard that will have your friends doing a double take as the rubies provide little bursts of color without feeling too dressy. Our pick for most interesting ruby bracelet.
When you just want to add that single stud to one of your many holes, make it a slightly sweet look by way of a rosey ruby flower like this one. These ruby earrings can make your casual outfit chic.
Instead of a single stone or a classic uniform bar necklace, opt for something a little more asymmetric like this chain necklace with what looks to be a swoop of graduated rubies and diamonds sprinkled throughout. It’s a great stacker or everyday staple.
When shopping for jewelry, stick to your vibe, be it a preference for the delicate, the chunky, the over-the-top glam…once you know what you like, opt for some more color like ruby stones this season.
When it comes to jewelry, there is certainly a time and a place for the fun-loving enamel, youthful resin, and faux sparkle for a little light-catching action, but there’s nothing quite like the real thing. Though precious gems might cost a little bit more than their faux counterparts, there’s nothing quite like the investment of something classic and real that you can pass on for generations (after you’re finished wearing it yourself, of course!). From gypsy ruby rings to delicate by-the-yard bracelets; huggie earrings and more, we’ve got a selection of ruby jewelry that you need to be shopping right now.
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