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Ruby Gemstone Jewellery Collection Highlights

Birthstone Jewellery

Ruby is considered the birthstone for the month of July, and it’s easily recognised – and highly sought-after – by its deep red colours. A variety of the mineral corundum, ruby is often associated with passion, love and beauty, and it’s even described as “king of precious stones” in ancient Sanskrit.

Alongside sapphires, emeralds, diamonds and amethysts, rubies are cardinal gems too, which means they’re thought of as some of the most precious stones in the world.

We stock several ruby jewellery pieces at Banks Lyon, so take a look at this selection and get in touch with us if you’re interested in any piece in particular – or simply want to learn more about our ruby jewellery.

About the Ruby

‘Ruby’ is a word that derives from the Latin rubeous, for ‘red’. These stones have a long, rich history, having been mentioned in the Bible and worn by royalty and celebrities over the years too. Rubies are incredibly durable, as they have a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs scale of hardness, so they can be worn virtually everywhere and on any occasion.

People have mined these gems for more than 2,500 years, and records indicate that they were traded on the North Silk Road around 200 BC. This doesn’t come as a surprise, considering the many features and properties of ruby.

Apart from its hardness, its colour makes it a highly desirable stone; hues range from pinkish to ‘pigeon blood’, the rarest and most expensive of colours. You can also get ruby jewellery in many different cuts, carats and clarity grades, so you’re sure to find the perfect piece for you.

Rubies are sourced from all over the world, including Burma, Myanmar, Thailand, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Russia, Australia, Norway and USA. The colours of the gemstones depend on where they’re found, though you can also improve them through heat treatment, something that has become common practice nowadays.

Rubies are also one of the most romantic gems, so they can make a wonderful gift to that special person in your life. On top of this, they add a classic and elegant touch to any jewellery piece, creating a timeless look that will never go out of style.

Ruby Jewellery at Banks Lyon

The following highlights are just some of the pieces we offer at Banks Lyon, so browse our website to see our entire collection of ruby jewellery or speak to us for more information about this wonderful gemstone.

18ct White Gold 0.66ct Ruby and Diamond Flower Ring

While rubies can be some of the most expensive stones in the world, ruby jewellery can also be affordable. A great example is this ruby and diamond flower ring, a delicate design perfect for the modern woman who wants to make a statement.

The cluster of rubies in this stunning ring are cut in a pear shape and total 0.66 carats. At the centre of the flower is a 0.02-carat brilliant cut diamond and, to tie everything together, 18ct white gold thatbeautifully matches the red of the ruby and the sparkle of the diamond.

The 18ct White Gold 0.66ct Ruby and Diamond Flower Ring can be yours for £875 or from £13.13 per month at 0% finance.

18ct White Gold and Yellow Gold Ruby and Diamond Cluster Earrings

If you love stud earrings with a classic design, then this piece is a fantastic choice. The earrings have a central oval ruby that total 1.19 carats and are framed by a halo of brilliant cut diamonds of the highest quality, which total 0.4 carats.

Whether you’re looking for elegant earrings to wear on an evening out or want a gift for a loved one, you can rest assured that this piece looks great no matter what. It’s set in an 18ct white gold, claw set mount, so they’re secured and designed to stay in place for a very long time

The original price of these 18ct White Gold and Yellow Gold Ruby and Diamond Cluster Earrings was £1,795 but they’re now available for £1,435 – contact us if you’re interested in this gorgeous pair of ruby earrings!

18ct White Gold 0.45ct Ruby and Diamond Cluster Pendant

The white gold, the diamonds and the ruby contrast beautifully to create a piece that is sophisticated and bold – not to mention the perfect sparkling accessory to any event, be it a cocktail party or a wedding ceremony.

The pop of colour from the 0.45-carat ruby (set in a four-claw mount) will easily draw the eye to the piece, just as the rows of both small and large diamonds will play with the light and shimmer as you move.

You also get an 18ct white gold chain to keep your pendant secure and which perfectly complements your piece.

This 18ct White Gold 0.45ct Ruby and Diamond Cluster Pendant is available for £2,140 or from £32.10 per month at 0% finance.

Andrew Geoghegan “Chapiteau Ruby” Ring

We’re also official stockists for Andrew Geoghegan, so you can find the brand’s stunning designs at our Lancaster and Kendal stores. What’s more, if you’d like a piece completely tailor-made for you, Andrew Geoghegan provides a bespoke service that ensures a one-of-a-kind gift no one else has. Simply talk to Banks Lyon about this and we’ll be happy to help.

This 18ct rose gold ring comes with a round brilliant ruby surrounded by diamonds, set in a hexagonal shape that offers a unique take on jewellery. Bold, yet romantic and feminine, this ring is also a more subtle interpretation of Andrew Geoghegan’s Chapiteau de Paraiba.

This is the perfect piece for an engagement, especially as you can also get the matching wedding ring, available with a fully or half diamond-set band or as a plain band instead.

The Andrew Geoghegan “Chapiteau Ruby” Ring can be purchased for £2,732 or from £40.99 per month at 0% finance.

When you choose luxury jewellery from Banks Lyon, we provide free cleaning and polishing forever, so that your pieces can always look their best. Also, not only do we stock ruby jewellery, but other birthstone jewellery as well, so check out our vast selection of luxury pieces to see what Banks Lyon has to offer.