July’s birthstone

Ruby is the birthstone of July. Since Ruby represents romance and devotion, it is an excellent choice for an engagement ring. It is also the traditional wedding anniversary gift for a couple’s 15th and 40th year, so bear that in mind if a couple you know is coming up to one of these milestones.

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday in July or a friend’s special anniversary, you can find some beautiful rubies at Island Companies’ many locations including The Mansion in Camana Bay, Island Jewellers at The Flagship Store; and Island Jewellers in Island Plaza.

For example, the Island Exotics collection features a wide array of gemstone jewellery, including a stunning 18k white gold ring with a pear shaped ruby surrounded by diamonds. What lady wouldn’t love to receive such a gorgeous gift on her birthday?

Rose gold necklaces with a rubies and gold pendant, matching earrings, ruby and diamond tennis bracelets…you’ll find these and so much more at Island Companies.

Island Companies’ sales team features experts on gems, and every piece you buy comes with a certificate of authenticity so you can buy with confidence in the knowledge that you’re getting the best.

A red sparkly by any other name…
If you’re born in the month of July and just love anything red and sparkly, you may find baubles to satisfy your appetite at the Swarovski Boutique in Island Plaza. Swarovski crystals are world-famous, and known for dazzling on the red carpet at major events.

Swarovski has many pieces that one can wear on a night out, such as earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces in a variety of designs from the subtle to the intricate and extraordinary.

Whether you’re still saving up for that ruby of a lifetime, or keeping your ruby jewellery for only special occasions, Swarovski can offer that look of red fire at a very reasonable price.


Interesting ruby facts

To the ancients, ruby was known as “the king of gems”. To some it was a representation of the sun. To others it represented integrity, devotion, happiness, healing, courage, romance, generosity, inspiration, and prosperity.

In England, it was used for coronation rings and to this day enjoys popularity among royalty. Fergie, the Duchess of York received a ruby engagement ring from Prince Andrew.

The red aura of rubies makes them appear bigger than they really are and are the scarcest of all gemstones, thus commanding extremely high prices. Their average size is also generally less than any other gemstone’s.