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January Birthstone Jewelry

About January Birthstone Jewelry

Although we tend to think of January birthstone jewelry as red in color, garnets actually occur in shades of green, orange, yellow, and blue. This gemstone, which symbolizes peace, prosperity, and good health, has a long history. Red garnet necklaces adorned ancient Egyptian pharaohs and were entombed with them for the afterlife. Signet rings made from garnets were used by ancient Romans to seal important documents. This gem was favored by clergy and nobility in the Middle Ages. Jewelry from Bohemia, which featured clusters of tiny red garnets, was popular in the Victorian era.

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  • Aurora borealis rhinestone brooch w/ruby bead flowers
    Brooch back
    USD$495.00

    Ruby & Diamanté Brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    This aurora borealis rhinestone brooch features a trio of flowers. Clusters of ruby-glass beads form the centers that sit atop the rhinestone petals. In person, this piece looks like a display of fireworks – the iridescence of the navettes is hard to capture in photos. The setting of this 1950s Elsa Schiaparelli jewel is silver-tone metal with a roll-over safety clasp. Even the back of the brooch is textured! With this statement piece, all you need to complete your jewelry accessories is a pair of faux or real diamond stud earrings. If black and white is more to your taste, scroll down to see the same design in that color combination.
    USD$495.00
    USD$495.00
  • 1920s pendant necklace with rectangular, ruby-glass stones
    Ruby Art Deco pendant
    USD$175.00

    Ruby 1920s Pendant Necklace with Chicklets

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    This delicate 1920s pendant necklace is another variation of the chicklet-style so popular in the Art Deco era. This piece has a beautifully-faceted, rectangular ruby-glass stone suspended from a smaller, oblong-shaped stone along with three chicklets on each side of the chain closest to the center drop. The metal is silver-tone and unmarked. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. I don’t usually like pendants, but this one is special! It’s perfect for a v-neckline.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Ruby red and crystal necklace
    Another view of ruby bead & crystal necklace
    USD$275.00

    Ruby Bead & Crystal Necklace

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    This ruby red and crystal necklace has single and clusters of blown-ruby-glass beads separated by crystal disks. Made in the 1920s-1930s, this lovely and versatile piece closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. At 18 inches, this necklace is longer than most of its contemporaries.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Pinwheel brooch of ruby-glass beads & diamante
    Close-up view of brooch front
    USD$295.00

    Ruby Bead & Rondelle Pinwheel Brooch

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    This pinwheel brooch has ruby-glass beads wired in a spiral and adorned with channels of diamantés. A large ruby-glass bead sits on top. Frank Hess designed a nearly identical dress clip for Miriam Haskell circa 1940, but his had diamantés only on the front. This brooch has them on both sides. The trombone clasp tells me this piece was made in Europe. The beads and filigree back make me think it's from France. Real or faux diamond ear studs are the perfect accompaniment for this charming and unusual jewel.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    Emerald & ruby bead bracelet with leaves
    View of bracelet showing dangles
    USD$195.00

    Ruby Bead, Emerald Leaf & Brass Dangling Bracelet

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    This emerald and ruby bead bracelet has glass beads intertwined with green-pressed-glass leaves, all dangling from a brass-link chain. It closes with an old-style spring-ring clasp. The design reminds me of a popular Art Deco motif – bunches of grapes. This 1920s bracelet is probably European in origin. A fun piece!
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage ruby drop earrings in Art Deco design
    Front view of earrings
    USD$275.00

    Ruby Drop Earrings

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    These vintage ruby drop earrings from the 1920s have faceted, three-dimensional, ruby-glass triangles dangling from double chains. At the top is a matching square-cut stone. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Ruby Art Deco pendant earrings are a jewelry wardrobe essential!
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Vintage red glass bead necklace with rondelles
    Deep-red melon-bead long necklace
    USD$595.00

    Ruby Glass Bead Necklace with Rondelles

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    This vintage red glass bead necklace with rondelles is probably from France. The uniformly-sized beads were molded in the shape of melons, a popular style in the 1920s-1930s. Wear this piece as a single long strand of 33 inches, or double it with a necklace shortener or ribbon tied at the back. Either way, you’ll love the deep-red color and the substantial quality of these beads. This necklace from my personal collection has been professionally restrung. Just add simple diamond studs to complete your look.
    USD$595.00
    USD$595.00
  • Ruby red earrings from the 1920s
    Front view of ruby pendant earrings
    USD$275.00

    Ruby Pendant Earrings

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    These ruby red earrings from the 1920s are long (2 1/2″) and luxurious. They feature a large, faceted drop suspended from silver-tone metal links and a collet-set round matching stone. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Richly-colored earrings like these are a great jewelry wardrobe staple, especially for women who love Art Deco and long earrings!
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Vintage ruby earrings by Schreiner
    Schreiner earrings in snowflake design
    USD$295.00

    Ruby Snowflake Earrings by Schreiner

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    These vintage ruby earrings by Schreiner feature faceted, deep-red glass stones set in Japanned metal. He has combined round, square, and oval shapes to form what looks like a snowflake. The design and hard-to-find color of these ear clips are just stunning! Wear them from day to evening in any season and feel extraordinary! In fact, they looked extraordinary on the model who wore them on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019!
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Trifari bouquet brooch with enamel & ruby flowers
    Close-up view of ruby flowers with diamante
    USD$275.00

    Ruby, Diamanté & Enamel Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Trifari

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    This Trifari bouquet brooch has enamel leaves with faceted, oval ruby-red glass flowers surrounded by pavé petals. Long pavé leaves and a pavé ribbon that ties the bouquet complete this graceful Alfred Spaney design. This lovely and timeless 1940s brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Vintage circle pin in gold with ruby & diamanté accents
    Marcel Boucher gold pin w/embellishments
    USD$185.00

    Ruby, Diamanté & Gold Circle Pin & Earrings Set

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    This vintage circle pin is one of many designed by Marcel Boucher in the 1950s. This lovely example of his work comes with earrings. The gold-plated open-circle brooch is embellished with an arrow of pavé topped with ruby-glass baguettes. The closed-circle ear clips are embellished with the same stones in a leaf-like setting. Perhaps these pieces were not originally a set. (The brooch is unmarked; the earrings have no inventory number.) Even so, they look great together!
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
  • Ruby pendant earrings w/diamanté & pearls
    Front of 1950s pendant earrings
    USD$295.00

    Ruby, Diamanté & Pearl Pendant Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    These ruby pendant earrings with large, faceted glass teardrops crowned with diamantés are lovely and elegant. The dangles are suspended from two faux pearls – the top one adorns the earlobe. The setting is gold-tone. These 1950s ear clips by Hattie Carnegie can go from day to evening wear with ease! Just add your own real or faux diamond, or pearl bracelet.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Coro Duette brooch & earrings set
    Coro-Craft Duette brooch
    USD$795.00

    Ruby, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling 1940s ‘Sparkling Peonies’ Duette & Earrings Set by Coro

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    This Coro Duette brooch has two rose-gold-plated sterling silver flowers edged in diamanté with ruby-glass-stone centers. It can be worn as a brooch or as separate dress clips, and has matching earrings. Made for the company's high-end line, this stunning set showcases one of Adolph Katz’s brilliant Retro Modern designs, from both an aesthetic and engineering point of view. For Duettes that were asymmetrical like this one, the brooch frame had to be customized to work with the particular pair of clips. Truly gorgeous pieces in remarkable condition! You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro's name. This design was advertised by the company as Sparkling Peonies.
    USD$795.00
    USD$795.00
  • Trifari bracelet with ruby & diamanté in gold-plated sterling
    Trifari Retro Modern bracelet
    USD$295.00

    Ruby, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling 1940s Trifari Bracelet

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    This Trifari bracelet was made during WWII, when costume jewelry makers had to use sterling silver because base metals were limited to war-related manufacturing. This piece features pairs of facing scroll-shaped links adorned with diamanté. Each pair is separated by a pair of faceted, oval, prong-set ruby-glass stones. Simple flat gold links hold the elements together and end with a fold-over clasp. The red stones really complement the gold-washed setting. This lovely bracelet can be worn anytime, anywhere.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00