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July Birthstone Jewelry

Ruby, the star of July birthstone jewelry, is a gemstone that has been revered since ancient times as a symbol for passion, protection, and prosperity. This gem’s name comes from the Latin word for red. While precious rubies have been among the most highly-prized of gemstones, glass stones and beads created in this rich color for beautiful costume jewelry for centuries. Whether you want to complement a red outfit or wish to add a splash of drama to an ensemble in other colors, you’ll find a fine selection of ruby necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches here. For tips on accessorizing today’s fashions with July birthstone jewelry, read this blog post.

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    Ruby & Diamanté 1950s Brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    This stunning 1950s three-dimensional brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli features clusters of ruby-crystal beads atop ruby and aurora borealis (AB) rhinestones. In person, this piece looks like a display of fireworks – the iridescence of the AB navettes is hard to capture in photos. The setting 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 genuine diamond stud earrings. If black and white is more to your taste, scroll down to see the same design in that combination.

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    Ruby & Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch by Hess-Appel

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    A large, beautifully-faceted, cushion-cut ruby glass flower stands tall with curled sterling silver leaves and stem in this graceful 1940s Retro Modern brooch by Hess-Appel. This piece is signed with their Jollé trademark (without the accent, which was used only in their advertisements). This tall brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. You can easily remove the age-appropriate patina if you wish.

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    Ruby 1920s Pendant Earrings

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    These long (2 1/2″) ruby-glass Art Deco earrings 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. Earrings like these are a great jewelry wardrobe staple, especially for women who love Art Deco and long earrings! Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet to wear with them.

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  • 1920s pendant necklace with rectangular, ruby-glass stones
    Ruby Art Deco pendant
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    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. Scroll down to see a complementary Art Deco bracelet.

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  • Vintage glass necklace in ruby red
    Vintage ruby Art Deco necklace
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    Ruby Art Deco Necklace

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    This vintage glass necklace with nine faceted, oval-cut ruby-glass stones in open-back settings is a lovely Art Deco piece. The color is a deep-raspberry. A silver-tone chain with a spring-ring clasp completes this necklace from my personal collection. Although this piece was made for a slim neck, you could easily add a chain extender.

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    Ruby Bead & Crystal Art Deco Necklace

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    Single and clusters of blown-ruby-glass beads separated by crystal disks form this lovely 1920s-1930s necklace. It closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. Reds are hard to match, so consider wearing crystal bead Art Deco earrings with this necklace.  Scroll down to see them and the perfect bracelet to complete your jeweled accessories.

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  • Miriam Haskell brooch (clip) with ruby glass beads & rondelles
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    Ruby Bead & Rondelle 1940s Miriam Haskell Brooch/Clip

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    This Miriam Haskell brooch, which is also a dress clip, has deep-red glass beads separated by rondelles and small flat beads in silver metal findings. A World War II-style dress clip is attached to a pierced plastic back. Frank Hess used this Machine Age-style in other designs. (Scroll down to see a similar pair of earrings.) I bought this piece from Haskell expert Cathy Gordon, who indicated that the pin stem was probably added to the dress clip at a later date. In addition to wearing this piece as a clip or brooch, you can wear it as a pendant on a black cord (shown in the last photo) or on a silver or white-gold chain. The 17″ black cord shown is included with this purchase.

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    Ruby Bead & Rondelle French Pinwheel Brooch

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    Ruby glass beads wired in a spiral are adorned with channels of diamanté and topped with a large ruby bead. Frank Hess designed a nearly identical dress clip for Miriam Haskell circa 1940, but with diamanté only on the front. This brooch has them on both sides and closes with a trombone clasp on a filigree back. Real or faux diamond ear studs are the perfect accompaniment. Scroll down to see a complementary bracelet.

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    Ruby Bead 1920s Pendant Earrings

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    Another great pair of long Art Deco ruby pendant earrings! Here a molded ruby-glass bead resembling a flower is suspended from a silver-tone chain dotted with two small, faceted ruby-glass beads. A flatter bead in the same color glass is designed to adorn the earlobe. The original screw-backs on these earrings were converted to sterling silver posts for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Lots of movement with these vibrant earrings, which are another great jewelry wardrobe staple. Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet to wear with them.

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    Ruby Bead, Emerald Leaf & Brass Dangling Bracelet

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    Ruby- and emerald-glass beads are intertwined with green-pressed-glass leaves in this charming Art Deco dangling bracelet. This piece makes me think of the bunches of grapes motif so popular at this time. The beads, including three extended clusters, and leaves are suspended from a brass link chain. It closes with an old-style spring-ring clasp. This 1920s bracelet is probably European in origin. A fun piece!

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  • Ruby bead necklace with gold filigree & rondelles
    1950s Miriam Haskell ruby bead necklace
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    Ruby Bead, Filigree & Rondelle 1950s Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This ruby-glass bead necklace by Miriam Haskell is a 1950s classic. The round beads are accented with large glass nuggets in the same color. They have a Russian-gold-filigree end cap, a rondelle, and a small filigree bead on each end. The filigree-topped box clasp is embellished with rose montées. Made in a rich color with elegant, this opera-length piece can go everywhere and never goes out of style!

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    Ruby Chicklet Festoon Necklace

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    Three rows of faceted, ruby-glass chicklets drape in the front of this vibrant Art Deco creation. Two larger faceted ruby-glass triangles join the three rows to the rest of the necklace. The chicklets are open-back; the triangles are not. This unusual version of the classic chicklet in hard-to-find red closes with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace is probably Czech in origin. What a great piece! Scroll down to see a beautiful bracelet to wear with it.

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  • Vintage ruby drop earrings in Art Deco design
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    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! And so is the complementary bracelet – scroll down to see it.

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  • 1950s earrings by Schreiner, with ruby glass stones
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    Ruby Snowflake 1950s Earrings by Schreiner

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    These 1950s 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!

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  • Art Deco bangle with ruby & crystal in sterling
    Back of Payco Art Deco bangle
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    Ruby, Crystal & Sterling Art Deco Bangle by H. Payton

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    This Art Deco bangle has faceted square-cut ruby glass stones alternating with square-cut crystals, set in sterling silver. This bracelet by H. Payton (better-known as PAYCO) has a concealed clasp and etched edges. This design and construction are typical of this type of piece so popular in the 1920s. Bangles like this one never go out of style. Wear it alone or with coordinating pieces like the ones shown below. Or wear it with contemporary jewelry.

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  • Trifari bouquet brooch with enamel & ruby flowers
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    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.

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    Ruby, Diamanté & Gold Circle 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Marcel Boucher

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    Marcel Boucher designed a number of circle pins and earrings in the 1950s, and this set is a lovely example of this work. The gold-plated open-circle brooch is embellished with an arrow of pavé topped with ruby glass baguettes. The closed-circle earrings 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!

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    Ruby, Diamanté & Pearl 1950s Dangle Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    Large, faceted ruby glass teardrops with diamanté caps are the focal point of these lovely and elegant ear clips by Hattie Carnegie. The rubies are suspended from two faux pearls – the top one adorns the earlobe. The setting is gold-tone. These 1950s earrings can go from day to evening wear with ease!

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  • Coro Duette brooch & earrings set
    Coro-Craft Duette brooch
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    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 fur 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.

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    Ruby, Diamanté & Sterling 1920s Bar Brooch

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    This Art Deco bar brooch has large, faceted, square-cut ruby-glass stones divided by pairs of round diamanté. This well-made, sterling silver piece is finished with engraved edges and an older-style clasp. The 935 mark, which refers to a higher silver content than the American sterling standard of 925 parts per 1000, makes me think this lovely piece is European in origin. Bar brooches never go out of style, and this one is exceptional! The deep-red stones are perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors. Scroll down to see a complementary bracelet. Or just add your own diamond stud earrings to complete the look.

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  • Trifari brooch with ruby flowers in a sterling basket
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    Ruby, Diamanté & Sterling Flower Basket Trifari Brooch

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    This Trifari brooch from the 1940s is a flower basket design in the Victorian Revival style. It has faceted, oval ruby-glass flowers surrounded by diamanté leaves in a diamanté trimmed basket. The setting is rhodium-plated sterling silver; the pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Two other brooches by this maker in this design are available: one has aquamarine flowers; the other, amethysts – scroll down to see them. All three are from my personal collection. You could wear one, two, or all together, creating unique looks each time!

     

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  • Trifari bracelet with ruby & diamanté in gold-plated sterling
    Trifari Retro Modern bracelet
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    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.

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