As you know, we’re deeply, powerfully vintage-glamour-obsessed around these parts; we’ll use any excuse to ooh and ahh over beautiful gems and jewels. This month’s excuse? Well, it’s this month! (July) which means it’s time to celebrate ruby art deco jewelry! Shouldn’t be hard to do, with stunners like these…
Um, yes, I will take it, thank you! Oh what’s that? It’s already sold and cost many, many dollars? Probably for the best then, I’ll just dream about it. Likewise with this gorgeous find:
Also sold, also many many dollars, also gorgeous. To be honest, it’s kinda hard to go wrong with a ruby, though. Passionate and elegant and almost always drop-dead gorgeous, especially in a vintage setting.
Even just the look of a ruby is inspirational, like this very cool art deco “ruby” ring from Etsy…
It’s glass, not ruby, but the art deco vintage setting is 100% authentic, and 100% fabulous. (plus it’s a bit more reasonably priced for the non-millionaires among us). Here’s another Etsy steal, this one a verneuil ruby in a lovely vintage setting, circa 1920s/30s:
But if you want a little bling in your bling, there will always be beauties in the 25k+ price range to gawk at, like this diamond and ruby art deco ring:
Or click through and take a look at this art deco ruby ring we featured a while back (sold for a cool 70k).
And hey, let’s not forget about the gentlemen, eh? There are a lot of striking men’s ruby rings out there, like this Streamline Moderne inspired stunner:
Or this authentic Ostby Barton 1920s ruby ring, glowing from within:
Last but not least, since this post has been ring-centric, we’ll close with this unique and elegant ruby stick pin, by Cartier.
YES. Everything a ruby should be. Happy Birthday to all our July-born readers, and thanks for letting us celebrate your birthstone with you!