The Five Days of Festivities: The Gemstone

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Penelope Cruz, wearing ruby jewels by Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry, attends the screening of Everybody Knows and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Kering)

The gem of love, rubies are often given as a gift to show the strength of one’s relationship

Spoil yourself or a loved one this festive season with a piece of ruby jewellery. The fiery stone is considered the king of gemstones and can vary in shade from blood red to pink. Radiating warmth and vitality, rubies have long been associated with romance, making jewellery set with the gem the perfect gift for that special someone this Christmas.

Jacquie Aiche

Jacquie Aiche 14-karat rose gold ruby necklace, net-a-porter.com

Handcrafted from 14-karat rose gold, this necklace is set with over a dozen trillion-cut rubies that lay flat against the skin. It looks equally cool worn solo or layered – try yours teamed with some of Jacquie Aiche’s longer, dainty styles.

Lynn Ban

Lynn Ban ruby pavé & rhodium-plated ring, matchesfashion.com

Animals motifs and smooth winding curves are fast becoming Lynn Ban signature styles, and both are played out on this rhodium-plated silver ring. Designed to coil around the finger, the snake-shaped ring is embedded with a sparkling ruby pavé.

Bina Goenka

Bina Goenka 18-karat gold multi-stone earrings, net-a-porter.com

These beautiful mismatched earrings from Bina Goenka are handmade from 18-karat gold and set with pink mother-of-pearl, rubies and diamonds that are arranged in the shape of scattered blooms.

Anna Sheffield

Anna Sheffield Wheat Eternity 14kt rose gold ring with rubies, mytheresa.com

Anna Sheffield’s Wheat Eternity ring is a delicate style that will bring subtle elegance to any look. Crafted from 14-karat rose gold, it’s punctuated by a ring of sparkling rubies in prong settings.

Buccellati

Buccellati 18-karat gold, tanzanite and ruby earrings, net-a-porter.com

These stunning Buccellati earrings have been handmade in the label’s atelier from 18-karat yellow gold and set with large tanzanites weighing 42.11-carats, surrounded by 6.66-carats of striking rubies. This pair will be treasured for generations to come.

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