Rubies are the perfect complement to your holiday attire.
What will you be wearing to your holiday parties this year? If you have yet to pick out your accessories, rubies are the perfect choice for a holiday-themed event. Brilliant and vivacious, an eye-catching ruby can elevate your look, take an outfit from drab to fab, and even be an interesting conversation starter for your holiday events.
If you love the look of rubies but aren’t sure how to wear them this season, keep reading for some practical tips! But first, let’s take a quick look at the ruby itself.
Rubies have always been regarded as a prized possession. Worn by royalty throughout history and often cherished by wealthy, highly-esteemed individuals, rubies are still a very valuable gemstone today. Their brilliant, fiery red color is typically associated with love and passion, making ruby jewelry the perfect choice for an anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift.
Rubies are mined all throughout Southeast Asia and are frequently used as accent stones for diamond and white sapphire jewelry. A 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, rubies are also extremely durable and great for everyday wear in rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. They are also very easy to clean with just a cloth and warm, soapy water.
Tips for Wearing Rubies This Holiday Season
Rubies are so fun and so easy to wear! They pair well with greens and golds and make great statement pieces. If you are wearing a large ruby necklace, don’t overdo it by layering with other gemstones. Let the gorgeous ruby necklace stand on its own for a jaw-dropping effect.
Since it is a romantic and vibrant gemstone, rubies are great accessories for sleek, black outfits and provide a pop of color to an otherwise bland outfit. Try pairing ruby earrings and a ruby gemstone ring with your little black dress for your next holiday party. Or simply slip into a stunning ruby necklace with your fun sequined skirt.
In most jewelry pieces, rubies are often used as accent stones to other gemstones like diamonds or white sapphires. Regardless of whether the ruby is the main centerpiece, a ruby necklace, ring, or pair of earrings is always a sophisticated and classy choice, especially when worn during the holiday season.
It’s also important to remember that the size of the stone can also make a huge difference for formal or casual wear. If you are wearing a very formal gown or suit, a large ruby gemstone is very appropriate. On the other hand, if your event is more casual, a smaller stone is ideal, and is less likely to overpower your look. Just remember, when it comes to rubies, a little bit goes a long way and less is always better.
Some of Our Favorite RLD Ruby Pieces
Get your ruby jewelry from Rebecca Lankford Designs and be ready for every holiday party that comes your way. To share your own style tips and advice on wearing rubies, leave a comment below!
The RLD Team