From raspberry to blood red hues, rubies have been revered for thousands of years and are among the most historically significant gemstones. For millennia rubies have been thought of as carriers of the power of life, ruled by the fiery Sun– the supreme life-giver. In the most sun-soaked part of the year in the North, the ruby reigns as July's birthstone, though you need not be born then to appreciate its divine beauty! This stunning handmade necklace is crafted in another symbol of the Sun, 19.2 karat yellow gold. Expert artisans in Portugal have hand-detailed golden swirls, adding an organic elegance to the nearly 8 carats of fine cabochon-cut rubies. This necklace measures 16 1/2 inches long and 1 3/4 inches at its widest point (centerpiece).