Red, White, and Blue Gems

Independence Day may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock your patriotic wear all summer long. Just spice it up with some red, white and blue gems. Steal the show anywhere you go this summer by wearing rubies, diamonds and sapphires, and dress to impress. Work these stunning sparklers into your jewelry wardrobe, and you'll have fireworks everywhere you go this season.

Bonus: Celebrate the Summertime with Colored Gemstones

Rocket Red

Not only are rubies the birthstone for July babies, they're also an easy way to add sophistication to any outfit without sacrificing fun! Swap your go-to red lipstick out for mesmerizing red ruby earrings, or accent your vacation manicure with a ruby ring or bracelet. The deep tone of a ruby can make your lighter, more natural summer looks feel more grounded and thoughtful. Try wearing rubies with neutral-colored outfits, or pair them with a bathing suit cover-up before dinner at your favorite beachside eatery.

Bright White

Catch some rays and some attention with bright white diamonds. Yes, they're a classic, but don't let that stop you from getting creative with them! Try wearing a simple outfit, like a shift dress or a plain top, with a diamond necklace that packs major visual interest, like this pear-shaped beauty. You can even mismatch your earrings or stack multicolored diamond bracelets to give off a carefree, bohemian vibe that still turns heads.

True Blue

Yes, they're a September birthstone, but that doesn't mean you should keep sapphires on the shelf until Fall rolls around! Blue gems like sapphires obviously pair well with the sun, sand and surf. But keep them in mind for other summer occasions, too. They're a fun choice for a company cookout, or wear them to a museum if you need an air-conditioned escape. Sapphires are also a great "Something Blue" to gift to any summer brides you know. Wear sapphires to look cool even when temperatures are in the triple digits this summer.

Bonus: The History of the Sapphire

Keep these red, white and blue guidelines in mind for future patriotic holidays. After all, it is an election year — there are plenty of opportunities for you to show your American spirit while lighting up the room.

And as always, if you need assistance finding the perfect red, white and blue gems, Hamra Jewelers would love to help. Come see our collection of fine jewelry at our showroom on Scottsdale Road just south of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, or give us a call at 480-946-5110 to schedule an appointment.