Our Story

Dianna and Ruby

The Ruby Oracle opened for business in October 2006, and was established by myself, Dianna, with my husband, Chris, supported by our daughter Amy. The Ruby Oracle is my vision of everything I look for when I go shopping – a shop with character, old world charm, warm and friendly service and products that are different - preferably French.

The Ruby Oracle quickly developed into a French boutique selling jewellery, gifts, décor and fashion accessories. The style of the boutique is distinctive and Parisian. I have been told this not only by visitors from around Australia but also from Parisian’s here on holiday – surely they would know! Our focus is on products that are good quality, stylish, elegant and of French origin.

Our customer service style is warm, friendly and individual. We are passionate about our products and pride ourselves in our product knowledge.

Our customers tell us that they appreciate the uniqueness and individuality of what we offer, the sincerity of our service and the passion with which it is delivered. We provide unbiased advice for jewellery selections – we want you to be happy with your purchase and wanting to come back rather than feeling you were talked into buying something you are not comfortable with.

The Ruby Oracle’s speciality and passion, is French jewellery. We travel to Paris every year to order collections from several brands which we enjoy and which have their own story. We hear these stories from the artisans themselves – this is what inspires us. We hope you enjoy them too.

In February 2020 we closed our bricks and mortar boutique to focus on our online business. Our passion and commitment to customer service remain unchanged.

Great Aunt Ruby
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The boutique is in part named after my Great Aunt Ruby. Ruby was born in 1897 and when I was a young girl, I met Ruby (she was in her 70’s) and got to know her. I always remembered Ruby for her elegance, style and her passion for jewellery. She was a natural inspiration to me.  When I took an interest in my heritage (I was in my twenties) I managed to make contact with one of the last of Great Aunt Ruby’s family. He had several framed portraits of Ruby, which he allowed me to copy. My favourite portrait is shown on the left.

Mademoiselle Ruby
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No French boutique is complete without a Pooch. Our Ruby, named after Great Aunt Ruby, was the perfect dog for the job. And she was very good at it, although she did have a tendency to fall asleep on the job a great deal. But once our bricks & mortar boutique closed, Ruby announced her retirement as Shop Dog. She stated that online business made no sense to her - if she couldn't see, hear, smell or bark at a customer, there was no point to it.