Are you considering a ruby engagement ring? We have a gorgeous collection of rubies, perfect for center stones or side stones. You can also choose ruby as an accent stone in any of our engagement rings.
For centuries, rubies have been considered one of the most precious of all gemstones. Favored by kings, queens, and aristocrats since the dawn of time, these rare beauties are still seen as a status symbol today.
In the Sapphire Family
Like sapphire, ruby is a variety of the mineral corundum. From bright pinkish-red to deep, rich red, gemstone quality corundum in any hue of red is considered a ruby. The most desirable color is known as blood-red. Blood-red rubies are bright in color, and because of their rarity, can command prices higher than those of diamonds.
Normal Internal Characteristics
Natural rubies can be distinguished from simulants and synthetics by characteristic needle-like inclusions, known as silk. Every natural ruby has unique imperfections, and today nearly all rubies undergo some form of treatment to improve their color and clarity. Most commonly, the rough stone is heated prior to cutting. Untreated rubies of a high quality are extremely rare and command the most premium of prices.
Great Hardness for Engagement Rings
With a rating of 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, corundum is one of the hardest substances on earth. In fact, the only stones harder than rubies are diamonds and moissanite. These beautiful natural stones can easily withstand a lifetime of everyday wear. The incredible strength, hardness, and durability of a ruby make this precious gemstone an outstanding choice for an engagement ring.
Timeless Red Ruby for Love
Rubies have a timeless appeal that gives them the unique ability to seamlessly span decades of trends. Whether you favor a classic vintage feel or a chic ultra-modern look, a ruby can be the perfect complement to your own personal style.