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Ruby Rings

Antique & Vintage Ruby Rings

Our selection of wonderful ruby rings from bygone ages.


Edwardian Ruby And Diamond Ring
Vintage Diamond And Ruby Cluster Ring
Vintage Ruby & Diamond Ring
Vintage Ruby & Diamond Flower Ring
1899 Victorian Ruby & Diamond Ring

The name ruby refers to the red color; it is derived from the Latin word rubeus. Rubies belong to the Corundum mineral group along with sapphires, the difference between the two gemstones is the colour. Rubies must be red; if the stone is pink it is considered a sapphire. The trace element which gives rubies the red color is chrome. They are 1/140th as hard as diamond, even though they rate a 9 on the Moh’s hardness scale.
Rubies may exhibit a phenomenon known as asterism; which is caused by included needles. The stars usually have 6 rays.
It is the designated gemstone for: July, Tuesday, summer, 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. It is also associated with a specific time of day - 5:00pm. It has been associated with the astrological signs of Leo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Cancer and Sagittarius. And in numerology it has been associated with the number of 3.
It has long been associated with metaphysical properties such as promoting creativity and awareness, stimulating the heart chakra and protection.