Ruby is the name given to red corundum (other colours are usually referred to as sapphire) and is one of the most popular gemstones used in jewellery. While they are always red, they are still available in a wide range of shades, from pink to purples to and almost brown red. This all depends on the levels of chromium and iron.
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Antique Ruby Rings
Ruby is one of the most popular gemstones used in jewellery and with good reason. It gets its beautiful red colour from the levels of chromium and iron found within the corundum and is also a very tough mineral, second only to diamonds in terms of hardness.
Rubies can be found around the world and are taken from igneous and metamorphic rocks, with the most valuable usually coming from Burma.
They also represent love, which makes them the perfect choice for an engagement ring.
The shade of the ruby can often depend on which country it is sourced from. For example, Thai rubies are often a brownish red, whereas those from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Vietnam are much brighter.
Our antique ruby rings come in a range of unique styles covering the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras, so we’re sure you’ll find something which is right for you or your partner.