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Unveiling Elegance: The Timeless Allure of Vintage Ruby Rings


Have you ever considered opting for an engagement ring that isn’t made up of just traditional diamonds? Well, there are many beautiful options for you to choose from, including sapphires, emeralds, yellow diamonds, and rubies. But which stone is the one for you? There are many things to take into consideration when choosing your forever ring, for example, durability, meaning, style, and history. In this blog, we will be talking about all things red rubies, the ultimate symbol of passionate, everlasting love. Check out our extensive selection of stunning ruby rings here.

The History of Ruby Rings

Rubies were first introduced in jewellery in 2,500 BC, in Burma. Ancient people believed these dazzling gems brought good fortune, protection, and warded off evil spirits. Interestingly, in Sanskrit, the sacred language of Hinduism, the word for ruby is ‘ratnaraj’ meaning ‘king of precious stones’. If this doesn’t prove how highly regarded these beautiful stones are, we don’t know what will.

Even to this day, red rubies have significant status and even link to the royal family. One of the most famous examples of rubies being adored by the royals is the Burmese Ruby Tiara, which was gifted to Queen Elizabeth II. This incredible tiara is comprised of 96 rubies and can still be viewed at the British Crown Jewels in London. If you’re looking for a royal-approved engagement ring, why not check out our Platinum Oval Ruby and Diamond Cluster Ring, for the ultimate declaration of love?

Ruby and Diamond Cluster Ring

Are Ruby Rings Durable?

The short answer is yes! Knowing whether your engagement ring is going to stand the test of time is crucial, so let’s break it down. We use the Mohs Scale to calculate the hardness and resistance of different stones. Rubies come under the corundum family, the second highest on this scale underneath diamonds. Therefore, you can feel rest assured that your ruby ring is certified to sparkle for years and years after you receive it.

Another thing to be aware of when purchasing your forever ring is that no two stones are the same. When purchasing a ruby ring, aim for a strong colour. The term ‘pigeons blood’ describes the finest stones. A good clarity is also important to allow the stone to exhibit all its natural sparkle, so it is crucial to buy from a reputable jeweller like Hancocks Jewellers in Manchester. We are experts in all things rubies and will assist you through the process, ensuring you walk away with your dream ring. Whether you are opting for a simple piece like our 18ct Ruby Ring or something a bit more ‘statement like our Ruby and Diamond Frame Set Ring, we will ensure you find one that represents you.

Ruby and Diamond Frame Set Ring

The Meaning of Rubies

If you haven’t checked out our previous blog on the rubies as a birthstone then you should definitely give it a read for some base knowledge. We will be elaborating and providing more in-depth facts on the meaning of these July beauties, read on to find out more.

Wearing a ruby is believed to bring fortune and protection to those born in July. The ruby’s bold red colour embodies love, energy, and passion – a fitting symbol for individuals born in the heart of summer. Delving deeper into the zodiac meaning of rubies, they are linked to the sign Cancer. According to astrology, rubies contain the Sun’s positivity and powers and transfer these characteristics to the wearer. If you would like to be the wearer of one of these powerful rings, why not come into the store and one of our helpful team will assist you in choosing the perfect piece? Alternatively, you can browse our fabulous range of red wonders through our website here.

To conclude, rubies can be a wonderful expression of passionate love, power and opulence. The stones great links to royalty and historical value show that these precious gems will never go out of fashion. So, if you’re looking for something different to diamonds, why not opt for a statement piece, a bold declaration of your union with your life partner.