AC Silver offers a wide range of antique and vintage ruby rings including fine ruby and diamond cluster rings.
The collection includes stunning antique ruby engagement rings, all of which are accompanied with a gemstone grading report card or certificate.
The ruby rings in this collection are from various eras and are crafted in a variety of styles and metals.
Different Types of Rubies
Rubies are most commonly a rich red colour, with lighter pink colours also being available. From deep reds to pale pinks, rubies of all shades are highly valued and sought after. The most valuable ruby in the world is the Sunrise Ruby. Displaying a Burmese ruby in 'pigeon blood' red, it totals a stunning 25,59 carat central stone.
To ensure customer confidence, all jewellery set with rubies and included within the AC Silver inventory are independently tested by a gemmologist and supplied with a full certificate or gemstone grading report card.
Ruby quality is determined by its colour, cut, and clarity. Combined with its carat weight, these factors dictate the objective value of the gemstone, although of course the beauty of individual stones is subjective.
When to Buy Rubies
Traditionally, rubies are gifted for 40th wedding anniversaries. Rubies are the birthstone for those born in July. Anniversaries, birthdays, that special occasion, ruby jewellery will complete a memorable and very special gift to a loved one.
In recent years, rubies have also become popular as the feature of an engagement ring. Proposing by presenting a ruby ring has seen a steady increase in popularity since the mid 2010s.
The Meaning of Rubies
The name ruby finds its origins from the Latin for red, 'ruber'. Throughout history in many cultures, rubies have represented passion, as well as prosperity and protection. Antique ruby rings and all ruby jewellery can complete an excellent romantic gift due to their connection to passion.
Legends claim rubies could make water boil, melt wax, and ward off plague. These beliefs resonate the relationship between rubies and passion, fire, and heat. For this reason, rubies have a powerful draw for romantics. Although they are traditionally for celebrating 40th wedding anniversaries, new relationships are equally deserving of ruby jewellery.