Nothing says love and romance like a dazzling ruby gemstone. First popularized in the late 1800s, Ruby has been one of the most highly sought over gemstones ever since they first made their way into the commercial market. Loved by western royals and treasured in many eastern cultures, rubies really are a remarkable gemstone. But what makes these luscious vibrant beauties the perfect stone for rings and antique jewellery?
Derived from the Latin phrase meaning of “precious red stone” rubies have captivated the hearts of many people since the late 19th century. Ruby deposits have been found in many different countries throughout world such as Thailand, Brazil, Afghanistan and even Scotland but the first rubies were mined in India roughly 2000 years ago. According to legend, people throughout the ruby mining communities in India believed these spectacular gemstones could bring peace and help protect against negative energy. Rubies were also popular amongst Burmese soldiers during the war as they believed would protect them from getting injured.
The symbol of love and romance, the ruby is considered the most precious and coveted coloured gemstone of all. With their combination of beauty and rarity, it’s no surprise that rubies are often known as the ‘king of coloured stones. Historically significant, amongst European royalty, rubies were thought to bring health, love, peace and wisdom. The radiant colour of a natural ruby is striking to the eye, a remarkable natural phenomenon created by mother nature.
At Antique Ring boutique we have a selection of beautiful ruby rings, from vintage and antique ruby and diamond engagement rings to magnificent mid-century ruby cocktail rings all set in platinum and 18ct gold. Each exquisite ruby ring in our collection is unique. All are heirloom pieces - that special something that can be passed down through generations. Untreated rubies are rare, we are proud to only sell completely natural and untreated gemstones. There is truly nothing that can triumph in colour or match the beauty of a glowing ruby, a timeless symbol of love and passion.