Ruby Engagement Ring
Rubies are one of the precious gemstone categories (along with diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds). Since ancient times, rubies have been associated and reserved for royalty due to scarce supply. With discoveries of new mines rubies has taken the prominence in almost all jewellery produced since the 20th century. In recent years, the demand for rubies has grown stronger in Asia. With gem-quality ruby being found in northern Mozambique, the gap of supply and demand has been met. With people falling in love with rubies they have now become the most highly sought-after gemstones and when chanced upon fine specimens they command enormous prices.
While rubies make an excellent choice after diamonds, they form a perfect gemstone for engagement rings.
Are rubies found in various shades?
Yes, Rubies are known for holding their brilliant color under all lightning condition the color of rubies are varying shades of red, which can reach the highest level of saturation the most derived color being “Pigeon’s blood” pure red with a hint of blue. However, origin and colour greatly affect the value of a ruby.
Having known for its single colour- red, this gemstone has been connected well with history. The gemstone is known to symbolize desire, emotions, love, passion commitment for ages, these attributes are believed to have made this popular gemstone an ideal gem for engagement rings.
Rubies can be rarer than diamonds as long it’s in a gem-quality.
Being the second hardest known gem after diamond, these gems are known for their durability. This factor is obvious that engagement rings with rubies have excellent wearability and can withstand the test of time for the rest of the life.
Did you know?
The most expensive colour gemstone sold at auction was the Sunrise ruby, sold for a record US$30.42 million on 12 May 2015 at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva, Switzerland to an anonymous buyer.