It's cold outside! One way I love to warm up during the winter is with antique ruby rings ! We love antique engagement rings, yet there's something so special about ruby engagement rings . Rubies are one of the most important gemstones, and in many cases are just as coveted as diamonds. Rubies come from important mines including the famous Burma mine and Siam mine. Our collection of antique, and vintage, ruby rings is always ethical and conflict free. Antique Burma Ruby rings with no heat treatment are very hard to find. They will be accompanied by a GIA or AGI gem report. Many of our ruby engagement rings come from eras including Art Deco, Retro and the mid centuries. Here are 5 important tips to help you purchase a beautiful antique or vintage Ruby ring .

Antique Burma Ruby Ring

The most coveted ruby is a Burma Ruby, with a color of pigeon blood. Burma rubies may also have a beautiful pink color. A ruby must have beautiful color, and life, and will have imperfections called silk that can be seen with a microscope or 10 power loupe. Our collection of vintage ruby rings will come from the Edwardian and Retro eras.

Siam Ruby

Siam rubies were also very popular during the 1960's and 1970's. A vintage siam ruby ring will have a purplish hue. It will also have imperfections called silk showing that it is a true ruby and not synthetic.

Treatment

Most Burma or Siam Rubies will have some form of heat treatment. The most sought after ruby is one that has no heat treatment. Fun Fact: Synthetic rubies were used as accent gemstones during the Art Deco and Victorian eras.

Certificate

The AGL and the GIA are two prominent laboratories located in NYC that will grade rubies, specifically for any type of treatment. They will also say which mines the are the rubies from.

Conflict free and Ethical

All new rubies mined today will have some form of heat treatment. No one can guarantee if they have, or have not, been used to finance any modern conflicts. All of our antique Ruby rings , Art Deco ruby engagement rings , vintage ruby rings , or ruby engagement rings are from estates before the 1980's. This means they are ethical, conflict free, and have not been used to finance any modern conflicts.

Era

Rubies were very popular during many different eras including Art Deco, Retro, and the Mid centuries including the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's. Ruby engagement rings come from famous jewelers such as Cartier, Winston, Van Cleef and Tiffany.

Jewelry Repair

We always recommend a master jeweler who has experience with Art Deco Ruby engagement rings .

Final thoughts

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