With their rich red hues, rubies symbolize love and passion. Whether you wear a ruby as a July birthstone ring, a wedding, engagement, or anniversary ring, or simply as a piece of jewelry, a ruby is a stunning choice. For a unique ruby engagement ring with an impeccable sense of style, explore our curated collection of vintage ruby rings.
About The July Birthstone Ring
Rubies and sapphires are the two main colors of corundum. The ruby color comes from trace elements of chromium. Many rubies have been heat treated to make the color clearer; this is a permanent and widely accepted practice, but untreated rubies are much more expensive. Some of the most intensely red natural rubies come from Myanmar (previously known as Burma) and are still referred to as Burma rubies.
July Birthstone Ring Designs
The Black Prince’s Ruby, part of the British crown jewels, is actually a spinel. Before jewelers had sophisticated testing equipment, it was difficult to tell the difference. In addition to its bold color, ruby also has a natural fluorescence caused by the chromium in its structure, giving it a rich glow when exposed to ultraviolet light.
- Amazing Durability - Rubies and sapphires are some of the hardest gemstones, at 9.0 on the Mohs scale.
- Burma Ruby - The most valuable color for a ruby is called “pigeon’s blood,” bright red with a hint of purple.
- Famous Jewelers - In 1989, the famous jeweler Harry Winston created a pair of ruby slippers, made with actual rubies, for the 50th anniversary of the movie The Wizard of Oz. These slippers feature 1,350 carats of rubies and 50 carats of diamonds.
- Magnificent Gemstones - Large rubies, especially untreated ones, are much rarer and more expensive than small ones. A ruby weighing over ten carats is usually more expensive than a diamond of the same size.
Find The Perfect Ruby Engagement Ring
A vivid ruby ring, whether a July birthstone ring or a wedding, engagement, or anniversary ring, is inherently a statement ring, whatever the size of the stone. Find your perfect ruby ring today from our selection. If you’re looking for a ring with a sense sophistication elegance and bold color, explore our collection of vintage ruby rings today.