When you think of an engagement ring, rubies probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. That being said, rubies have symbolised love, passion, protection and romance for centuries - a ruby is arguably one of the most romantic gemstones out there. This fiery red gemstone features flecks of purple and were once the chosen gemstone for ancient Kings and Queens. Ruby jewellery has been popular choice amongst many A-List celebrities, such as Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Rihanna. If you’re looking to propose to your significant other, then you should consider a ruby engagement ring. When your partner wears this ring, they will look down at their vena amoris and will be reminded of the everlasting love you both have for eachother. Keep reading to find out why a ruby is perfect for an engagement ring.
A Ruby is a truly rare and precious gemstone
Contrary to popular belief, rubies are much rarer than diamonds - in fact, a ruby is one of the rarest of all coloured gemstones! The diamond industry has managed to create a false sense of scarcity surrounding diamonds, which in turn has given the illusion that diamonds are the rarest stone of them all (this has also helped to keep the price up on diamonds). However, you’ll find plenty of natural colourless diamonds deep in the earth’s core! What makes a ruby so rare is the natural precision and amount of impurities required by nature during the formation process that creates a dazzling red ruby. Should you choose to design a vibrant red ruby engagement ring, you’ll be giving your future husband or wife a ring featuring one of the rarest jewels!
A Ruby is the ultimate symbol of love
The colour red has always been associated with seduction, passion and love, so why not integrate this symbolism into an engagement ring? Synonymous with Valentine’s Day, we’re used to seeing the colour red in hearts, roses and so much more. A ruby is a popular red precious gemstone that due to its colouring has also come to symbolise everlasting love.
Ancient Kings and Queens would adorn themselves in deep red rubies with the aim of bringing love, success, prosperity and good health to their lives. This coveted gemstone would make the perfect jewel for an engagement ring. Find out more about the meaning of precious stones here.
Rubies are a great investment
Rubies are the most expensive jewel in the corundum group of gemstones, and one of the most sought after. When you choose to design a bespoke ruby engagement ring for your significant other, not only will you be creating a wonderful piece of jewellery - you’ll be creating a ring that is sure to withstand the test of time in terms of both style and investment. This is because the price of rubies will go higher as demand increases - a ruby won’t ever lose its value. It is important to mention that a lab grown ruby will not have the same value as a natural ruby. Large, high quality rubies are some of the most expensive gemstones, and are sure to make a statement in a hand-crafted engagement ring.
Treated and unheated rubies
Most rubies are heated at the mine, so it’s become industry standard to heat rubies. While natural, unheated rubies hold more value, heated rubies still look amazing, and are more budget friendly.
Rubies are incredibly durable
An engagement ring is meant to be worn everyday, which is why you need to choose a gemstone that is durable and can withstand the elements. Rubies are sure to withstand the test of time as they are incredibly durable and resilient. Rubies are the second hardest stone (the first being diamond), scoring a 9.0 on the Mohs Hardness scale, therefore offering excellent wearability. Alongside this, rubies do not have cleavage, which means there is a reduced risk of them chipping or breaking. This makes them ideal for engagement rings
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