At Jessica Simpson’s wedding to Eric Johnson earlier this month the bride wore gold—a dazzling golden lace and tulle Carolina Herrera gown, perhaps chosen to perfectly complement her vintage ruby and yellow gold engagement ring.
The singer/actor/fashion mogul’s engagement ring is a Tiffany & Co design from 1910, and features a round ruby and two pear shaped diamonds on a yellow gold band. According to People StyleWatch, Jessica and her new husband had their wedding bands custom designed to coordinate harmoniously with her engagement ring. Jessica’s wedding band is yellow gold and features a dazzling five carats of bezel set round and marquise shaped diamonds, for a look that’s slightly vintage but still contemporary and unique. Eric reportedly wanted a distinctive men’s wedding band that stylistically echoes Jessica’s engagement ring, so he had Los Angeles jeweler Neil Lane design an Art Deco-influenced ring featuring a ruby and diamonds on a yellow gold band.
Eric chose Jessica’s ruby engagement ring as a nod to her July birthdate, because ruby is the July birthstone. But whether you’re a July baby or not, a vintage ruby ring is a gorgeous and stylish choice. Here are some beautiful ruby rings from past decades inspired by Jessica’s choice:
The Firenze Ring
This Retro-era ring features a gorgeous ruby accented by two equally extravagant diamond accents. An elegant scrollwork design throughout the gallery makes it breathtaking from every angle.
The Airlia Ring
A treasure from the Victorian era, this feminine ring features five antique cushion cut pinkish-red rubies and eight rose cut diamonds. All of the gemstones are wrapped in warm and lustrous yellow gold.
The Eshana Ring
Romantic and feminine, this Retro-era engagement ring features a gorgeous oval natural ruby accented by round brilliant cut diamonds on each side.
The Geres Ring
This gorgeous yellow gold modern estate ring features a vivid asscher cut ruby in a cathedral setting, encircled by glittering round brilliant cut diamonds.
The Briseida Ring
This stunning modern estate ring features a row of vibrant lab-created French cut rubies surrounded by thirty-six sparkling diamonds set in milgrain-embellished platinum.
The Orsina Ring
This modern estate ring showcases a magnificent oval ruby, flanked by glamorous pavé set diamond accents.