Rubies have been one of the most valued gemstones for thousands of years, both in Eastern and Western cultures. Rubies were valued for their beauty and for the belief that they offered the wearer health, wealth, wisdom, romantic success, and the ability to live in peace with his or her enemies. Because red has long been associated with love and passion, a ruby makes a fitting focal point for an engagement ring.
At Brilliant Earth, we carry antique and vintage ruby engagement rings, some originating more than one hundred years ago during the Victorian era, and others from recent decades. Although we don’t carry new ruby engagement rings as one of our standard options you can often find ethically-sourced rubies in our gallery of Unique Colored Gemstones, and if you have your heart set on an engagement ring featuring an ethical red ruby we would be happy to source one for you. Here are eight breathtaking ruby engagement rings currently in our Antique and Vintage collection:
This feminine Victorian ring adorns the finger in vibrant oval rubies and sparkling diamond accents in milgrained bezel settings.
The vibrant beauty of three oval natural rubies is the focal point of this regal Victorian ring. Twelve rose cut diamonds shimmer alluringly around the center gems, and two dazzling old European cut diamonds embellish the shoulders.
With artistry characteristic of Art Nouveau designs, this ring features a beautiful round ruby bezel set and surrounded by the magnificent shimmer of twenty old mine cut diamonds set in platinum.
In this classic three-gemstone design an impressive oval ruby is accented by two dazzling round diamonds atop a polished platinum band.
Glamorous and mesmerizing, this Retro-era ring features an oval natural ruby accented by eight rubies set in rows on each side. Forty-four diamonds framed in lustrous white gold surround the rubies with magnificent shimmer.
This ruby ring, with its rich red oval ruby and two equally extravagant diamond accents, is a showstopper. With elegant scrollwork detailing along along the gallery, it dazzles from every angle.
This stunning modern estate ring features a row of vibrant lab-created French cut rubies surrounded by thirty-six glittering diamonds set in milgrain-embellished platinum. The gallery boasts beautiful design details.
This modern estate ring has a magnificent oval ruby at its center, and sparkles with the fire and light of pavé set diamond accents on each side of the center gem.
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