Antique ruby rings
Red is a color that is associated with love, vivacity, passion and power. It radiates warmth and a strong sense of vitality. Ruby therefore is considered the king of gemstones for its fiery color and passion it exudes. Let us call it the undisputed ruler in the world of gemstones. Found very rarely ruby is considered one of the most valuable gemstones on earth. It has all the qualities required for precious stones bright vivacious color, extremely hard and outstandingly brilliant.
Classical and Literary References
The classical country of origin of these precious stones was India. Many descriptions of rubies have been given in Indian Literature. The Sanskrit translation of the word ruby is ratnara which means the king of gemstones. Rubies have been mentioned in Bible. These references say a virtuous wife is worth more than rubies. Though there are some people who say that pearls are a more apt translation than rubies, it is worth the saying. Rubies are the birthstones of July and the zodiac sign Leo.
Birthplace of Rubies
This passionate fiery gemstone is found in various parts of the world. Thousand of years back India was considered the home of rubies. It is still mined in parts of Mysore and Orissa. Besides India, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand are places where these stones are found. Rubies found in these lands vary in color and brightness. Let us see the difference.
These rubies are mined in Burma have a black to purple core and a bright red periphery. These diamonds are heat treated to make the core bright. Heat treated Rubies fetch a high price in the market. Burmese rubies are also referred to as Pigeon Blood Rubies which has a specific reference to their color.
Neighboring Vietnam also produces rubies which have slightly purplish due.
Rubies of Thailand
Siamese Rubies have a elegant muted deep red which tends to bend towards brown. These rubies are considered precious second next to Burmese rubies.
Rubies of Ceylon
Ceylon rubies have now become very rare and are very light red colored like the ripe raspberries.
Rubies are made into jewelry like necklace, rings, pendants and ear pendants. Let us look at ruby rings
What are Rings?
Rings were presented to would be bride on the engagements. Rings convey deep emotions of love, happiness, commitment and togetherness. They signify eternity between the giver and the taker. As a ring is a complete circle with no break, it means that is goes on and on without any break. Rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand which has a vein leading directly to the heart. Both engagement and wedding rings are worn on this finger which is considered the direct route to the heart.
Antique rings are follow the Art Deco, Retro Modern or Edwardian style. This jewelry is made with gemstones like diamonds, sapphires, rubies and amethyst. It may be a combination of
Antique Ruby Rings
Ruby and Diamond Engagement Ring
This piece has thirty six diamonds of round cut set around a single oval faceted ruby. The ring reminds us of old world romanticism of knights.
Retro Modern Ruby Ring in Rose Gold
This modern ruby ring is made in 14k rose gold is a collection of eight rubies and 3 diamonds. Eight rubies and two diamonds are set in a crescent with a single diamond in the centre. The total weight of gemstones comes to 0.6 carats and a size of 8.5 inches.
Ruby and Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring
This romantic ring looks like a rose which waits to emerge in the final frosty days. The ring is set in filigree pattern with a collection of 21 round full and brilliant cut diamonds. Inside the diamonds is tucked a ruby. It has a size of 6.25 inches.
Ruby Ring in Leaf Design
The ring is designed with leaf motifs. The rectangles and circles surround the upper half of the finger. The leaf motifs are hand engraved and trimmed. The rectangles are set with rubies and the circles are set with diamonds. The ring is typical art deco style.
Art Deco Burmese Ruby Engagement Ring
The Diamonds are set in antique style in platinum. The ruby is flat mounted in Victorian style and the diamonds surround in elongated foliates. This inspiring pattern in true Victorian style is a pleasure to give and receive also.
Art Nouveau Ring
This ring has ruby and rose cut diamonds crafted in antique style. The gemstones are mounted in prong setting. The brightly colored ruby in the centre is further enhanced by the diamonds which represent a pair of buds. The stems are artfully scrolled and extended to form shoulders. These stems are adorned with 16 rose cut diamonds. There is a smooth undercarriage and an easily sizable shank.
With so many designs to choose from you should agree that art deco ruby rings are the special gift you can give your bride on her special day. The romantically inclined will not deny that the rings take us back to age of the knights. Become a knight for a day to please your bride and gift her the rings that she would treasure for life like she treasures your love.