Ruby rings: symbol of love
Its colour symbolises love, the deep red appears extravagant, stylish - downright majestic. The ruby is a fascinating gemstone that evokes delightful wonder in any jewellery setting. A ruby ring is an excellent way to symbolically express the love you feel for your partner. This is another reason why this piece of jewellery is extremely popular as an engagement ring.
Where does the precious gemstone come from?
Rubies belong to the corundum family. Corundum is a very hard mineral and therefore perfect for rings and other jewelry. The red variety is called ruby. This is the Latin meaning for "red" or "the red one." The red color occurs because the gemstone contains traces of chromium. Ruby stones are very rare in nature and therefore extremely sought after and popular. They were traditionally mined in Myanmar, formerly called Burma. Today, however, deposits have been developed in other parts of Asia as well as in South America and Australia.
Rubies in Culture and History
Rubies were considered talismans as early as the Middle Ages. Kings and emperors wore crowns, scepters or other insignia of power decorated with ruby stones. The red stone is also found in the Old Testament. There it adorns the breastplate of the high priest. And of course the red gemstones appear again and again in fairy tales, legends and sagas - they fascinated people at all times and in all places of the world.
The colour of love
The red hue of the gemstone varies from light red to dark or deep red. The most popular are the pigeon blood red rubies, which have a deep red, velvety luster. Because of its coloration and historical symbolism, this gemstone is ideal for adorning an engagement ring. It is not for nothing that rubies are known as the "stones of life and love". But it's not just as an engagement ring that a ruby ring is a good idea. Traditionally, these pieces of jewelry are given as gifts on the 40th wedding anniversary. Because this anniversary is also called "ruby wedding anniversary". But ruby jewellery is also a popular gift for Christmas or birthdays. Perhaps you are also looking for an exclusive Valentine's Day gift? The symbolism associated with ruby rings is also a wonderful fit for this occasion.
Which precious metal goes well with a ruby ring?
An engagement ring with a ruby looks particularly impressive when it is also adorned with a few diamonds. The contrast brings out the radiant red even more intensively. This also applies to a ruby ring made of white gold or platinum. These precious metals bring the colour of the ruby stone to the fore. Yellow gold, on the other hand, mutes the contrast somewhat. Increasingly popular is the modern version of the ruby ring, which is made of rose gold.
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