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Ruby Rings

Rubies, with their blood-red appearance, are believed to have offered the most extraordinary abilities over the centuries. In Burma (now Myanmar), where rubies have been found since at least 600 A.D., warriors wore these gems because they thought they would make them invincible in battle. Hindis also believed that those offering rubies to the god Krishna would be reborn as emperors. In Sanskrit, one of the words for rubies is "Ratnaraj," which means "king of precious stones."


Quality & Color

Rubies are part of what is referred to as the "Big Three." Together, with emeralds and sapphires, they form the most highly regarded colored gemstones with prices that, for good quality stones, can even rival that of diamonds.

The highest quality rubies are a deep, vibrant red. A ruby is a type of corundum, just like sapphires, and the difference in color is the only actual distinction between rubies and sapphires. Stones that show more pink or purple are therefore not sold as rubies, but as pink or purple sapphires.


Quick Facts

  • Rubies are the birthstone for July in the U.S.
  • The finest rubies are still found in Myanmar
  • Second to diamonds, rubies are one of the hardest gemstones available, making ruby rings, bracelets, and other types of ruby jewelry more ideal

Recommended Items at Auction

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14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Vintage Style Halo Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Vintage Style Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD525- AUD700
AUD47510 Bids
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Double Halo Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Double Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD487- AUD650
AUD4259 Bids
18K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Antique Style Dress Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
18K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Antique Style Dress Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD810- AUD1,080
AUD7508 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Decorative Band Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Decorative Band Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD675- AUD900
AUD6008 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Halo Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD375- AUD500
AUD2507 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Classic Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Classic Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD337- AUD450
AUD2757 Bids
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Classic Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Classic Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD337- AUD450
AUD2755 Bids
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Trilogy Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Trilogy Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD375- AUD500
AUD3005 Bids
Sterling Silver Ruby Ring
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Ruby Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$113 Bids
RUBY & DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING (SZ 7.25)
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
RUBY & DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING (SZ 7.25)
by Charleston Estate Auctions
Est: $7,000- $7,500
$1103 Bids
14k White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Vintage Design Halo Ring
Oct 26, 7:00 PM AEST
14k White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Vintage Design Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD412- AUD550
AUD603 Bids
14K Gold Sapphire Ruby Emerald Diamond Stack Rings
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
14K Gold Sapphire Ruby Emerald Diamond Stack Rings
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
-NO RESERVE- RUBY AND DIAMOND DOUBLE TWISTED SNAKE RING
Oct 22, 2:00 PM BST
-NO RESERVE- RUBY AND DIAMOND DOUBLE TWISTED SNAKE RING
by Auction Zero
Est: £100- £200
£802 Bids
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Halo Ring
Oct 21, 7:00 PM AEDT
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Halo Ring
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD1,500- AUD1,800
AUD1,0002 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Trilogy Ring
Oct 24, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Trilogy Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD975- AUD1,300
AUD602 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Antique Design Halo Ring
Oct 24, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Antique Design Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,125- AUD1,500
AUD1602 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Double Halo Ring
Oct 24, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Double Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD750- AUD1,000
AUD602 Bids
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(7) GOLD GEMSTONE RINGS
Oct 21, 5:00 PM EDT
(7) GOLD GEMSTONE RINGS
by Leighton Galleries
Est: $600- $700
$3001 Bid
DIAMOND, RUBY, SAPPHIRE AND GOLD RING
Oct 25, 6:00 PM PDT
DIAMOND, RUBY, SAPPHIRE AND GOLD RING
by O'Gallerie
Est: $150- $200
$801 Bid
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Vintage Style Ring
Oct 26, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Vintage Style Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD450- AUD600
AUD201 Bid
14K Rose Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Vintage Inspired Halo Ring
Oct 26, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Vintage Inspired Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD562- AUD750
AUD401 Bid
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Halo Ring
Oct 21, 7:00 PM AEDT
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Halo Ring
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD2,000- AUD2,500
AUD2001 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Ruby Rings


Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Riverside Galleries, Inc

Riverside Galleries, Inc

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus