Ruby Solitaire Necklaces

As much as it is a statement-maker, a ruby solitaire pendant also brings with it a captivating history. Its name stems from the Latin “ruber,” or red, and the gem has played a role throughout human existence.

From references in the Bible to the writings of famed ancient Roman Pliny, the ruby has since been synonymous with wealth, wisdom, and beauty. The ancient cultures of Myanmar, a land renowned for rubies, thought the fiery red stones could impart invincibility.

One glance at a ruby, however, and it is clear why our ancestors were so enthralled: the ruby’s radiance is rarely rivaled. Ranging in shades from a deep blood red to a brighter pink, all rubies share an inner fire that is unmistakable and utterly compelling.


Quick Facts

  • Rubies are one of the hardest gemstones. Second only to diamonds in strength, rubies measure a 9 on the Mohs scale, the standard scale for determining the hardness of a mineral
  • Some rubies include an inner crystal structure that reveals, when cut as a cabochon, an ethereal star-like shape on the surface of the stone when illuminated
  • Rubies that bear these stars, known as asterisms, are known as star rubies and are considered relatively rare. Even more rare is the double, or twelve-point, star ruby

Recommended Items at Auction

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14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Double Halo Pendant
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Double Halo Pendant
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD450- AUD600
AUD40013 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Double Halo Pendant
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Double Halo Pendant
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD472- AUD630
AUD4008 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD BLUE TOPAZ AND DIAMOND SLIDE PENDANT
Oct 17, 11:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD BLUE TOPAZ AND DIAMOND SLIDE PENDANT
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $2,500- $3,000
$1106 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Halo Pendant
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Halo Pendant
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD337- AUD450
AUD2755 Bids
$5 Gold Eagle Ruby & Diamond Pendant Necklace
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
$5 Gold Eagle Ruby & Diamond Pendant Necklace
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$1804 Bids
(2 Pc) 18k and Semi Precious Stone Animal Pendants
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
(2 Pc) 18k and Semi Precious Stone Animal Pendants
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$602 Bids
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Antique Style Halo Pendant
Oct 19, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Antique Style Halo Pendant
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD675- AUD900
AUD1002 Bids
14K GOLD PENDANT WITH DIAMONDS AND RUBIES
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
14K GOLD PENDANT WITH DIAMONDS AND RUBIES
by Oakridge Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
Vintage 14k Rose Gold and Opal Link Bracelet
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage 14k Rose Gold and Opal Link Bracelet
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $500- $5,000
$2001 Bid
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Two-Color Gold, Star Sapphire, Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Curb Link Necklace
Oct 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Two-Color Gold, Star Sapphire, Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Curb Link Necklace
by Doyle New York
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$1,5001 Bid
A Ruby, Freshwater Pearl & Cubic Zirconia Pendant on Silvertone Chain
Oct 28, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Ruby, Freshwater Pearl & Cubic Zirconia Pendant on Silvertone Chain
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD401 Bid
COLLECTION OF FOUR GOLD PENDANT/CHARMS
Oct 26, 6:00 PM PDT
COLLECTION OF FOUR GOLD PENDANT/CHARMS
by O'Gallerie
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Estate Sterling Jewelry Collection
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Estate Sterling Jewelry Collection
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $200- $300
$251 Bid
NECKLACE
Oct 20, 10:00 AM CEST
NECKLACE
by International Art Sale Italy
Est: €1,400- €1,800
€7000 Bids
Ruby and gold necklace
Oct 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Ruby and gold necklace
by Rago Arts and Auction Center
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$1,0000 Bids
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Harry Winston Platinum, Ruby and Diamond Necklace
Oct 21, 12:00 PM EDT
Harry Winston Platinum, Ruby and Diamond Necklace
by Doyle New York
Est: $80,000- $120,000
$40,0000 Bids
Gold necklace with fringes, studded with synthetic rubies
Oct 25, 7:00 PM WEST
Gold necklace with fringes, studded with synthetic rubies
by Leiloeira Santo Eloy
Est: €900- €1,100
€9000 Bids
Cruciform Pendant with platinum, gold, set with diamonds and rubies
Oct 25, 7:00 PM WEST
Cruciform Pendant with platinum, gold, set with diamonds and rubies
by Leiloeira Santo Eloy
Est: €2,000- €2,500
€2,0000 Bids
Ruby vermeil heart pendant
Nov 17, 6:00 PM EST
Ruby vermeil heart pendant
by Captain Ahab's Antiques
Est: $45- $90
$350 Bids
Ruby vermeil round pendant
Nov 17, 6:00 PM EST
Ruby vermeil round pendant
by Captain Ahab's Antiques
Est: $35- $75
$250 Bids
14K GOLD ENAMEL CELESTIAL SKY ARCHER STARS MOON PENDANT
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
14K GOLD ENAMEL CELESTIAL SKY ARCHER STARS MOON PENDANT
by Kotler Galleries & Auctioneers
Est: $1,280- $1,660
$8000 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD CITRINE AND RUBY PENDANT/ENHANCER
Oct 17, 11:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD CITRINE AND RUBY PENDANT/ENHANCER
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $2,500- $3,000
$100 Bids
An early 20th century jadeite jade, ruby and diamond necklace, circa 1930
Oct 22, 11:00 AM BST
An early 20th century jadeite jade, ruby and diamond necklace, circa 1930
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£5000 Bids
BRILLANT - PENDANT WITH CHAIN
Oct 22, 6:00 PM CEST
BRILLANT - PENDANT WITH CHAIN
by Auktionshaus Rheine
Est: €80- €120
€500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Ruby Solitaire Necklaces


Riverside Galleries, Inc

Riverside Galleries, Inc

Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Cadmore Auctions

Cadmore Auctions