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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

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ruby and diamond necklace
Oct 13, 2:30 PM CEST
ruby and diamond necklace
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €0- €0
€1,0001 Bid
28.04 CTW Natural Ruby And Diamond Necklace In 18K White Gold
Oct 10, 12:00 AM PDT
28.04 CTW Natural Ruby And Diamond Necklace In 18K White Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $6,250- $9,400
$11 Bid
RUBY AND BAGUETTE DIAMOND HEART PENDANT
Oct 15, 10:00 AM EDT
RUBY AND BAGUETTE DIAMOND HEART PENDANT
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $1,800- $2,000
$101 Bid
RUBY AND DIAMOND HALO ETERNITY NECKLACE
Oct 15, 10:00 AM EDT
RUBY AND DIAMOND HALO ETERNITY NECKLACE
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $32,000- $35,000
$501 Bid
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KULTURPERLEN-RUBIN-COLLIER
Oct 04, 2:00 PM CEST
KULTURPERLEN-RUBIN-COLLIER
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF400- CHF600
CHF4001 Bid
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EFFY GEMMA 14K RG 4.19CTW RUBY DIAMOND PENDANT
Oct 23, 9:00 AM MST
EFFY GEMMA 14K RG 4.19CTW RUBY DIAMOND PENDANT
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Vintage 14K. yellow gold pendant set with natural ruby ​​and diamond.
Oct 12, 10:00 AM CEST
Vintage 14K. yellow gold pendant set with natural ruby ​​and diamond.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €500- €550
€4000 Bids
Ruby String Bead Necklace
Oct 11, 10:00 PM EDT
Ruby String Bead Necklace
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $860- $1,800
$4300 Bids
RUBY BEADS NECKLACE
Oct 12, 10:00 PM EDT
RUBY BEADS NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $800- $1,200
$6750 Bids
RUBY BEADS NECKLACE
Oct 12, 10:00 PM EDT
RUBY BEADS NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $700- $900
$5250 Bids
SILVER TONED FASHION BIB NECKLACE WITH RUBY
Oct 11, 11:00 AM EDT
SILVER TONED FASHION BIB NECKLACE WITH RUBY
by Vintage Auctions Online
Est: $30- $50
$100 Bids
SILVER TONED FASHION BIB NECKLACE WITH RUBY
Oct 11, 11:00 AM EDT
SILVER TONED FASHION BIB NECKLACE WITH RUBY
by Vintage Auctions Online
Est: $30- $50
$100 Bids
RUBY BEADS NECKLACE
Oct 18, 10:00 PM EDT
RUBY BEADS NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $800- $1,200
$6750 Bids
RUBY BEADS NECKLACE
Oct 18, 10:00 PM EDT
RUBY BEADS NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $700- $900
$5250 Bids
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A ruby, red stones and diamond pendant, 19th century
Oct 14, 2:30 PM CEST
A ruby, red stones and diamond pendant, 19th century
by Sotheby's
Est: €900- €1,200
€9000 Bids
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Ruby Blue Sapphire & Diamond 14k Gold Necklace
Oct 22, 9:00 AM MDT
Ruby Blue Sapphire & Diamond 14k Gold Necklace
by North American Auction Company
Est: $2,700- $4,700
$9000 Bids
Ruby String Bead Necklace
Oct 25, 10:00 PM EDT
Ruby String Bead Necklace
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $860- $1,800
$4300 Bids
Joaillerie Collier et son pendentif en or blanc 18 carats serti d'un rubis naturel de +/-1,04 car
Oct 12, 6:30 PM CEST
Joaillerie Collier et son pendentif en or blanc 18 carats serti d'un rubis naturel de +/-1,04 car
by Vanderkindere
Est: €650- €850
€6500 Bids
28.20 CTW Natural Ruby And Diamond Necklace In 18K White Gold
Oct 08, 12:00 AM PDT
28.20 CTW Natural Ruby And Diamond Necklace In 18K White Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $14,590- $21,900
$10 Bids
48.75 CTW Natural African Ruby And Diamond Necklace In 18K Yellow Gold
Oct 08, 12:00 AM PDT
48.75 CTW Natural African Ruby And Diamond Necklace In 18K Yellow Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $7,130- $10,700
$10 Bids
57.62 CTW Natural Ruby And Diamond Necklace In 18K Yellow Gold
Oct 09, 12:00 AM PDT
57.62 CTW Natural Ruby And Diamond Necklace In 18K Yellow Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $9,270- $13,900
$10 Bids
55.35 CTW Natural Ruby And Diamond Necklace In 14K Yellow Gold
Oct 09, 12:00 AM PDT
55.35 CTW Natural Ruby And Diamond Necklace In 14K Yellow Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $8,170- $12,300
$10 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Ruby Solitaire Necklaces


Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Simrit Collection

Simrit Collection