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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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18k Gold Red Ruby and Marquise Diamond Ring Size 8
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
18k Gold Red Ruby and Marquise Diamond Ring Size 8
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$6009 Bids
14k Gold Designer Three Row Diamond and Ruby Ring
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
14k Gold Designer Three Row Diamond and Ruby Ring
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$3757 Bids
A RETRO 18CT GOLD DIAMOND STONE SET RING
May 30, 3:30 PM AEST
A RETRO 18CT GOLD DIAMOND STONE SET RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD700- AUD900
AUD1606 Bids
A 9CT GOLD RUBY AND DIAMOND RING
May 30, 3:30 PM AEST
A 9CT GOLD RUBY AND DIAMOND RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD1106 Bids
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18KYG 3.51CTTW RUBY & DIAMOND HALO RING, 6
May 29, 11:00 AM EDT
18KYG 3.51CTTW RUBY & DIAMOND HALO RING, 6
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,600- $2,400
$2005 Bids
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.8CT RUBY 14K YELLOW GOLD LADIES DIAMOND RING
Jun 01, 1:00 PM EDT
.8CT RUBY 14K YELLOW GOLD LADIES DIAMOND RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $500- $10,000
$3404 Bids
RUBY AND DIAMOND RING, CIRCA 1976 Property from the Estate of a Private Sydney Collector
Jun 05, 2:00 PM AEST
RUBY AND DIAMOND RING, CIRCA 1976 Property from the Estate of a Private Sydney Collector
by Leonard Joel
Est: AUD900- AUD1,600
AUD1,1004 Bids
14k Yellow Gold 1.5 CTTW Ruby & Diamond Ring Sz7
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
14k Yellow Gold 1.5 CTTW Ruby & Diamond Ring Sz7
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1504 Bids
9ct R/G Ruby 0.28ct ring
Jun 02, 2:00 PM AEST
9ct R/G Ruby 0.28ct ring
by Tuckerbox Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1003 Bids
10k Gold Ruby and Diamond Baguette Ring
May 29, 10:00 AM CDT
10k Gold Ruby and Diamond Baguette Ring
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $250- $350
$603 Bids
Victorian Ruby and Diamond Five Stone Ring
May 29, 11:00 AM EDT
Victorian Ruby and Diamond Five Stone Ring
by Intervendue
Est: $800- $1,200
$3502 Bids
GIA BURMESE RUBY AND DIAMOND RING PLT
Jun 02, 10:00 AM EDT
GIA BURMESE RUBY AND DIAMOND RING PLT
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $5,500- $6,000
$302 Bids
BURMA RUBY & DIAMOND RING, GREAT FOR SMALLER HAND
Jun 02, 10:00 AM EDT
BURMA RUBY & DIAMOND RING, GREAT FOR SMALLER HAND
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $2,100- $2,300
$702 Bids
Three Gold Rings include: 14K with Garnet, 14K with Ruby, 14K and 10K with Ruby and Diamonds
May 31, 10:00 AM CDT
Three Gold Rings include: 14K with Garnet, 14K with Ruby, 14K and 10K with Ruby and Diamonds
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$1252 Bids
5 Vintage .925 & Sterling Silver Rings
Jun 02, 9:00 AM MST
5 Vintage .925 & Sterling Silver Rings
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
18ct Y/G Ruby & Diamond ring
Jun 02, 2:00 PM AEST
18ct Y/G Ruby & Diamond ring
by Tuckerbox Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD602 Bids
10k Academy Ring from 1955
May 30, 9:00 AM EDT
10k Academy Ring from 1955
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
18kt White Gold Filigree Ring With Synthetic Ruby Center Stone
May 30, 9:00 AM EDT
18kt White Gold Filigree Ring With Synthetic Ruby Center Stone
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
RING
May 31, 2:00 PM CEST
RING
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €240- €480
€2401 Bid
RING
May 31, 2:00 PM CEST
RING
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €120- €240
€1201 Bid
RING
May 31, 2:00 PM CEST
RING
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €130- €260
€1301 Bid
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A lady's 10kt yellow gold ring, size: 6 3/4
May 29, 9:00 AM PDT
A lady's 10kt yellow gold ring, size: 6 3/4
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $300- $500
$2001 Bid
10ct W/G Ruby 5.14ct ring
Jun 02, 2:00 PM AEST
10ct W/G Ruby 5.14ct ring
by Tuckerbox Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
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2.25CTW RUBY & IOLITE 10K GOLD LADIES RING
Jun 01, 1:00 PM EDT
2.25CTW RUBY & IOLITE 10K GOLD LADIES RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $250- $10,000
$101 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Ruby Rings


Simrit Collection

Simrit Collection

Intervendue

Intervendue

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Historia Auctionata

Historia Auctionata