“When in doubt, wear red.” - Bill Blass, Fashion Designer When you think drop-dead gorgeous, what color comes to mind? Whether it’s iconic lipstick or the sexiest of dresses, you can’t go wrong with red. And what jewel is synonymous with the show-stopping beauty of red? Rubies, of course! What better gem to feature alongside a flawless diamond to express your undying love? Diamond and ruby engagement rings are classic and timeless, and will represent the passion you have for one another.
RubiesIn order to truly appreciate the diamond and ruby engagement ring, one must understand the grace and elegance of the ruby. Rubies, although often synonymous with a certain shade of red, come in a variety of hues. The most sought after shade of ruby is pure red with a hint of blue, referred to as “pigeon’s blood.” Rubies can range from having a tinge of other colors, including pinks, purples, blues, and even oranges.
Rubies are known to be one of the most durable gemstones, so they are a perfect choice to be featured in a piece of jewelry that will be worn day after day. They are also rather easy to clean by using a soft brush and regular dish soap. Rubies are July’s birthstone, making them ideal for a summer wedding or engagement. However, this is not the only time of year exclusive to the stone. Because of its relationship to love, rubies are often given as gifts for Valentine’s Day. And what better way to celebrate this holiday of love than to present an exquisite diamond and ruby engagement ring?
Pairing with DiamondsIf rubies mean love, passion, and desire, then diamonds would show up right under rubies in a thesaurus. This makes for a wonderful combination on a ring that represents the love between two people. The diamond and ruby engagement ring symbolizes the agreement and culmination of a marriage. Apart, these two stones are beautiful and revered. But together, they are truly something to behold.
The stones themselves have a relationship, as well. Their value can become a topic of debate, as a very large and exceptional ruby can often be more expensive than a diamond. However, some vintage ruby rings can be relatively inexpensive compared to diamond rings of a similar nature. Any shade of ruby looks stunning paired with a flawless diamond. Our platinum vintage inspired Stonewall ring features a round brilliant cut diamond surrounded by bright red calibre cut rubies. To find the diamond and ruby engagement ring of your dreams, browse the vintage and vintage inspired pieces in our ruby products.