This exquisite Ruby precious gemstone is a popular alternative engagement ring to the classic diamond ring. The Ruby is the statement piece that everyone will be talking about. We’re confident we can craft you, the perfect custom ruby ring at Waldemar Jewellers Sydney.

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A Guide To Choosing Your Ruby Gemstone

Rubies, known as the “King of Gemstones,” have captivated civilisations for centuries. Their origins are often linked to the silk road countries like Burma (Myanmar), which is famous for its pigeon blood red rubies which is the most sought after hue. Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Madagascar also contribute to the world’s ruby production. Inspecting the gem for visible inclusions, selecting a shape, and determining the ideal carat size all play a crucial role in the decision-making process.

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Why Choose an Ruby Engagement Ring?

Selecting a ruby engagement ring is a choice rich in symbolism. Rubies are not only a symbol of romantic love but also represent knowledge, courage, and happiness. Wearing a ruby engagement ring can ignite deep emotions, including love, passion, serenity, and clear thinking. Many believe that rubies infuse a marriage with romance. With a Mohs hardness rating of 9.0, rubies are incredibly durable and suitable for everyday wear, second only to diamonds in natural gemstone hardness. Rubies come in various cuts and shapes, with the round cut being a popular choice for engagement rings. This classic shape accentuates the vivid color and qualities of the ruby, making it a perfect choice for expressing love and commitment.

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Ruby Pendant Necklaces

Rubies have long been the centrepiece of stunning necklaces. The most famous Ruby Necklace was gifted to Elizabeth Taylor and consisted of 7 Rubies surrounded by diamonds. Another famous Ruby Necklace was the one given to Julia Roberts in the film Pretty Woman. With our custom design service we can bring your idea to life or customise any of our existing designs to have a ruby gemstone.

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Ruby Earrings

Rubies retained their importance with the birth of the Western World and became one of the most sought-after gems of European royalty and the upper class, Wearing a ruby as an earring will always be a bold statement of luxury and beauty. With our custom design service we can bring your idea to life or customise any of our existing designs to have a ruby gemstone.

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Ruby Eternity Ring

Ruby eternity rings are an ideal choice for a ruby anniversary gift, which is traditionally celebrated after forty years of marriage. The deep red colour of rubies symbolises love, passion, and commitment, perfectly capturing the essence of this significant milestone. These exquisite rings serve as a heartfelt tribute, commemorating a lifetime of shared love and cherished moments. With our custom design service we can bring your idea to life or customise any of our existing designs to have a ruby gemstone.

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The History & Meaning of a Ruby

The word ruby comes from Latin ruber, meaning red. In Sanskrit, the ruby is called Ratnaraj “king of the precious stone”. They were first discovered in the Mogok region of Myanmar as early as 2500 BC. People in India believed that rubies enabled their owners to live in peace with their enemies. Rubies are created well below the earth’s surface under extreme heat and pressure. Oxygen and aluminium atoms, when compressed create corundum. The presence of chromium gives the gem its stunning red appearance. The intense red colour represents love, anger, passion, and fury. It’s associated with objects of power and desire, like fast cars and red roses. Rubies are considered one of the rarest gemstones and those larger than one carat are even rarer. As a symbol of passion, ruby makes an ideal romantic anniverary gift.

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The 4 C’s of Ruby Gemstones

At Waldemar Jewellers, our proficiency in determining the quality of jewels and gemstones is one of the reasons we have earned the reputation of being Sydney’s best jeweller. When assessing the quality of ruby, we follow the four C’s; cut, colour, clarity and carat weight.

Cut: Rubies exist in many shapes and cuts in the market, rubies reveal their full beauty when they are cut. However, because a rough ruby is so valuable, dealers and consumers accept gemstones without the precision cuts required of fine diamonds.

Colour: Most fine rubies have a medium to medium-dark tone. A ruby should not be so dark that its colour is obscured, nor so light that its colour appears diluted or distinct. They get their reddish colour from traces of the element chromium in its crystal structure.

Clarity: Every natural ruby gemstone has colour impurities or inclusion in it. Therefore, the value of a ruby depends upon the visibility of these inclusion particles. The best clarity grade for ruby is “eye-clean” which means no inclusion is visible to the naked eye.

Carat Weight & Size: A ruby of five carats is large enough to get the attention of serious gem collectors. The greater the weight of the ruby, the better value and quality it has in the market

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Celebrities Wearing Rubies

Rubies stunning red colour has attracted celebrities to wearing them on the red carpet. Bella Hadid is a big Ruby fan and is often seen wearing a gold necklace with ruby gemstones. Scarlet Johnsons and Taylor Swift are also fans of this beautiful precious gemstone. 

Here at Waldemar jewellery, you can create your own unique ruby pieces with us.

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One Of A Kind Ruby Fine Jewellery

Ruby is considered the stone of royalty, that is the reason many royal families have studded rubies in their crowns, sceptres, and regalia. It is known as the symbol of power, ability and health. The ruby is the birthstone of July and the symbol of the 40th wedding anniversary. They are perfect for ruby earrings, ruby pendant necklaces, ruby eternity rings, ruby dress rings and ruby bracelets.

Browse our full range of ruby fine jewellery to customise a beautiful statement piece for you or your loved ones.

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