‘Red’, the symbol of passionate love, soft romance and vigorous youth is well displayed by ‘Ruby’ gemstone. Forever classics, ruby engagement rings in platinum continue to woo women since centuries. Ruby is well said to be ‘The king of Gemstones’ and the ‘Gemstone of Kings’ due to its fiery red color and eternal brilliance. Equally loved by men and women of all ages, ruby rings showcase irresistible beauty. Since centuries, Royals have preferred ruby as the valuable gemstone of most Crown Jewels.
Ruby can be said to be the red cousin of sapphire gemstone as they both belong to the same mineral group, corundum. The gleaming red color of this gemstone is due to the presence of chromium while formation. Birthstone of July, ruby gemstones can have various tints and shades of red; ranging from pink to dark red. For many years, the best source for the finest rubies was Burma (now Myanmar). Rubies from the mines of Mogok (Burma) display pure red color, which is most sought after color. It is popularly known as ‘pigeon’s blood’ and is considered the topmost quality of rubies. This quality of gemstone is prominent choice for solitaire ruby engagement rings. Some of the rubies from Burma have strong fluorescence, when exposed to sunlight. High quality rubies, in larger sizes are very rare and hence they are more desired, and demand premium prices. Other sources of fine quality rubies are Thailand, India, Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, etc. Thailand is one of the world’s most important ruby trading center and approximately 80% of rubies go through Thailand at some point in their trading cycle.
Gemstone of nobility, ruby is one of the four precious gemstones and is believed to bestow love and fidelity on the wearer. Popularly known as the gem of confidence, loyalty and courage; ruby jewelry is said to activate one’s base chakra. In Asian countries, it is believed that if a couple exchanges ruby rings, then, their bond of love will remain intact forever. This is why Mark Zuckerberg chose a ruby wedding ring for his Asian-American wife. Not only this, ruby is said to instill strength, vitality and strength in the owner. Depending upon which metal you pick, ruby rings can render different effects on the wearer. For example, if you choose ruby engagement ring in yellow gold, it will bring along the energies of the sun, while those set in silver, will bring the energies of moon. Some cultures believe that rubies influence the blood and control its pressure within wearer’s body. It strengthens both physical and emotional heart and provides a zest to live.
Ruby has adorned the fingers of British Royals since long. Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York wears a ruby and diamond halo engagement ring. Her engagement ring is one of the most imitated ruby engagement rings. Queen Victoria received a ruby and diamond ring as wedding gift from her half sister Feodora. Another popular vintage ruby ring in history was the one presented to Queen Mary on her wedding. Hollywood A-list celebrities have time and again flashed their commitment for ruby and diamond engagement rings. Ashlee Simpson’s ring is vintage ruby engagement ring and her sister, Jessica Simpson wears her July birthstone in ruby three stone engagement ring.
Your hunt for a perfect ruby ring ends at Angara. Family owned gemstone jewelry Company since three generations, it serves you directly. Having no middleman involved, you can save up to 40% and boast your love for ruby rings. Not only this, they also provide you with a large collection of carefully designed rings. Handcrafted in the USA, the gemstones are handpicked and are set keeping every minute detail in consideration. Whether you opt for an antique ruby engagement ring or a contemporary sparkle, your jewelry ensemble will be glorified. Representing selfless love and forever commitment, ruby promise ring is an ideal option for friends and lovers. Additionally, a free choice to pick your own gemstone (its quality and carats) and the metal types (platinum, yellow gold, white gold and silver) provide you with a large number of options to design your own ring. What makes Angara stand out of the crowd is, its motto to serve its valuable customers 24X7. “Our jewelry is an excellent embellishment to accentuate your style statement”, says Ankur Daga, CEO of Angara.com.