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Ruby Rings Buying Guide

Classic Diamond Halo Ruby Vintage RingThe history of rings goes as far back as human civilizations. Historically, when a couple decided to “wed", their community would tie up the pair, together with grass ropes. Back then, the ropes would be tied around the wrists to symbolize their existing bond. Cleary, modern traditions with rings have evolved greatly since then. While rings (and bands) are traditionally the most popular for engagement and wedding, other occasions include, but are not limited to, anniversaries, birthdays and graduations.
Whether you’re shopping for a Ruby Solitaire Ring or a Ruby with Diamonds Ring, if you can dream, we can create. Angara is known as ‘The Gemstone Destination’ because we are a direct source and can completely personalize your ring from scratch. Our Team of experts will help you every step of the way. We’re honored to educate our customers as much as possible, so they can make an informed decision, and shop with confidence. We believe an informed decision is better than an impulsive one. For that reason, among others, we have a company policy to make sure you know exactly what you are receiving, exceeding your expectations.
You are the center of attention of our buying process and shopping experience. We are happy to inform you about everything from the quality of your gemstone(s) to the aesthetics of your ring design(s). We understand each of our customers have their own preferences, ring styles and needs.
Ruby rings, or rubies studded with gemstones such as diamonds, present ultimate class and elegance. The section below will help you decide on the right ruby ring for yourself or for your loved one. A decision based on information is better than one based on impulse. In order to ensure you receive the best quality, value and price, we have certified independent appraisers that will confirm what you receive.
The Angara Team of Personal Jewelers will gladly give you all the details to personalize the process. The buying process is all about you. We are happy to find the right gemstones ant the right designs to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Ring Types

Rings are primarily classified by the occasion at which they will be worn. The following are general classifications of rings based on their gemstones and/or settings.
  • Bands: Bands are the simplest form of rings. A flat band consists of a strip of metal that is created into a circle, symbolizing the unity of two lives.
  • Solitaire Rings: Solitaire rings are set with a large gemstone as the centerpiece. These are named according to the shape of the studded gemstone and shank design. A few examples include round, marquise, oval, cushion or square and split shank, curved shank or crossover shank.
  • Eternity Rings: Eternity rings are rings with continuous gemstones of identical cut, carat weight and diameter set in one row covering the entire ring. The most common stone shapes are round or princess cut (or square) and the most common settings are claw or channel. When the stones are studded in a semi-circular fashion, the ring design is referred to as a half-eternity ring.
  • Cluster Rings: Cluster rings are rings with a group of stones in a cluster setting, forming the focal point of the ring. Aesthetically, when seen from a short distance, the ring appears to have one large gemstone. The cluster setting usually consists of one large stone (popularly oval or round) in the center surrounded by several smaller stones.
  • Three Stone Rings: Three stone rings are set with three gemstones in the center; a larger one in the very center and two smaller ones on each side. Often referred to as the “Classic”, the three gemstones are combinations of sapphire, ruby, emerald, diamond, tanzanite with diamonds on each side.
  • Five Stone Rings: Similarly, five stone rings include five gemstones set in a row. In the five stone setting, you can have all one gemstone type (I.e. Five sapphires in a row) or a combination of your favorite gemstones.

Gemstone Shape

These are further classified based on the gemstone cut and the jewelry setting they will be placed. Gemstones are cut to retain maximum light refraction and weight and simultaneously exhibiting optimal color and brilliance. And since each gemstone is unique, there aren't any rigid beauty gemstone standards and therefore is based on your personal preference. A well cut gemstone is able to illuminate the play of light. The gemstone gives life as light reflects against their multiple facets.
Let’s further clarify between the shape and the cut. Shape refers to the physical formation of the stone. On the other hand, the cut determines how well the shape has been brought to life, or executed. Here are the most common and popular gemstone cuts:
Gemstone Shape

Ring Settings

  • Bar Setting: Bar is a piece of metal set between gemstones, which hold them securely in place.
  • Bezel Setting: A bezel setting has a metal rim that fits around the gemstone perimeter and securely holds in place.
  • Half Bezel Setting: Similarly, this setting has the bezel border, but in a semi-circle fashion.
  • Channel Setting: The channel setting is a groove in the metal band that holds a row of stones between two parallel bars. The stones are held next to each other without any metal bars between them.
  • Invisible Setting: The invisible setting showcases several rows of stones without any metal around them, which interrupts it’s pattern. The gemstones are set with special pre-made grooves into the band. The gemstones rest securely in the band and the metal underneath them appears invisible.
  • Pave Setting: This setting has little beads (14K Gold, 18K Gold or Platinum) to secure many gemstones in a pattern. Pave settings create the look of a path or field of gemstones. It’s popular because of a high sparkle factor.
  • Prong Setting: A prong is a metal claw that protrudes from the band to clasp the gemstone and hold it secure. It is the most widely used setting. Prongs are best suited for showcasing large gemstones. For solitaire rings, usually 4 to 6 prongs are used. The number of prongs depends on the ring style, gemstone security and design. There is also a special prong called a "V" prong, often used for princess-cut gemstones.

Ring Sizing Angara Tips:

A wider band can be worn somewhat loosely. Large knuckles or larger fingers fit more comfortably with looser rings, while slimmer knuckles or fingers are better with a tighter fit. For your convenience and confidence, we do offer ring re-sizing as a free service, but the less resizing is required, the happier you’ll feel. For that reason, Angara provides multiple ways you can determine your most comfortable size, down to the quarters. The first excellent method for measurement is to find a ring that is a little smaller than the second knuckle of your fingers. This ensures that your ring fit is comfortable, but also will be securely set on your finger. When selecting the ring size that best fits you, we recommend a size that factor in water-retention, exercise, climate and weather.

Angara Advice

Ring styles often change over time. There are always trends that rule or retire. Ring selection should be based on personal preferences because he/she will be wearing and looking at their ring on a daily basis. We want to make sure that surprise smile is there every day.
A classical, multi-purpose ring is the eternity band. For example, it may be worn as a wedding or anniversary ring. For all sorts of occasions, we provide stackable rings. You can wear them separately on each finger or stack them together on one as celebrities do.
Think ahead about the wedding band options and preferences. For example, ask yourself will she be wearing the engagement ring on the same hand as the wedding band? Some women wear them on different hands. If she wants to wear them on the same hand, do you want them to line up perfectly together, or would you like a little space between the two rings? We can custom make a band that will curve around almost any engagement ring. It is best to shop for your wedding ring with your engagement ring. They will fit perfectly together (as each person’s hands vary) and they will be considered your own personalized creation.

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Author : Ankit Daga