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Antique Ruby Rings

Ruby – the name given to red, gem quality corundum is one of the best gemstones for jewellery settings. Rubies may be any shade of red from pinkish to purplish or brownish red, depending upon the chromium and iron content.

Antique Diamond Rings is part of the Antique Jewellery Group where a vast array of rare and distinctive pieces can be found at www.antiquejewellerygroup.co.uk 

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Antique Ruby Rings

Ruby – the name given to red, gem quality corundum is one of the best gemstones for jewellery settings. Rubies may be any shade of red from pinkish to purplish or brownish red, depending upon the chromium and iron content.

Frequent twinning of the crystals makes the material liable to fracture, yet ruby is a tough mineral, second only to diamond in hardness.

As the crystals grow they form new layers and, depending on the geological conditions and minerals present, colour variations called ‘zoning’ occur.

Rubies appear worldwide in igneous and metamorphic rocks or as water worn pebbles in alluvial deposits. The finest stones come from Burma. Those from Thailand, the main source, are brownish red. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Vietnam produce bright red stones. Those from India, North Carolina, Russia, Australia and Norway are dark, sometimes even opaque.

Here at Antique Diamond Rings, we're pleased to offer a carefully selected and extensive range of antique ruby rings, as well as a collection of Victorian ruby rings and Art Deco rings, all as part of our wider range of antique rings. If you're looking to find out more information on any of our antique ruby rings or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Antique Diamond Rings is part of the Antique Jewellery Group where a vast array of rare and distinctive pieces can be found at www.antiquejewellerygroup.co.uk.