Ah! What can we say about a ruby ring? For that matter any ring. We females have this inexplicable attraction towards all things shiny and a ruby ring definitely comes under this purview. Ruby is one of the four or five precious stones, which includes diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, alexandrite and the ruby, of course. Rubies are often described as being red but when you actually look at a ruby, you will find that it is not quite red but can vary between a shade of pinkish maroon to the deepest blood red (which is closer to maroon than red but not quite). Some rubies from certain places like the ones sourced from places like Sri Lanka among others, are known to have a color that is described as pigeon blood. Most rubies tend to have ‘silk’ in them, which is a flaw but is also considered to be a sign that the stone is pure. Like diamonds, the color and clarity of the ruby will determine the purity of the stone. While researching about rubies you should also look up the top jewelry designers of the world for you to know about so that you can have an easier time when picking the ruby ring design that you want.
Irreplaceable Ruby Ring Designs For Women
When you are studying diamond jewelry and a more fashionable you, you will come across factors that define its value like color, cut, clarity and carat and this knowledge is useful for ruby jewelry too. You would do well to learn to wear your jewelry right before going to go and pick out the right ruby ring for you to wear.
The thing is that a good quality ruby with the right purity factor along with the color, cut, clarity and the carat is going to be an expensive proposition. That is why we feel that the first step that you are going to have to take is to ensure that you are making your purchase decision armed with all the facts. Then pick out a reputable jeweler so that you do not get shortchanged. If you are considering a ruby ring because ruby is your birthstone – you should know that rubies are recommended to people born in the month of July and to those who have the influence of the planet Mars in their astrological chart. For such cases, a qualified gemologist will recommend the kind of stone you should go with and the kind of setting it requires in terms of the metal used. In most instances, the use of silver or gold is recommended. For such purposes, the bottom of the ring has to have an open setting so that sun rays and water touches on the stone before touching your skin.
However, if you are considering a ruby ring for purposes other than astrological needs, you can pretty much go for any setting, shape, and metal you like including platinum. Since ruby comes in a warm shade (dark pink to blood red or maroon), it works well in conjunction with cooler looking stones like diamond. If you are looking to buy a ruby ring that has a design to highlight the ruby rather than other stones, then go for tiny diamonds around a bigger ruby. As far as the cut of the ruby is concerned, there are many cuts and shapes possible like that of the diamonds and emeralds. Another choice you may have with rubies, which works better than it does with diamonds is the cabochon cut. This is a smooth cut which does not have facets and tends to minimize the shine of the stone. But it is a difficult to achieve cut and can be more expensive than the conventional faceted cuts.
All settings like cathedral, bezel, multiple prongs, channel, pave, flush, etc., can be possible with rubies. That means it is good that you have choice not only of cuts and metals but also different types of settings with the ruby ring. This can make it difficult for you to make a choice but it is good in terms of variety.