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Lily Arkwright sponsors Manchester Film Festival

Manchester Film Festival

Lily Arkwright are thrilled to support Manchester Film Festival 2023 as this years lead partner. MFF showcases the very best UK & international...

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Lily Arkwright Supports Unicef

Supporting Unicef

This year marks Lily Arkwright's 5th year of supporting Unicef during Black Friday building upon our successful 2019 Unicef Halloween Ball partner...

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Lily Arkwright Supports Global Witness

Global Witness

Global Witness brings together the issues of human rights, corruption, the trade in natural resources, the role of banks, the arms trade, conflict...

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Lily Arkwright Award Nominations


Award Winning Jeweller

Proudly nominated for two of the UK's showcase Jewellery awards.

We're thrilled to have been nominated for Showroom Design of the Year by The Retail Jewellery awards committee and also Team of The Year by the Professional Jeweller awards team.


Ruby Engagement Rings

What are ruby engagement rings?

The focal point of a ruby engagement ring is a central ruby gemstone. Rubies, which are well-known for their vivid red colour, stand for vigour, love, and passion. These rings highlight the beauty of rubies, which are frequently set in halo settings, solitaires, or with diamond accents. Because of their hardness and durability, rubies withstand normal wear and tear well, making them appropriate for symbols of enduring commitment. Ruby engagement rings are a unique and striking option, providing a passionate and distinctive alternative to traditional diamond rings. Their vivid allure and symbolism of enduring love have captured attention. Ruby's bold colour and romantic association have further contributed to its appeal.

What is the history of ruby engagement rings?

Ruby engagement rings have a rich history dating back centuries. Rubies, revered for their fiery red hue, were esteemed by ancient cultures as symbols of love and passion. Royalty throughout history adorned themselves with rubies, associating these gemstones with power and romance. In the 20th century, with a resurgence of interest in colourful gemstones, ruby engagement rings regained popularity, captivating with their vibrant allure. The enduring legacy of rubies in jewellery, coupled with their symbolism of love and vitality, continues to make them a cherished choice for engagements, offering a bold and timeless expression of affection and commitment.

Can a ruby engagement ring be resized?

Resizing a ruby engagement ring is possible, but it can be more complex due to the gemstone's hardness and the intricacy of the setting. Lily Arkwright jewellers skilled in working with precious gemstones like rubies can assess the feasibility of resizing. Enlarging the ring may involve careful adjustments to the band without affecting the integrity of the ruby or its setting. Reducing the ring's size might be more feasible, but limitations exist depending on the setting style and design. Lily Arkwright expertise in resizing gemstone rings can provide guidance on the safest approach to ensure the ruby's beauty and structural integrity are preserved.


Celebrity Ruby Rings

Eva Longoria’s ruby engagement ring

Eva Longoria's engagement ring boasts a striking ruby centre stone set amidst diamonds, a gift from José Antonio Bastón. The vivid ruby, known for its passionate red hue, radiates elegance and symbolism, embodying love's intensity and commitment in a timeless and captivating design cherished by the actress.

our favourites

Lily Arkwright Loves

Giselle round or Leanora round rings

Ruby engagement rings, revered for their fiery red hue, symbolises passion and enduring love. These corundum gemstones, renowned for their durability and brilliance, exude elegance and timeless allure. Adorned with significance, rubies evoke romance, making them exquisite choices for expressing commitment and heartfelt affection in stunning and cherished designs.