Throughout history, rubies have been recognised as one of the world's most valuable gemstones. Lab grown rubies have a deep and vivid colour and a clarity seen in only the very best mined rubies. Lily Arkwright offer a stunning collection of Chatham lab grown ruby engagement and dress rings.
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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.
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.