34 Royal Ruby Engagement Rings
After all, red is the color of romance.
Throughout the centuries, royalty has always gravitated towards rubies, so why not gift the most important person in your life this precious gemstone fit for kings and queens? After all, there's no denying that diamonds are no longer the only precious gemstone worthy of an engagement ring, especially with colorful jewels like emeralds and sapphires becoming an increasingly popular option for brides-to-be. Better yet, the July birthstone symbolizes love, passion, and courage—just like your proposal and relationship should! With their deep-red hue, rubies are a striking choice for an engagement ring. While rubies often look their most stunning in a vintage setting—like Kwiat's ruby and diamond concoctions or Trumpet & Horn's decorated rubies in a halo-setting—that doesn't mean they can't be classic. You can just as easily rock a ruby solitaire as you could a modern ruby cluster ring or trendy split-shank design (see Anna Sheffield and Bario Neal's crimson-centered creations).
As far as your setting goes, yellow gold or rose gold beautifully complement a ruby's scarlet shade, while white gold or platinum can look just as gorgeous. And often, a ruby doesn't have to stand alone—you can mix this deeply saturated stone with diamonds, or opt to mix it with other gemstones like sapphires, emeralds, or even opals. You can even choose to accent your ring with a ruby, rather than have it star at its center if you're not ready to fully commit to this fiery gemstone. Interested in this historically regal gemstone? Browse through some of our favorite ruby engagement rings!
Vintage Ruby Engagement Ring with Diamond Detailing
Kwiat Style 28005R Vintage Ring Ruby and Diamonds in 18K White Gold, price upon request, Kwiat.com.
Ruby Engagement Ring with a Round Diamond Halo
Ruby Classic Flora Engagement Ring with Diamonds
Ruby Engagement Ring with Diamond Pavé Halo
Blue Nile Style 45572 Ruby Diamond Pavé Halo Ring in 18k White Gold (1.63 ct center) (6.9mm), $9,500, BlueNile.com.
Ruby Engagement Ring with Flower Diamond Halo
Ruby Cluster Engagement Ring
Bario Neal Custom Heirloom Ruby Cluster Ring, price upon request, Bario-Neal.com.
Opal & Ruby Engagement Ring
Hexagonal Ruby Engagement Ring
Three Stone Ruby Engagement Ring
Victorian Era Ruby Engagement Ring
Vintage Ruby Engagement Ring with Intricate Diamond Border
Kwiat Style 28037R Vintage Ring ruby and diamond in 18K white gold, price upon request, Kwiat.com.
Sunset Ruby Engagement Ring
Arik Kastan Sunset Ruby and Diamond Ring, $2,500, GreenwichJewelers.com.
Ruby Engagement Ring with Marquise-Cut Side Stones
Ruby Engagement Ring with Diamond Halo
Brilliant Earth The Madelene Ring, price upon request, BrilliantEarth.com.
Ruby Engagement Ring with Braided Band
Reinstein / Ross Ruby Braid Ring, $6,950, TwistOnline.com.
Round Rosette Ruby Engagement Ring
Opal and Ruby Mandala Engagement Ring
Diamond and Ruby Fan Engagement Ring
Michelle Fantaci Diamond and Ruby Fan Ring, $2,315, TwistOnline.com.
Diamond and Ruby Three Leafside Engagement Ring
Cathy Waterman 22k Gold, Diamond and Ruby Three Leafside Ring in Recycled Metal and Ethically Sourced Stones, price upon request, Ylang23.com.
Vintage Ruby Engagement Ring with Diamond Halo
Double Diamond Halo Ruby Engagement Ring
Emerald-Cut Ruby Engagement Ring
Ruby Engagement Ring with Halo on Platinum Setting
Jack Kelége Style KPR 610 Platinum ring featuring a 3.00 carat ruby center and 1.78 carats full cut diamonds, price upon request, JackKelege.com.
Princess-Cut Ruby Engagement Ring
Ruby & Diamond Lotus Engagement Ring
Vintage-Inspired Ruby Engagement Ring
Trumpet & Horn "Cardinal Falls" Edwardian Era Engagement Ring, $13,750, TrumpetandHorn.com.
Solitaire Ruby Engagement Ring
Double-Banded Marquise-Cut Ruby Engagement Ring
Anna Sheffield Attelage Marquise Cut Ring Ruby, $5,300, AnnaSheffield.com.
Diamond and Ruby Engagement Ring
Coast Diamond Style LZKK0209-R 0.59 Round Diamonds, 1.81 CT Ruby, 18K White Gold, $28,512, CoastDiamond.com.