The color red has long symbolized love and life. In addition, ruby serves as the July birthstone and an alternative birthstone for Capricorns.
Ruby fluorescence under ultraviolet light, including natural sunlight, actually makes the stone glow. In the past, this faint glow caused some to believe that the stones were alive. In other lore, they fluoresce because they contain fire. Glowing rubies seem to visibly represent passion.
Ruby has also been a favorite choice of celebrities and royalty. Jessica Simpson’s engagement ring features a ruby center stone, while her sister, Ashlee Simpson received an Art Deco-inspired ring with calibrated-cut rubies. In 1985, Prince Andrew proposed to Sarah Ferguson with a ruby ring to match her red locks. But that’s not the only royal engagement ring. Photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones proposed to Princess Margaret in 1960 with a ruby ring made to resemble a flower. The ring design was inspired by the Princess’s middle name, Rose.
Somethings About Ruby Engagement Rings
Symbolizes love, courage, passion, and protection
More durable and less expensive than other gemstones