Ruby Wedding Rings
Ruby red wedding rings are a passionate, ultra-romantic way to cement your bond. Our range of ruby wedding rings take inspiration from trends both new and old and combine them with cutting edge technologies and techniques to create one-of-a-kind works of art.
The red ruby wedding rings we create are:
- Painstakingly handcrafted by a team of talented, local craftsmen
- Sourced with wholly ethical materials
- All independently valued so you know you’re getting a fair price
- Backed by our knowledgeable staff to help guide you through the purchasing process
Rubies symbolize intense passion. However, they also represent inspiration and awareness. For couples, they’re a poignant symbol of a loving lifelong relationship. As a result, they’re the perfect gem for a wedding ring.
The 4Cs of Rubies
At Jacob Mercari, we go beyond the 4Cs when evaluating gemstones. However, understanding how the 4Cs work can help you make a more educated decision and find the perfect ring.
As with many other coloured gemstones, colour is by far the most important factor when valuing rubies. The highest quality rubies possess as deep and intense a colour as possible. This is measured using the rubies hue, tone, and saturation.
The hue of a ruby refers to where it falls in the spectrum of other colours. Every ruby has both a primary and secondary colour. For all rubies, the primary colour is red. Common secondary colours include orange, purple, and pink.
A ruby’s tone is detailing how light or dark the red is. High-quality rubies are generally in the medium range for tone. Too dark and the colour is difficult to make out. Too light and the ruby’s colour is faint. Rubies that manage to straddle this balance become exceedingly valuable.
The saturation present in a ruby refers to its depth of colour. The more intense the colour, the more valuable the ruby. In addition, some rubies glow under UV light. These can have an even higher level of saturation than normal rubies.
A gemstone’s clarity refers to the number, size, colour, location, and quality of any imperfections present in the stones. Unlike with diamonds, which are examined under intense magnification, gemstones like sapphires and rubies go for a look that is clean to the naked eye. The more clear a ruby looks, the more valuable it is.
However, it is impossible for a natural ruby to possess no inclusions. Rubies that have no inclusions are suspected of being treated or synthetic.
In some rare cases, rubies can possess inclusions that actually increase the value of the gem. This is called asterism, which allows three or six-pointed stars to be visible when the gem is viewed under proper lighting conditions.
Unlike diamonds, the cut of a ruby is not graded. This is because the cut of a ruby is much less important than its colour and clarity. However, a good cut can bring out the true glow of a ruby. When a jeweller cuts a ruby, there are three main goals he or she has:
- Maximize Colour
- Maximize Carat Weight
- Minimize Inclusions
As with all other gemstones, the more the carat weight, the more valuable the ruby is. Generally, when talking about rubies, carat weight is the least important factor in the overall quality of the gem.
Whether you’re looking for ruby wedding ring sets, men’s ruby wedding rings, ruby wedding rings for women, or just a simple wedding ring with rubies, we have a wide selection of high-quality rings. Our staff will help you pick a ring you’ll be proud of. With the guidance of our expert craftsmen and the wide selection present, you can’t go wrong by shopping at Jacob Mercari. Contact us today to find the perfect ring.