In Sanskrit, the word for ruby is “ratnaraj” – King of Gemstones. The sensuous red color of fine ruby inspires love, passion, and power –it has been one of the most valuable gems for thousands of years. Although many red stones have been mistaken for ruby throughout history (most notably: red spinel, red tourmaline, and red garnet) the value and desire for beautiful rubies has never waned.
As durable as they are beautiful, a well cared-for ruby may be enjoyed for generations. Antique and estate ruby rings from the 19th and early 20th centuries are rare and special pieces of history. Natural stones with an aura of mystery and romance, they hold an allure for collectors, historians, and jewelry lovers alike. If you are looking for something very special, an antique or estate ruby ring may be just the thing.
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