47 Ruby Red Engagement Rings Ideas & Styles

Rev up the romance with this crimson-hued gemstone on your bridal bling

Updated 03/29/19
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Rubies may be not be the first stone that comes to mind when thinking about an engagement ring, but ruby engagement rings have a long history of symbolizing love, courage, passion, and protection. About as distinguished as you can get, rubies were once the stones of ancient kings and queens, making a ruby engagement ring an entirely regal choice. Besides, who doesn't want to look down at their hand and feel like royalty? In terms of feeling fresh and modern, ruby engagement rings are entirely in line with the untraditional ring styles modern brides crave—from unique settings to contemporary shapes, and, of course, gemstones.

While most precious gems are much softer than diamonds which are the most durable (hence their dominance amid the engagement ring market), rubies are a lot more resilient than other gemstones, coming in second to the diamond in terms of toughness. They range in color from bright cherry red to dark reddish-brown and then the most popular hue, which is a deep-blood red with blue and purple undertones (these are known as Burmese and Pigeon's Blood rubies). These various shades of red pair incredibly well with yellow and rose gold settings, though, that hardly means you're limited to said settings. Plenty of platinum and white mounting pair just as well with this blazing gemstone. If you're not fully committed to going for a red-hued center stone, consider a ruby to serve as side or accent stones in a three-stone ring or cluster design.

Of course, there's the cost benefit of choosing a ruby. Like any gemstone, you're likely to get a lot more bang for your buck when going for a ruby engagement ring as opposed to a diamond one, even if you mix it with diamonds in a vintage or art deco setting or go for a raw or rough-cut stone.

Whether it's Spinelli Kilcollin’s contemporary take with mixed accent stones in yellow and rose gold, Adel Chefridi’s east-west oval setting, Harry Winston’s classic cushion-cut ruby ring, or Erstwhile’s three-stone Edwardian stunner, rubies offer as much variety as any other center stone.

Sold on a ruby engagement ring? Ahead, scroll through 70 spectacular styles for every taste and budget.

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Alberto 5.24 Carat Oval Ruby and 0.57 Carat Diamond Ring

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SHOP NOW: 1stdibs.com, $9,980, from 15,999

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Angara Pear Ruby Ring with Diamond Halo

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SHOP NOW: Angara, $8,559

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Anna Sheffield Attelage Marquise Cut Ring Yellow Gold & Ruby

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SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield,, starting at $5,300

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Anne Sisteron 14kt Rose Gold Diamond And Ruby Philippa Ring

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SHOP NOW: Anne Sisteron, $640

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AUSGEMSCo Lab Ruby Engagement Ring Set Rose Gold Oval Cut Bridal Set

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SHOP NOW: Etsy, Starting at $969

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Berganza Burmese Ruby and Diamond Three Stone Ring, Circa 1940

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SHOP NOW: Berganza, $10,112

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Barbela Ruby Stellan Ring

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SHOP NOW: Barbela, $430

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Berganza Pigeon Blood Burmese Ruby and Diamond Ring, Circa 1935

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SHOP NOW: Berganza, $66,560

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Brilliant Earth The Belen Ring

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SHOP NOW: Brilliant Earth, $2,550

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Bario Neal Custom Diamond and Ruby Cluster Ring

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SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, price upon request

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David Yurman Venetian Quatrefoil Ring with Ruby and Diamonds in 18K Gold

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SHOP NOW: David Yurman, $1,450

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Burma No Heat Ruby Diamond Antique Ring

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SHOP NOW: 1stdibs.com, $18,995

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Diamond Nexus Lady Of Kensington Oval Cut Engagement Ring

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SHOP NOW: Diamond Nexus, $923.20

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Diamondère Emerald-Cut Ruby and VS Diamond Sidestone Ring in 14k White Gold

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SHOP NOW: Diamondère, $4,026

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Gemvara Pinnacle Ring Emerald Cut Ruby

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SHOP NOW: Gemvara, $6,730

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Eragem Retro Ruby & Diamond Ballerina Cocktail Ring in 18K Gold

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SHOP NOW: Eragem, $8,800

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Harry Kotlar Edwardian Ruby adn 18K Yellow Gold Ring

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SHOP NOW: Harry Kotlar, $71,430

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Jacquie Aiche Pave Band Freeform Ruby Triangle Ring

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SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $5,250

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Harry Winston Classic Winston Cushion-Cut Ruby Ring

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SHOP NOW: Harry Winston, price upon request

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Jamie Joseph Surface Cut Indian Ruby Ring

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SHOP NOW: Greenwich Jewelers, $1,100

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Jane Taylor Cirque One-of-a-Kind Large Cloud Swing Ring with Ruby

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SHOP NOW: Jane Taylor, $10,505

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Jared Le Vian Natural Ruby Ring 1/3 ct tw Diamonds 14K Vanilla Gold

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SHOP NOW: Jared, $2,499.99

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Jennie Kwon Designs Ruby Tanzanite Diamond Dew Ring

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SHOP NOW: Jennie Kwon, $832

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Jtv Mahaleo Ruby 10k Yellow Gold Ring 5.88ctw

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SHOP NOW: Jtv, $195.49

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Kwiat Vintage Ruby and Diamond Ring in 18k White Gold

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SHOP NOW: Kwiat, $6,100

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Lauren Wolf Jewelry Small Gold Ruby Octagon Ring

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SHOP NOW: Lauren Wolf Jewelry, $420

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LaMoreDesign Bridal Set Vintage Floral Ruby Engagement Ring and Scalloped Diamond Wedding Band in 14k Rose Gold

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SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $2,146

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Malcolm Betts Oval Ruby Ring

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SHOP NOW: Malcolm Betts, price upon request

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Marisa Perry Oval Ruby Diamond Halo Ring

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SHOP NOW: Marisa Perry, $5,125

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Mark Broumand 2.91ct Cushion Cut Ruby and Diamond Ring

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SHOP NOW: Mark Broumand, $9,950

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Mociun Patira Stone Cluster Ring

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SHOP NOW: Mociun, $2,100

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Melissa Joy Manning Round Ruby Ring

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SHOP NOW: Melissa Joy Manning, $925

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McTeigue & McClelland Hand Forged Ruby Ring, 24Kt

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SHOP NOW: MC2Jewels, price upon request

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Rebecca Overmann Cabochon Ruby Halo Ring

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SHOP NOW: Rebecca Overmann, price upon request

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RingByIrina Cluster Ruby Ring

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SHOP NOW: Etsy, $1,800

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Moritz Glik 1.29CT of Rubies and 0.18CT of Diamonds Set and Enclosed in Between a Double White Sapphire Crystal Kaleidoscope Shaker in 18k Gold

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SHOP NOW: Moritz Glik, $3,240

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Ritani Ruby Dangle Ring

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SHOP NOW: Ritani, $750

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Zales Princess-Cut Lab-Created Ruby and 1/7 CT. T.W. Diamond Engagement Ring in 10K White Gold

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SHOP NOW: Zales, $349

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Selin Kent Defne Ruby Ring

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SHOP NOW: Selin Kent, $690

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Spinelli Kilcollin Auriga Ring

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SHOP NOW: Spinelli Kilcollin, $7,200

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Tate Union Ruby & White Diamond Ring

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SHOP NOW: Barneys, $3,060

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The One I Love NYC The Edwardian Ruby & Diamond Halo Ring

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SHOP NOW: The I Love NYC, $2,500

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Lori McLean Fine Jewelry Custom Ruby Ring

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SHOP NOW: Lori Mclean, prince upon request

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Yael Designs Verbena Ruby Ring in 18k Two-Tone Gold Featuring Diamond Halos and Diamond Set Shoulders

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SHOP NOW: Yael Designs, starting at $9,668

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Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Soleste Ring

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SHOP NOW: Tiffany, $8,900

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Van Cleef & Arpels Motifs Pétales Solitaire, Platinum, Cushion-Cut Ruby Ring

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SHOP NOW: Van Cleef & Arpels, $285,000

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