Learn More About The Ruby Gem

A mens ruby ring is an epitome of courage, passion and undying love. Men tend to like rubies above other gemstones because of their defiant dazzling colors. A darkly hued ruby ring is a great choice for any man who likes to assert his confidence in donning jewelry.

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Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July in USA.

Ruby, the supreme red gem was considered the most valuable of all gemstones for a long time. Deemed as the king of gems by sages of ancient India, ruby (like its gemstone sibling sapphire) is the tough and durable mineral corundum.

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Platinum Round Cut Ruby Mens Ring 10K Gold Diamond Accent and Oval Shaped Ruby Men’s Ring Platinum Cushion Cut Ruby Mens Ring

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A mens ruby ring should be eye-catching and elegant. You should pay attention to important aspects like gemstone characteristics, type of mounting, shape of the ring etc and strive to attain a balance between good looks, good craftsmanship and long-term durability.

Quality of Ruby in The Mens Ruby Ring

Size of The Ruby In Your Ring

Men’s ruby rings tend to be broader and bigger. These rings usually feature a single large ruby as the centerpiece, often surrounded by smaller gems in more expensive models.

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14K Rose Gold & Ruby Men’s Solitaire Ring 14K Rose Gold & Created Ruby Mens Ring

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You too might think of selecting a larger gem. But ruby is an expensive gemstone. Large, high-quality rubies are the rarest stones of all gems, including diamonds. Since large rubies are so difficult to obtain, their value is substantially higher. Carat weight plays a huge part in determining the value of a particular ruby. A fine four carat ruby sells for much more than a four carat emerald, diamond or sapphire of comparable quality.

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Platinum Oval Cut Ruby Mens Ring Platinum Emerald Cut Ruby Mens Ring Platinum Oval Cut Ruby Mens Ring

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Above and beyond, if you choose a ruby of larger size, it will have to be of the finest quality as the flaws, if any, become all the more visible in bigger gemstones. Clear and vivacious rubies of large sizes are virtually non-existent and the exorbitant price for such gems would be beyond reach for most of us.

Rubies are priced per carat (unit of weight). But when you compare the price of one large piece and one small piece of the same quality, the larger ruby would cost you much higher per carat in comparison to the smaller stone.

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Platinum Oval Cut Ruby Mens Ring Platinum Oval Cut Ruby Mens Ring Platinum Emerald Cut Ruby Mens Ring

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This means that you should either be prepared to pay the extravagant price of a good quality large stone or you should accept a few visible flaws in the gemstone. However, you should make sure that the stone has consistent color and is free from cracks or hairline fractures that could create larger problems over time.

You can also opt for a ring with a modestly sized ruby of 2 to 2.5 carats so that the quality is reasonably good and the cost is within reach.

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18K Yellow Gold Cushion Cut Ruby Mens Ring 18K Yellow Gold Cushion Cut Ruby Mens Ring

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Another option that you might like to think about is a type of setting where many small good quality ruby stones are closely set in a seamless design giving the illusion of a single large gemstone. Only a highly skilled craftsman will be able to carry out such detailed work with no space or gold (or other metal) visible between the small gems.

Source Of Ruby In The Mens Ruby Ring

Another fact worthy of note is that the area of origin of the ruby gemstone in the ring also affects its price. Burmese rubies are the most expensive. African rubies are moderately priced while Thailand rubies cost still less.

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Mens Shooting Star Ruby Wedding Ring Band 14k White Gold 18k Yellow Gold Men’s Diamond and Ruby Ring Mens 0.09CTW Diamond And Ruby 14K Yellow Gold Ring

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Accordingly, a ruby ring with a Burmese ruby gem is more expensive than a ruby ring with a gemstone of Thai or African origin. Your jeweler should clearly mention the origin of the gemstone in your ruby gemstone ring.

Clarity, color and origin together determine the price of the gemstone. However you need to keep in mind that, most rubies will show natural inclusions even when viewed with the naked eye. Clearer rubies can be very expensive. Just to give you an idea, a Burmese ruby that is a 7mm round piece, can be priced in the range of 1,500 U.S$ to even 8,000 U.S$ for a single piece.

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Color of Ruby In The Mens Ruby Ring

The most desirable color for rubies is a deep, pure vivid red to slightly purplish red. A purplish red is in general regard better than orangy red.

Shape of Ruby In The Mens Ruby Ring

Oval and cushion shapes dominate larger rubies while the smaller ones are mostly cut into rounds or squares. The cut of the stone you choose is important to the appearance of that ruby, but it isn’t as important an indicator of value as the carat size, number of inclusions or the all important color.

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Shimmering Mens Natural Rare African Red Ruby Gemstone 1.42ct 18K White Gold Wedding Engagement Statement Ring Mens 1.3CTW Ruby And Diamond 10k White Gold Ring Mens Natural Rare African Red Ruby1.66ct Gemstone 925 Sterling Silver Statement Ring

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Slight premiums are paid for round stones, while slight discounts apply for pears and marquises. Stones that are overly deep or shallow should normally be avoided.

Choice of Precious Metal for Your Mens Ruby Ring

Mens Ruby Ring can be set in many different types of metals like yellow gold, white gold, platinum or sterling silver.

A yellow gold setting makes the ruby appear brighter, making the red even more intense.

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Ruby Ring 14k White Gold For Men

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Metals such as white gold or platinum complement the stone and showcase the stone’s particular hue. The contrast between the light luster of the metal and the dark hues of the ruby set up a tasteful dichotomy adding to the appeal of the mens ruby ring. The same effect can be achieved with sterling silver at a reduced cost.

While choosing a precious metal material for your mens ruby ring, you have to take into account the purity of the metal. A lower karat value means a lower purity of precious metal in the alloy, lessening the value of the piece. High karat values, on the other hand end up in materials which are too soft for jewelry purposes.

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(18k-Yellow Gold Cushion Cut Ruby Mens Ring)

Fourteen karat gold is harder than eighteen karat gold and is sturdier and more durable. You have the option of choosing between 14 karat or 18 karat rings but certain designs are better crafted in fourteen karat gold. A ruby ring with intricate design or engraving is better carved in 14 karat gold. The design remains tidy without fading out with friction in the long run because of the innate hardness of the metal. A mens ring undergoes more wear and tear as compared to a women’s ring.

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14K White Gold Enhanced Ruby Men's Ring Diamond Accented

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Moreover, a softer metal with higher karat purity can result in a weak setting of the gemstone ruby causing it to fall off and resulting in its loss which would be most unfortunate.

A ten to fourteen karat men’s ruby ring crafted in white or yellow gold will be fine but you should not cross purity above eighteen karats.

Sterling silver, as a rule is 92.5% pure and is has a good degree of hardness but anything higher than this could be tricky.

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Mens Diamond & Ruby Ring set in 14K Gold 14K Yellow/White Gold Diamond Accent and 6 x 4 MM Oval Shaped Ruby Men’s Ring Mens Ruby & Diamond Ring 14K Yellow Gold Band

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Platinum as a ring material is strong enough to ensure that the ruby ring will be sturdy, safe and beautiful for years to come.

Other Gemstones in A Mens Ruby Ring

Mens Ruby Rings tend to feature a solo single large ruby as the centerpiece. They can also be seen surrounded by other smaller gems in more expensive ring models.

The gemstone ruby itself is very expensive and the heavier metal weight of a robust masculine ring adds further to the cost. As such, budget constraint is the primary consideration while deciding whether you want to add diamonds to your ruby ring.

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Men’s Round-Cut Ruby Gemstone Wedding Band Groom Ring in a Channel Setting 14k Rose Gold 14K Gold Real Round Ruby & White Diamond Men’s Channel Set 3 Stone Anniversary Wedding Band

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If your budget permits a fine quality ruby as well as diamonds you should definitely go for it as diamonds would add glitter and glamour to your ring.

But it is not advisable to choose an inferior quality stone to accommodate diamonds in the budget. You should rather opt for the best possible quality solo gemstone and forgo the diamonds in such a situation.

You could also opt for colorless sapphires instead of diamonds. Like rubies, sapphires too belong to the mineral family of corundum. Corundum measures a sturdy 9 on the Moh’s scale of mineral hardness coming second only to diamonds. Colorless sapphires will make worthy alternatives to diamonds.

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For Men Ruby Ring and Diamond Unique 18K White Gold 18K White Gold For Men Ruby Red and Diamond Ring

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Gem setting in your Mens Ruby Ring

The type of mounting used for the mounting will depend on the suitability to the overall design of the ring. But a few points need to be considered for the setting. Generally a prong setting is deemed less suitable for a mens ruby ring. Mens ring naturally have to undergo a more vigorous treatment. The prongs are more susceptible to getting pried open and the stone more susceptible to falling off. Sensitive skin is also prone to getting injured by the prongs if they open up. If at all prongs are used make very sure they are chunky, firm and safe. A more suitable setting is the one in which the stone is completely and solidly bordered with the ring metal. The stone is protected and shielded from accidental side impacts in this type of setting. It also prevents any chance dislodging of the stone.

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Mens Diamond & Ruby Ring set in 14K Yellow Gold or 14K White Gold Solitaire Ruby Ring 14K Yellow or 14K White Gold Band Mens Ruby & Diamond Ring 14K Yellow Gold Band

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Ample metal weight is necessary to mount the ruby gemstone securely with sturdy prongs or gold border.

As stated above, rubies belong to the mineral family of corundum which measure a strong 9 on the moh’s scale of mineral hardness. In technical terms, a diamond is considered to be the hardest gem (measuring ten on the Moh’s scale), while rubies and sapphires come a close second as far as hardness is concerned. This makes them fairly sturdy and easy to maintain.

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7.21ct. Natural Untreated Burmese Star Ruby Men's ring set in platinum

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Ruby jewelry can be cleaned by soaking for a few minutes in warm water mixed with mild soap. A soft brush can be used to loosen dirt and grime if needed. Rinse under cool water thoroughly and dry with a clean soft cloth.

A very important point to be kept in mind is for rings with other gemstones along with rubies. Characteristics of the other gemstones should also be considered while caring and cleaning such a piece of jewelry. For example, an oil treated emerald would be completely ruined with prolonged immersion in water.

Enhanced rubies using glass and jelly fills should be cleaned in a different way and the vendor is expected to inform buyers regarding cleaning methods of such stones.

Open drain should be covered with a sieve while cleaning of jewelry or it may slip through down the drain.


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