The king of gemstones – Ruby is known to represent passion and romance and is one of the most popular and sought-after choices when it comes to buying colored gemstone engagement rings. From the bold pigeon blood red color to its pinkish-purplish hues, the ruby has become an eye-catching alternative to a more conventional diamond as a ring’s center stone.
While ruby ring has been around for a very long time, the last few decades have seen a surge in popularity for ruby engagement rings, thanks in large part to its popularity amongst celebrities. Here are just a few of the most notable celebrity ruby engagement rings.
1 & 2. Jessica and Ashlee Simpson
Sisters Jessica and Ashlee Simpson are famous for both their singing abilities and their eye for design. It was expected that these multi-platinum selling siblings would stray from the norm and choose colored stone for their engagement rings.
Famed designer Neil Lane designed the rings for both sisters – a ruby and diamond Edwardian style ring for Ashlee, and a 5-carat ruby set in a three-stone setting for Jessica.
3. Victoria Beckham
At this point, the name Victoria Beckham is almost synonymous with extravagant engagement rings.
Through 22 years of marriage to David Beckham, she has amassed 14 rings! In 2009 she received a stunning oval cut ruby, set in a unique floral diamond setting. This is her second colored gemstone ring and ninth overall.
4. Katy Perry
Singer Katy Perry is known for her trendsetting and unique style, so it was only fitting that her engagement ring followed suit.
Her (approximately) 2 carat oval ruby ring is set in a halo setting surrounded by 8 white diamonds. While the designer is unknown, this ring is believed to be vintage.
5. Sarah, Duchess of York
The royals have been setting the trend for colored gemstone rings since the debut of Princess Diana’s famous blue sapphire ring in 1981. This trend continued in 1986 when The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, received her Burmese oval ruby engagement ring from Prince Andrew.
To replicate these designs, visit GemsNY’s Ruby Engagement Ring page, where you can select your desired ruby based on color, shape, clarity, carat weight, etc., then add it to your favorite ring setting. We can also make a custom piece that’s unique to you.