Ruby Engagement Rings

Rich and lustrous, ruby engagement rings are an exquisite choice, suiting all metals and skin tones. Book an appointment to find the perfect red-coloured ruby with our gemmologists, before choosing from our collection of signature ring designs or opting for a bespoke design.

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Create A Ruby Engagement Ring

Ruby engagement rings are ideal for a unique look. Despite its innate beauty and ideal properties, rubies remain a lesser-chosen gemstone than diamonds and blue sapphires for engagement rings. A ruby engagement ring is evocative of love, commitment and passion. Thanks to their natural hardness, measuring at 9 on the Mohs scale, rubies are incredibly suitable for everyday wear, and are resistant to scratching and chipping. Moreover, rubies emit a fascinating sparkle, gleaming with flashes of warm, characterful red light that give ruby rings their signature, romantic charm.

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That’s why we have diamond and design experts on hand, who are here to guide you through every step - from understanding what carat, color, cut and clarity mean, to designing the perfect ring.

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About Our Ruby Engagement Rings UK

Each ring from our core collection of engagement rings can be crafted with a ruby of your choice, or together, we can create a totally bespoke ruby ring, just for you. Book an appointment to create your ring - and our gemmologists will prepare a selection of the finest rubies to choose from, for you, your ring and your personal budget. Create a ring as unique as your love.

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Find The Perfect Ruby With Queensmith

Ranging from pale orangey-red to strong and intense crimson, rubies can be found in a variety of shades. Typically, the most desired shade is a pigeon blood red ruby: vivid, rich and velvety. Whilst a relatively un-flawed gem, rubies can contain small inclusions and internal marks, which is why our consultants take care in hand-selecting each gem we’ll show you to ensure a selection of eye-clean, vividly coloured and alluring rubies.

Each of our consultants at Queensmith are trained and versed gemmologists, experts in sourcing the very best gemstones for the best price. We’re here to make your search for the perfect ruby easy - just let us know your preference for shape and the rough budget you’re sticking to, and we’ll prepare a selection of the finest rubies for you, and your personal requirements.

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Let our expert team of professional gemmologists, goldsmiths and designers guide you through the process of creating a truly personal piece of jewellery.

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We design and craft our jewellery in-house, so you can buy your ring directly from the people who made it.

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Our diamonds are all GIA or IGI certified and hand selected for their superior quality.


Rest assured, in the unlikely case that imperfections arise, we’ll do our utmost to keep your jewellery looking and feeling as good as new - for a lifetime.

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Delivered to your door: discreetly and safely. We use a trusted, tracked and insured delivery.

Free Resizing

Your finger size can vary through your lifetime, so we’ll make sure your ring always has the perfect fit.

40 Days

We’re confident in the abilities of our designers, gemologists and goldsmiths, but if it’s not quite right, you’ll have 40 days to return your ring.


With a little care, your ring will last a lifetime and beyond. Enjoy a lifetime of free annual checks, cleaning and polishing services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ruby Engagement Rings

About Rubies

What are rubies?

Rubies are a red precious gemstone. The precious gemstone is the same variety of corundum as sapphires, and while sapphires can be found in a full spectrum of colours, red sapphires gained their own identity: rubies. The red hue of a ruby is caused by the presence of chromium within the gem.

Are rubies a good choice for engagement rings?

Yes, rubies are one of the best precious gemstones for engagement rings thanks to their durability and unique, colourful radiance. There are few precious gemstones that are hard enough for everyday wear and tear - rubies are amongst the hardest, measuring 9 on the Mohs scale just below diamonds at 10. The red glow of a ruby is evocative of love, dedication and passion, making it the perfect choice for an engagement ring.

Designing A Ruby Ring

What’s the best shade of ruby for an engagement ring?

The more vivid and velvety the colour of a ruby, the better. Pigeon blood red is considered the best, most desired shade of red ruby, but the colour you choose is totally a personal preference. Rubies can range from pinkish and orangey-red tones to deep purple-red hues.

What are the best metals for my ruby engagement ring?

You can choose from platinum, white gold, rose gold or yellow gold for your ruby ring - each metal will exude a charming look, making the ruby pop. Yellow gold contrasts with rubies in a striking way and can look incredibly contemporary, whilst platinum creates a look that’s a little more simple. Due to their similar tones, you may find that rose gold clashes a little with a red ruby - you may prefer to opt for a pinkish-toned ruby or alternatively a pink sapphire for a rose gold ring.

Are ruby engagement rings popular?

Ruby engagement rings are an iconic choice in jewellery design, yet remain less commonly chosen than diamond or blue sapphire rings. Rubies emit a fiery, red glow that throughout history has been thought to evoke love, romance and passion, and are becoming increasingly popular amongst those seeking a unique engagement ring with a vibrant edge.

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