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These Cocktail Rings Toast the Return of Ruby


Jewelry bloggers everywhere can thank Rihanna for giving us a month’s worth of content inspiration. The 19.47 cts. sugarloaf ruby ring from Bayco that the singer sported during this year’s Super Bowl halftime show deserves its own fan club—and might just tip the scales on ruby demand in the coming months.

Not that ruby ever needed a celebrity’s help, but a red ruby is arguably not as universally beloved as, say, the twinkling flashes of an opal or the cool tones of a blue or green tourmaline.

Yet ruby is as timeless as a diamond, and has long had its audiences bewitched. Its recent spotlight only serves to remind us of its prowess.

As cocktail rings once again rise in popularity, we’re reminded of the aspirational-level good a serious setting featuring ruby is. For those with the means—or with the ability to borrow (or, in the case of many celebrities, both)—a ruby statement ring is the ultimate accessory to, well, make a statement.

Rahaminov ruby 3 stone ring
Three-stone ring in 18k yellow gold with 4.55 cts. ruby cabochon, 1.47 cts. t.w. heart-shape rubies, and 0.12 ct. t.w. diamonds, $32,000; Rahaminov


Misahara ruby ring
Talas ring in 18k yellow with ruby, $9,300; Misahara
Ailes ruby heart ring
Heart ring in 18k yellow gold with rubies, $1,635; Ailes
Shamila ruby cabochon ring
One-of-a-kind ring in 18k rose gold with 10.7 cts. ruby cabochon, 1.14 cts. t.w. magenta color-change sapphires, and 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Shamila Fine Jewelry
Holly Dyment ruby ring
Ring in yellow gold with ruby and diamonds, price on request; Holly Dyment
Niko Koulis ruby ring
Ring with ruby and diamonds, price on request; Nikos Koulis
Yessayan ruby cocktail ring
Statement ring in 18k white gold with 5.02 cts. ruby and 3.33 cts. t.w. diamonds, $18,000; Yessayan
Picchiotti ruby ring
Picchiotti Masterpieces ring in platinum with 5.25 cts. unheated Mozambique ruby, 2.86 cts. t.w. oval diamonds, and 0.46 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Picchiotti

Top: Cocktail ring in 14k white gold with rubies and diamonds, $6,647; Effy Jewelry

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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