An engagement ring is a very important purchase. I don’t want to pile the pressure on, but you want to get the perfect engagement ring. You want it to symbolise your love for the other person; you want it to be durable; and most importantly you want the other person to love it just as much as they love you! That’s quite a lot to fit into one ring- having said that, it is definitely possible. If you are here, reading this post, then perhaps you’ve done some research already and started delving into the world of gemstone engagement rings; or maybe this is your first port of call on your engagement ring search. Either way, you’re asking the question: ‘are ruby engagement rings popular’ and ‘is a ruby engagement ring a good choice’. Let’s delve in then.

Are ruby engagement rings popular

I suppose the easiest answer to this question is yes. Simply put, ruby engagement rings are a very popular choice for an engagement ring, and they are indeed a fantastic choice. So, if that’s the way you were leaning then you are in luck.

About the Ruby

The ruby is a red coloured gemstone, which derived its name from the Latin word for red ‘ruben’. It is an extremely durable stone, making it a great choice for an everyday wear type of ring. On the Mohs scale, it has a hardness rating of 9.0, meaning it will be a difficult stone to crack or damage. It is part of the Corundum family, its cousin being the sapphire – a pretty stunning family if you ask me!


Rubies are actually quite rare, making it a beautiful choice for an engagement ring, as it implies that they are worth giving them something rare, and also highlights how special they are. By proposing with a ruby ring you are implying that they are just as rare to come by, a sentiment I feel almost everyone can get on board with.

Ruby engagement ring

Ruby ring


The ruby has often been the go-to stone for love and passion. The biggest reason for this is, of course, its colour. Just think of Valentine’s Day – I think it is safe to say that red is the colour of love. But this isn’t the only symbolic element of the ruby. It also believed to bring the wearer knowledge, guidance, and give the wearer the ability to make good decisions. The idea is that the ruby can help guide the wearer through life. A great reason to choose it as an engagement ring, as it can guide the wearer through a married life. The ruby is also the birthstone of July, so a good choice for those who are born in July.


The ruby is a firm favourite for many celebrities, such as: Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Natalie Portman, Jessica Simpson, and Mila Kunis. Quite recently, Mark Zuckerberg proposed to his wife with a 5 Carat ruby engagement ring. Obviously the ruby engagement ring is making a comeback.

Antique ruby ring


Although the ruby engagement ring is a popular choice, it is still a non-traditional option. The traditional engagement ring choice is definitely the diamond ring. A ruby ring is thus an engagement ring that is more unique and provides the wearer with an exciting pop of colour. It is a great option for that special person in your life who is a bit more quirky and would value a unique, dramatic, and non-traditional option for an engagement ring.

So there we have it, ruby engagement rings are not only popular but are also a great option for your soon-to-be fiancé.

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Rachel Atkinson

Rachel is AC Silver's Digital Assistant helping the website and marketing team with many digital tasks including blog post creation and social media assignments.