RUBY
ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Expertly designed and crafted using totally traceable gemstones, be captivated by our ethically sourced ruby engagement rings.

RUBY
ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Expertly designed and crafted using totally traceable gemstones, be captivated by our ethically sourced ruby engagement rings.

RUBY ENGAGEMENT RINGS

RUBY
ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Expertly designed and crafted using totally traceable gemstones, be captivated by our ethically sourced ruby engagement rings.

RUBY ENGAGEMENT RINGS

RUBY
ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Expertly designed and crafted using totally traceable gemstones, be captivated by our ethically sourced ruby engagement rings.

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Brett
2021-09-23
Fantastic from start to finish. The shop is located in a beautiful part of London which is easy to get to. Inside the shop itself I felt comfortable and relaxed. Being the first time buying an engagement ring I thought I might feel pressured but that was not the case. After ordering the ring communication was great throughout and delivery was on time. Upon opening the box I was taken aback by the how flawless the ring looked. I was genuinely lost for words. Thanks to all the staff at Ingle and Rhode that helped me pick the most perfect ring.
Tom Gittins
2021-09-12
Beautiful, ethical jewellery - can't recommend enough! I am so glad that I found Ingle & Rhode when looking to buy my partner an engagement ring - they are superb, and the products are wonderful. Buying an ethical ring was really important to my partner and I, and so I was immediately drawn in by Ingle & Rhode - unlike a lot of ethical jewellery companies, their rings are still very contemporary.. which was exactly what my partner wanted! I had a couple of calls with Ellie during the process, who was so helpful - despite not having a great idea of what to go for, she was decisive and led me towards my own decisions; highly recommend speaking with the team, because they are wonderful (and lovely people too). Can't recommend using Ingle and Rhode highly enough - my partner loved the ring that I chose, and we would definitely use them again for jewellery in the future.
Mr Runcieman
2021-08-24
Excellent process for bespoke engagement ring Excellent process, from start to finish. I emailed to begin the process of designing a bespoke ring. Within 2 days I had an in person meeting to discuss ideas. I was shown some examples and given brilliant advice by Ellie, who I found extremely reassuring throughout. The designer, Hayley, sent me initial sketches 1-2 weeks after the in person appointment. Hayley was very patient and again provided brilliant advice. Hayley was quick to create new design iterations based on my feedback. After many back and forward emails, the design was finalised and CAD mockups were provided. The mockups were extremely accurate when comparing with the finished product. The entire process, from first email to collection, took 6 weeks for a bespoke ring made with recycled platinum and a beautiful pear diamond (which was 2-4 weeks faster than their estimate). Communication was excellent and they were very keen to fit deadlines around plans I had in place. Ring resizing was required (my estimations were 4 sizes off!). I rang to book an appointment for a professional measurement and was able to meet the same day with short notice. The ring is to be collected within 7 working days. Overall the entire process was excellent. I felt very well looked after, very reassured and found all staff genuinely trustworthy. Above all else, my partner loves the ring and we are both extremely happy.
Shepsky
2021-08-06
From Russia With Love Cannot express how grateful I am to have ended up using Ingle & Rhode to construct an engagement ring for my now fiancé! I was absolutely clueless how to go about finding a ring but quickly realised I knew what style I wanted and enquired about designing and constructing a ring. From the moment Ellie got in touch she made the whole experience effortless and with Hayley's design help produced drawings of a ring that were exactly what I had pictured - all this achieved via email from an oil rig in Eastern Russia! I received the ring once home and upon opening the box I could not believe Ingle & Rhode were able to turn a few emails into such a perfect and incredible ring that was just a thought I my head only weeks before. We are now very happily engaged and the ring could not mean more to us given the nature of how it came to be and what it now represents. Once again, I cannot thank Ellie enough. All the best Ally
Umang Joshi
2021-07-26
Perfection. From the initial meet to the final ring, ever step of the process was incredibly. I surprised my (now) fiancé with a diamond ring and everything was perfect. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to get an engagement ring for their partner.
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Why is ethical sourcing so important?

Without proper ethical sourcing, you may unwittingly buy a blood diamond, helping finance criminal armies in war-torn areas. The only way to guarantee a diamond is ethical is to go beyond the flawed  Kimberley Process and trace it to its source, which we do for all of our diamonds.

Ethical sourcing also means protecting the environment and human rights, which is why we use recycled or Fairtrade gold, as well as Fairmined silver and recycled platinum.

Why is ethical sourcing so important?

Without proper ethical sourcing, you may unwittingly buy a blood diamond, helping finance criminal armies in war-torn areas. The only way to guarantee a diamond is ethical is to go beyond the flawed Kimberley Process and trace it to its source, which we do for all of our diamonds.

Ethical sourcing also means protecting the environment and human rights, which is why we use recycled or Fairtrade gold, as well as Fairmined silver and recycled platinum.

Commitment to Fairtrade and ethical sourcing
Commitment to Fairtrade and ethical sourcing

Why is ethical sourcing so important?

Without proper ethical sourcing, you may unwittingly buy a blood diamond, helping finance criminal armies in war-torn areas. The only way to guarantee a diamond is ethical is to go beyond the flawed Kimberley Process and trace it to its source, which we do for all of our diamonds.

Ethical sourcing also means protecting the environment and human rights, which is why we use recycled or Fairtrade gold, as well as Fairmined silver and recycled platinum.

How to choose a ruby

Major ruby deposits are found as far afield as Myanmar (Burma), Afghanistan, Madagascar, Tanzania and Greenland. Named from the Latin word for ‘red’, the ruby was the most valued gemstone in the ancient world. In Sanskrit, it is called ratnaraj, or “king of precious stones”, and there are records of rubies being traded on the North Silk Road of China as long ago as 200BC. 

Scoring 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, ruby is hard enough to withstand everyday wear and tear (only diamond at 10 scores higher), and until the 1930s, ruby was the most popular gemstone for engagement rings. 

So if you’re interested in sourcing a ruby, what are the key things you should look out for?

The finest rubies are a vibrant red

The colour of a ruby is perhaps the first thing to consider, and a major factor in determining its value. Like sapphire, ruby is formed from a mineral called corundum, but the presence of trace amounts of chromium give it a red colour.

Rubies come in hues ranging from orange-red through pure red to purple-red. The best rubies are an intense, vibrant red, with a faint hint of purple, that are neither too dark, nor too light — known in the trade as “pigeon’s blood” red.

Two oval rubies and one cushion cut ruby

Flawless rubies are exceptionally valuable

Clarity is another factor that heavily influences how valuable a ruby is. Most rubies have visible blemishes or inclusions, which can come in many forms: pinpoint or grain crystals; fine fibres of titanium oxide (rutile), known as silk; long thin tubes filled with gas or liquid; feather-like cracks; and various others. The fewer inclusions there are, and the less prominent they are, the rarer and more valuable a ruby is.

Most rubies are heat treated

It is possible to improve the colour and clarity of rubies by heating them. This technique has been practiced for hundreds of years, and is completely stable (the enhancements are permanent). For this reason heat treatment is very widespread, and you should assume that a ruby has been heated unless you are told otherwise. Unheated rubies tend to trade at a significant premium, and so will normally be supplied with a gemological certificate confirming that there is no evidence of heat treatment.

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is

Aside from heating, there are various other treatments that rubies can be exposed to. These include lead glass filling, flux healing, and beryllium diffusion, all of which disguise problems with a stone’s colour or clarity and in some cases can cause structural weaknesses in the gem. All of these treatments significantly undermine the value of a ruby, and should always be disclosed.

If a ruby seems unusually well priced and you can’t see any obvious problems with colour or clarity, then most likely it has been subjected to one or more of these treatments. If you are in any doubt, you should get the stone checked by an independent gemologist — no reputable supplier would object to this request.

In the gallery above, you can view a selection of some of the ruby rings that we’ve made for previous clients. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or to discuss commissioning your own bespoke ring design.

THE BESPOKE EXPERIENCE

If you’d like a ring that’s completely personal to you, then our bespoke design service is the perfect way to bring your vision to life. From the initial design process to the hand finishing by our master craftsmen, we’ll help you to create a uniquely ethical ring that’s right in every way.

  • From £1500
  • Design to delivery in 4-6 weeks
  • Complimentary sketches of potential designs to bring your unique ideas to life
  • Work one-to-one with an I&R designer to create a truly unique masterpiece

THE BESPOKE EXPERIENCE

If you’d like a ring that’s completely personal to you, then our bespoke design service is the perfect way to bring your vision to life. From the initial design process to the hand finishing by our master craftsmen, we’ll help you to create a uniquely ethical ring that’s right in every way.

  • From £1500
  • Design to delivery in 4-6 weeks
  • Complimentary sketches of potential designs to bring your unique ideas to life
  • Work one-to-one with an I&R designer to create a truly unique masterpiece

THE BESPOKE EXPERIENCE

If you’d like a ring that’s completely personal to you, then our bespoke design service is the perfect way to bring your vision to life. From the initial design process to the hand finishing by our master craftsmen, we’ll help you to create a uniquely ethical ring that’s right in every way.

  • From £1500
  • Design to delivery in 4-6 weeks
  • Complimentary sketches of potential designs to bring your unique ideas to life
  • Work one-to-one with an I&R designer to create a truly unique masterpiece
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