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Most Special Ruby Engagement Ring

There are no limitations to choices when choosing ruby rings for engagements. Most of the established jewelers offer a stunning range of beautiful designs in classic, contemporary as well as trendy styles. Perhaps it is easier to browse through internet jewelry shops and place an online order or walk into a reputed outlet and pick-up a ruby ring for the special day; but, to make it truly touching and special, the ruby engagement ring may be personally designed and crafted.

Ruby engagement ring

Besides the satisfying feeling of making an extra effort to design a ring for her, the entire experience from sketching the design to finally receiving it in hand is worth cherishing. Contrary to the popular belief that one needs to be well-learned about jewelry manufacturing to design one, it is much simpler. The most important factor is to identify a good jeweler who would be able to guide through the entire process with expertise and resources.

Best ruby engagement ring

Once the jeweler through whom the ruby engagement ring will be made is chosen, a design needs to be sketched. Having long been associated with her, one is most likely to understand her likes and dislikes with respect to rings. Specifically, one would know if she prefers simple elegant designs or if she finds spectacular rings more appealing. And, one would also know whether an understated white metal is her choice or a dazzling yellow gold metal. Keeping in view all such similar minutest details a ruby ring for her for the occasion may be sketched. It may not be easy to immediately design a ring, but, if time is spent leisurely to allow one’s creative juices to flow, a beautiful design will surface.

Importantly, when the ring is being drawn it is suggested that inputs may be taken from the jeweler who would be able to help in its practical aspects and also any improvements if needed. Depending upon her choice of shape for the ruby stone, the ring may be designed accordingly. Another very significant part in the process of designing ruby ring is to get the trial fitting done before it is finally crafted by the jeweler. This helps in avoiding any kind of re-adjustments or re-modeling after the ring is made. The comfort-wear aspect of the engagement ring also needs to be taken into account as she is most likely to wear it most part of the day and hence in no way the ring design should be obstructive in her doing daily chores.

Once the design of the ruby ring is finalized, the jeweler proceeds to make the ring exactly as per your specifications. Also, it must be ensured before hand that there is no ambiguity with respect to any part of the ring design to avoid any disappointments later on.
Within a few weeks, the beautiful ruby engagement ring exquisitely designed by you for her for one of her most special days in her life is ready for the occasion.

The Top 5 Celeb Engagement Rings of the Past Year

Natalie Portman Engagement Ring

With a lavish royal wedding and the (now defunct) Kim Kardashian nuptials, we’ve seen a staggering amount of high-profile engagements in the past year. And, more times than not, celebrity proposals are accompanied by blindingly luxurious engagement rings.

It’s been tough to narrow this list down to only a handful, but Team Pawngo was up to the challenge! Without further ado, we present our selections for the top five celebrity engagement rings since the end of 2010.

Kim Kardashian

Even though her marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries only lasted 72 days, Kardashian still gets to keep this 20.5 carat, viewable-from-space engagement ring.

The Emerald cut, 16 carat white diamond is accompanied by a pair of 2 carat side stones. Put it all together, and Humphries allegedly forked over a cool $2 million for the whole package, or roughly $27,777 per day of marital bliss.

That’s a large chunk of cash. But if KK decides to sell that bling, it won’t be for $2 million! Check out what our in-house GIA Graduate Gemologist had to say in The Hollywood Reporter about the depreciating resale value of Kim’s rock.

Kate Hudson

Hudson loves rockers, and after previously being married to The Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson, she’s now engaged to Muse singer Matthew Bellamy.

This is another jaw-dropping Emerald cut, weighing in at 9 carats, featuring tapered baguettes on the side. This glam rocker rock is worth an estimated $200,000.

Vanessa Minnillo

Minnillo may be getting Jessica Simpson’s leftovers by marrying Nick Lachey, but her engagement ring is nothing to sneeze at.

It’s a very trendy and hip Asscher cut diamond with side trapezoids, all from designer Bader & Garrin. The center stone is approximately 4 carats, and the total value has been estimated in the neighborhood of $125,000.

Natalie Portman

Portman keeps a strict vegan diet and has been known to promote environmental causes, so it’s no surprise that her brilliant round engagement ring also happens to be eco-friendly.

This ring is just as flashy as those worn by other Hollywood starlets, but also features recycled platinum and diamonds taken from a conflict-free mine. The price tag on this lovely diamond lady? $35,000.


Kate Middleton

This list wouldn’t be complete without the new Duchess of Cambridge, who recently sealed the royal marriage deal with a gorgeous oval blue, 18 carat sapphire and diamond ring.

The clustered bauble originally belonged to William’s mother, Princess Diana, upon her engagement to Prince Charles.