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Gemstone: Ruby
Cellini 18K White Gold Baroque Pearl Ski Bunny Brooch with Diamonds and Rubies
Located in New York, NY
This adorable 18 karat white gold brooch is whimsically designed as a bunny. A 17mm baroque pearl is the body, with pave diamond ears and cabochon ruby eyes. The brooch measures appr...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Retro Floral Gemstone Large Brooch 14k Yellow Gold
Located in MIAMI, FL
Fantastic design seen on this retro treasure. This brooch is crafted in the theme of a floral arrangment and is a large design! The brooch measures approximately 3.5" in length and 2...
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1980s Retro Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Turquoise, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Walser Wald 1950 Art Deco Retro Watch Brooch in 18Kt and Platinum with Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
A watch brooch designed by Walser-Wald. A whimsical piece of chinoiserie jewelry, created after the war during the mid-century period, circa 1950's. This beautiful brooch-watch was ...
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1950s Retro Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

925 Sterling Silver 0.85cts Diamond & 0.04cts ruby &0.18cts sapphire bird Brooch
Located in jaipur, IN
"925 Sterling Silver Diamond Brooch Gross Weight : 5.880 Silver Weight: 4.836 gms Gold Weight: 0.830 Cts. Diamond Weight: 0.85 Cts. Sapphire Weight: 0.18 Cts. Ruby Weight: 0.04 Cts. ...
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2010s Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, Silver

Floral Art Nouveau Pearls Diamonds Ruby 18 Carats Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Paris, FR
Elegant Art Nouveau brooch that can be transformed into a pendant, in yellow gold and set with diamonds, pearls and a ruby. This delicate jewel features a floral motif characteristi...
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1910s French Art Nouveau Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Diamond Ruby and Sapphire and Yellow Gold Sweetheart Pin Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive 0.20 carat diamond and 0.48 carat sapphire, 0.08 carat ruby and 15 karat gold sweetheart pin brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections....
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1920s George V Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Perching Songbirds Brooch, 14k Yellow Gold Ruby-Accented Pin
Located in Greensboro, NC
Metal Content: Guaranteed 14k Gold as stamped Stone Information: Genuine Rubies - Treatment: Heating Color: Berry Red Cut: Round Brilliant Total Carats: 0.04ctw Measurements: 1 1/...
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Late 20th Century Ruby Brooches

Materials

Ruby, Yellow Gold

1950s Sapphire and Ruby Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Matador Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive vintage 0.15 carat sapphire and 0.22 carat ruby, 0.51 carat diamond and 18k gold 'matador' brooch; part of our diverse gemstone jewelry collections. This fine and impr...
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1950s Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Art Nouveau Opal and Ruby Yellow Gold Brooch, Circa 1910
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 0.30 carat opal and 0.04 carat ruby, 15 karat yellow gold heart shaped brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections. This fine and impressiv...
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1910s Art Nouveau Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Opal, Ruby, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Enamel Ruby Gold Walrus Brooch Pin
Located in New York, NY
Whimsical 18k gold Italian made walrus brooch, decorated with enamel, ruby eyes 0.66ctw in diamonds. Walrus with movable stick. Brooch measures 2.5" x 1.75". Marked; Italy, k18. Weig...
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20th Century Ruby Brooches

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, Gold, Enamel

Yellow Gold Mother of Pearl, Ruby, & Diamond Bicycle Brooch 18k .28ctw Bike Pin
Located in Greensboro, NC
Metal Content: 18k Yellow Gold Stone Information: Genuine Mother of Pearl Color: White Genuine Rubies Treatment: Heating Carats: .17ctw Cut: Round Cabochon Color: Pinkish Red ...
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Late 20th Century Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, Yellow Gold

18kt Yellow Gold Angelfish Brooch with Invisibly Set Ruby, Sapphires & Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful interpretation of an angelfish. This 18 karat yellow gold brooch has been invisibly set with square cut rubies,blue and yellow sapphires along with pave set round brillia...
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1990s Contemporary Ruby Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yello...

Old or Antique Signed Figural 14k Gold & Ruby Lion's Head Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine antique 14k gold stickpin. In the form of a lion's head with a round ruby prong set in mouth. Simply a great stickpin! Date: Early 20th Century Overall Condition: It ...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Ruby Brooches

Materials

Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold

1950s Yellow Gold Cabochon Cut Frog Brooch with Emerald Ruby Garnet and Diamond
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive 0.22 carat diamond. 5.95 carat garnet, 0.10 carat ruby and emerald, and 14 karat yellow gold 'frog' brooch; part of our diverse vintage jewelry collections Thi...
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1950s Retro Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Garnet, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-Century Diamond Sapphire Ruby Gold Duck Brooch
Located in Greenwich, CT
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it is a duck (brooch!). This Van Cleef & Arpels mid-century diamond, blue sapphire, ruby and 18 karat yellow gold adorable duck b...
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1950s Retro Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Gold

Decagram "Star of My Heart" Ruby and Diamond Yellow Gold Enhancer Pendant Brooch
Located in Tustin, CA
Very unique and beautifully custom hand made, pendant or brooch pin with a modern artisan style features a 10 pointed star or decagram, embellished with 6 round diamonds bezel set in...
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1980s Artisan Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

18K White & Yellow Gold Diamond & Ruby Textured Detailed Poodle Dogs Pin Brooch
Located in Montclair, NJ
This outstanding vintage pin/brooch is crafted in solid 18k white and yellow gold and features two extremely detailed and textured poodle dogs. The adorable poodles are neatly set wi...
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Early 2000s Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Carved Quartz Ruby Diamond Yellow Gold Flower Brooch
Located in Stamford, CT
Carved angel skin quartz flower brooch with bright red ruby baguettes and a round center diamond in 18k yellow gold. Circa 1960's 7 tapered baguette red rubies, SI approx. .21cts 1 ...
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Mid-20th Century Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Quartz, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ruby Diamond Gold Wreath Pin-Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A simple yet detailed circle brooch featuring approximately 1.50 carats of marquise shaped rubies and round cut diamonds. Set in 14k yellow gold, this light weight brooch can be worn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ruby Diamond Gold Brooch Pin
Located in New York, NY
18k gold brooch, with rubies and approx. 0.25ctw in diamonds. Brooch is 55mm x 40mm. Marked 18k 750. Weight - 23.2 grams.
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20th Century Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold

Retro Floral Bouquet Brooch 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Emerald Ruby & Sapphire
Located in MIAMI, FL
Beautiful design crafted in 18k yellow gold. The brooch depicts a floral bouquet with detail seen throughout. The brooch is set with round diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies. T...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Retro Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Ella Gafter Ruby Pearl Diamond Bow Brooch Pin
Located in New York, NY
The bow pin features a drop shape faceted ruby of pigeon blood color for the weight of 6.10 carats. The ruby is surrounded by a geometric arrangement of large calibrated custom cut d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Ruby Brooches

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Diamond, Pearl, White Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Go...

Very Fine Sapphire Ruby and Diamond American Flag Cufflinks Patriotic
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
If your heart is true to the red, white and blue, these American Flag Cuff Links can add a "sparkling" patriotic touch to your attire! The jewels are set in 18k white gold. Represent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ruby Brooches

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Diamond, Black Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Victorian 15ct Gold Ruby Sapphire Pearl Clover Lovers Knot Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A very fine late Victorian period pin. 15 carat yellow gold example. Designed with a lucky three leaf clover to centre set wit natural ruby, sapphire and pearl. A gold twist pattern ...
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20th Century Victorian Ruby Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold

Late Victorian Fun Monkey Bar Brooch
Located in London, GB
A late Victorian fun monkey bar brooch, the bar set with rose-cut diamonds either end with a monkey sitting in the centre with rose-cut diamond set body and ruby set eyes, with one h...
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Early 1900s Late Victorian Antique Ruby Brooches

Materials

Amber, Diamond, Ruby, Silver

1950s Ruby, Diamond and 14 Karat Yellow Gold Bird Pin
Located in Hicksville, NY
1950s Retro Ruby and Diamond Flying Bird Pin - 14 Karat Yellow Gold, Rubies, Diamonds Features: 7 Natural Round Rubies 6 Round Brilliant Diamonds Pinkish Red Rubies 14 karat Yellow ...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 1900s Diamond and Ruby Yellow Gold Rabbit Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive 0.28 carat diamond and ruby, silver and 9 karat yellow gold brooch modeled in the form of a rabbit; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry colle...
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Early 1900s Antique Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Ruby Platinum Butterfly Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A stunning Art Deco pin brooch from the 1930’s that is impressively made with extreme quality, as seen in the settings work on the back and front of the brooch. It features 4.40 cara...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Pederzani Diamond Cat Pin in 18K Gold
Located in Houston, TX
Pederzani cat pin composed of 18K yellow gold with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Signed "Pederzani 750" on the back. This kitty is encrusted with 167 round diamonds that total 3.5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, 18k Gold

Art Nouveau Butterfly Pendant Brooch 30 OMC Diamonds Ruby Enamel 18 Karat Gold
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful and rare early Art Nouveau Brooch Pendant in the form of a Butterfly. The magnificent Butterfly is 18 Karat Gold. It is set with 30 gorgeous Old Mine Cut Diamonds. The...
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Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Antique Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Victorian Diamond, Demantoid Garnet, Ruby and Pearl Bug Brooch, circa 1880s
Located in London, GB
This delicate little brooch dates back to the 1880s and is a fabulous piece of Victorian jewellery. The handcrafted fly is a collection of gemstones including a total of 0.55 carat'...
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1880s Victorian Antique Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, 15k Gold, Silver

Enamel Ruby Gold Frog Brooch
Located in Berlin, DE
Spain, 1960's. Made in 18 K yellow gold with rubies eyes. Enameled. Signed on the back of hind foot: RAMON. Total weight: 14,32 g. Measurements: 1.26 x 1.14 in ( 3,2 x 2,9 cm )
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Mid-20th Century Ruby Brooches

Materials

Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1900s Antique Sapphire Ruby Diamond and Gold Fox Hunting Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive 0.02 carat ruby and sapphire, 0.19 carat diamond and 18 karat gold, silver set jabot style pin brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections This fine and im...
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Early 1900s Unknown Antique Ruby Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yell...

Vintage Herbert Rosenthal Diamond and Ruby 3D Bee Brooch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Beautifully detailed bee brooch accented with glittering diamonds and ruby accents. Made of solid 18 karat yellow gold, this exquisite vintage piece by Herbert Rosenthal is a work of...
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1960s Contemporary Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cellini NYC 18 Karat Gold Mama and Baby Teddy Bear Brooch with Diamonds and Ruby
Located in New York, NY
A big hug is the best way to describe this beautifully detailed 18 karat yellow gold teddy bear brooch. The mama and the baby are crafted in a hi polished yellow gold with diamond ac...
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1990s Contemporary Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mid-20th Century Italian 18K Gold Portrait Brooch Pendant
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This lovely and sentimental item features a hand painted, full color 18th Century lady in evening wear. The lady is adorned with diamond tiara, necklace and earrings as well as an em...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Revival Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps 1950 Brooch in 14Kt with Nephrite and 4.20 Ctw in Diamonds Rubies
Located in Miami, FL
Rare vintage brooch designed by Seaman Schepps. An unusual piece of jewelry created by the American company of Seaman Schepps, circa 1950. It was crafted in the New York city atelie...
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1950s American Post-War Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Jade, Ruby, White Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Ruby Diamond Crescent Moon Brooch 1ct of Ruby
Located in Kendal, GB
A beautiful antique Victorian crescent moon brooch (Circa 1890) crowned with a deep pink 0.60ct ruby in the centre, with a halo of twinkling old mine cut diamonds and further rubies ...
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1890s Victorian Antique Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

David Webb Ruby Rose Brooch
Located in New York, NY
David Webb Ruby Rose Flower Brooch Carved rubies & 73 round cut diamonds forming a rose set in 18k gold & platinum. Measurements: 3.75" long Signed. David Webb, Marked 18k 950 PT
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1980s American Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

Bailey, Banks & Biddle 1880 Enamel Etruscan Queen Pendant 18kt Gold Ruby Diamond
Located in Miami, FL
An etruscan revival pendant-brooch by Bailey, Banks & Biddle. Magnificent important antique piece from the late 19th century, circa 1880. It was created by the iconic American jewel...
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1880s American Etruscan Revival Antique Ruby Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Art Deco Egyptian Revival Diamond Ruby Enamel Gold Brooch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Art Deco Egyptian Revival enamel diamonds rubies and yellow gold brooch circa 1925. * ABOUT THIS ITEM: #P-KJ68E. Scroll down for specifications. Centering upon a gold cameo depict...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Ruby Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Bvlgari Ruby & Sapphire Flower Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Bulgari Ruby & Sapphire Flower Brooch Round cut sapphires & rubies forming a cluster & set in 18k yellow gold along with carved gold petals surrounding. Measurements: 1.75" long ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Antique Diamond and Ruby Pearl and Yellow Gold Insect Bar Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive antique 0.15 carat diamond and 0.02 carat ruby, 12 karat yellow gold and platinum 'insect' bar brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collection...
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1890s Antique Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, Yellow Gold

Antique French Butterfly Brooch Pin, 1890s
Located in Chicago, IL
France, circa 1890s The brooch is finely modeled as a butterfly. It is handcrafted in silver-topped 18K gold and is encrusted with rose cut diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The princi...
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Late 19th Century French Victorian Antique Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Silver

Suzanne Belperron Blue Chalcedony “Tonneau” Brooch
Located in New York, NY
This magic and Modernist chalcedony "Tonneau" brooch by modernist jeweler Suzanne Belperron dates from the exciting period when she successfully established her own business, at last...
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1930s Modernist Vintage Ruby Brooches

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Sapphire, Chalcedony, Emerald, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

United States Antique Ruby Diamond and Sapphire Flag Pin/Brooch
Located in Bethesda, MD
An 18 karat yellow gold ruby diamond and sapphire antique American flag pin. The handmade flag pin is ¾ of an inch wide and 1 inch high and features 22 rubies weighing .50 carats 9 ...
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1890s Antique Ruby Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Diamond and Yellow Sapphire Parrots Gold Brooch Pin Estate Fine Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful! Delightful and Whimsical handmade brooch depicting two parrots perched on a branch; one bird set with brilliant-cut diamonds and the other with Yellow Sapphires; ap...
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Late 20th Century Modernist Ruby Brooches

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Ruby, Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Diamond, Emerald, Onyx, Gold, 18k Gold

18 Kt Yellow Gold Diamond and Ruby Tie Pin
Located in Windsor Forest, Berkshire
An 18 Kt Yellow Gold Diamond & Ruby tie pin. The central ruby flanked by two diamonds. Stamped 18 Kt. Total diamond weight approximately 0.14 Ct. With a trombone fixing.
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Late 20th Century Modern Ruby Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold

Robin Bird Ruby Eye Perched on Gold Branch Brooch Pin Fine Estate Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Exquisitely carved Adorable Robin with cabochon Ruby eye perched on a branch; textured 18k yellow gold; the model for this pin brooch has been hand crafted to the last detail; marked...
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1980s Modernist Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

Ruby and Diamond Platinum Tie Tac Brooch Pin
Located in Montreal, QC
Finely detailed Platinum Ruby and Diamond Tie Tac Brooch, center securely nestled with an oval Ruby weighing approx. 0.96 Carat, surrounded by Diamonds, weighing approx. 0.52tcw. Han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Adorable Gold Emerald Ruby Tiger Brooch
Located in New York, NY
18K Y/gold emerald eyes ruby nose tiger pin, French gold hallmark, measures 1 1/4 x 1 inch, weight 6.4 dwt
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20th Century Ruby Brooches

Materials

Emerald, Ruby, Gold

18 Karat Rose Gold Pink Sapphire Pave Brooch and Pendant
Located in Bangkok, TH
We design Leelavadee brooch and pendant for use in 2 ways .You can put on tennis diamond necklace or a choker and use as a pin too.Multi color sapphire brooch and pendant which make...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Ruby Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Brooch Flowers Bouquet Gold Diamonds Rose Quartz Rubies Lapis Lazuli Vienna 1970
Located in Vienna, AT
Finest jewellery piece made during second half of 20th century: The brooch is shaped as bouquet of flowers, being abundantly covered with various gemstones: This nicest yellow golden...
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1970s Retro Vintage Ruby Brooches

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Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Quartz, Ruby, 18k Gold

Chevalier 18 Karat Rose Gold Ribbon Retro Double Clip Flower Brooch
Located in Bilbao, ES
This beautiful Chevalier epoque 1940's clips can be worn separately or together by its custom fitting. The diamond and gold ribbon swirl iand nests ruby colored gems. The brooch is...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Ruby Brooches

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Antique Ruby and Diamond Yellow Gold and Silver Set Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive Victorian 0.61 carat ruby and 0.72 carat diamond, 9 karat yellow gold and silver set flower brooch; part of our diverse antique jewellery collections. This fine and im...
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1890s Antique Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Vintage Art Deco Diamond Ruby Sapphire Bow Brooch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1930s This vintage 14K white gold openwork brooch with a dynamic and flowing shape, is modeled as a diamond bow accented by channel-set rubies and sapphires. The brooch is embe...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire

Tiffany & Co Jean Schlumberger Camel Brooch Diamond Ruby 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:TIFFANY&Co Name:Jean Schlumberger Camel brooch Material:21P diamond, 1P ruby, 1P pearl, 1P lapis lazuli, 750 K18 YG yellow gold Weight:60.0g (Approx) Size(inch):H62mm×W48mm / H...
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1980s Vintage Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

8.00ctw Ruby and 1.00ctw Diamond Starburst Brooch in 18K Yellow Gold
Located in Vienna, VA
8.00ctw Ruby and 1.00ctw Diamond Starburst Brooch in 18K Ruby and Diamond Starburst Brooch 18K Yellow Gold Rubies Carat Weight: Approx. 8.00ctw Clarity: Good (Type2) Color: Fine Dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ruby Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage and Antique Ruby Jewelry

This deep red gem is the color of heat and passion — vintage and antique ruby jewelry is perfect for those born in the middle of summer.

Rubies are one of the few gemstones that can give diamonds a run for their money. Just consider the Van Cleef & Arpels “scarf” necklace the Duke of Windsor presented to the Duchess on her 40th birthday, in 1936 — set with diamonds and dripping with rubies, a testament to the deep-red gemstone’s power — or the slippers encrusted with 4,600 rubies that Harry Winston made to commemorate the Wizard of Oz’s golden anniversary. July babies have permission to adorn themselves with this beautiful red stone even when it’s not their birthday.

Rubies are considered precious stones — along with diamonds, sapphires and emeralds — and have a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs Scale, surpassed only by Moissanite and diamonds. They are composed of corundum, a colorless mineral that is also the basic material of sapphires. In the July birthstone, the red of the gemstone — and the various hues seen in sapphires — are produced by the presence of trace elements. In the case of a ruby, this element is chromium. Rubies range in color from vermilion to a violet red. They are also pleochroic, which means that a stone’s hue can vary depending on the direction of viewing. The most sought-after color is pigeon’s blood: pure red with a hint of blue.

Rubies that are hosted in dolomite marble are the most prized: Because the marble is low in iron, so are the rubies, resulting in a more intense color. Rubies found in basalt, which has a higher iron content, are generally darker and less intense.

When shopping for antique and vintage ruby jewelry, remember that the 4Cs of selecting the perfect diamond — color, clarity, cut and carat — also apply to rubies.

According to the Gemological Institute of America, the color of the July birthstone should be a vibrant to slightly purplish red, and that the stone should be clear and inclusion free. Accordingly, the cut should show off its color and clarity. As for the last criterion, fine rubies more than a carat in weight are rare. Often, large rubies are more expensive than diamonds of comparable weights.

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