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Gemstone: Ruby
Ladies Platinum Diamond Ruby Art Deco Cocktail Wristwatch
Located in London, GB
An Art Deco ruby and diamond cocktail wristwatch, square dial with dot and baton hour markers, surrounded by French cut rubies and baguette cut diamonds in a rectangular platinum cas...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Vintage UTI Skeleton Pocket Watch with Onyx and Rubies
Located in New York, NY
A stunning 42mm pocket watch by UTI Paris in yellow gold and onyx, encircled by 44 rubies on its sides. Circa 1960s. An open skeleton back reveals the movement.
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1960s French Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Onyx, Ruby, Yellow Gold

UTI Watch Caged Birds Brooch in 18 Carat Gold circa 1950 Ruby Sapphire Diamonds
Located in Paris, FR
UTI Watch caged Birds Brooch in yellow Gold 18 Carat circa 1950. One Bird with a Body composed of a Sapphire and a Head composed of a Diamond, the other Bird with a Body composed of ...
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1950s Swiss Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold

1960s Gubelin 18 Karat Yellow Gold Double-Row Diamond & Ruby Set Bracelet Watch
Located in New york, NY
A 1960s Gubelin 18kt Yellow Gold Premier Double Row Diamond & Ruby Set Bracelet Watch Basic Specifications & Case Dimensions Case Dimensions - 20 mm x 20mm - Fits up to a 190mm wr...
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1960s Swiss Retro Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Style 1950s Swiss Ruby and Diamond Yellow Gold Omega Watch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning Art Deco 0.78 carat ruby and 0.20 carat diamond, 18 karat yellow gold and 18 karat white gold set Omega watch; part of our diverse vintage jewelry collections. This stunn...
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1950s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Gold Baume & Mercier 'Loop Shape' Diamond Ladies Watch with Rubies
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful and very fine ladies watch from Baume & Mercier. Completely made of 18k gold. Studded with countless diamonds and two top quality rubies. Total length about 166 mm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Universal Genève Lady Jewelry Bracelet Watch 18 Carat Yellow Gold and Rubies
Located in Milan, IT
Particular jewel watch signed Universal Genève in 18kt yellow gold and ruby pave details. The tilting handle is transformed into a jewel detail that gives a stylish note to the objec...
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1950s Swiss Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Massive Ladies Wristwatch, Bracelet, 18 Karat Gold, with Rubies and Emerald
Located in Berlin, DE
Massive ladies wristwatch, 18 Karat gold, with rubies and emerald. Heavy ladies wristwatch. Swiss made manual wind movement. Very good condition. Including certificate of authenti...
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20th Century Ruby Watches

Materials

Emerald, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Longines Gold Rubies Diamonds Russian Gold Lady Watch Bracelet, 1910
Located in Herzelia, Tel Aviv
Gold Case Longines Swiss Watch with fine Diamonds and Rubies. Highly important and collectable item. Longines Swiss watch specially designed for a high society Russian customer. Brac...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Art Deco Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold

Large 1970s Tiffany Turquoise Ruby 18Kt Gold French Knight Helmet Pendant Watch
Located in New york, NY
Dimensions: When closed: 45mm top of helmet X 35mm wide When opened: 50mm top of helmet x 42mm Depth: 18mm Drop: 47mm drop from chain The Present timepiece is a very rare, large...
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1970s French Retro Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Turquoise, 18k Gold

Rolex Unworn White Gold Pave Diamond Dial Ruby Bezel Daytona 116589SALV
Located in London, GB
A Rare Unworn 18k White Gold Oyster Perpetual Daytona 40mm Men's Wristwatch, pavé diamond dial with applied roman numerals and applied hour markers at 3, 6, and 9 0'clock, 30 minute ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, White Gold

Perpetual Calendar Jump Date Pocket Watch by Marius LeCoultre
Located in New Orleans, LA
Created by the famed Swiss watchmaker firm Marius LeCoultre, this perpetual calendar chronograph pocket watch features a beautifully crafted 18K rose gold case decorated in a foliate...
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Late 19th Century Swiss Aesthetic Movement Antique Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Rolex DateJust 36 MOP Diamond-Ruby Dial Steel & 18k Gold Fluted Bezel Watch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Preowned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Has Recently Been Serviced, Polished and Will Be Time Tested Before Shipment. This Watch Rolex Red Watch Box, and 3 Year Lux Time Co War...
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1980s Swiss Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel and 18k Gold Jubilee Diamond Watch with Black Diamond
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Preowned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Has Recently Been Serviced, Polished and Will Be Time Tested Before Shipment. This Watch Includes Rolex Watch Box and 3 Year Lux Time C...
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1980s Swiss Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Watch Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Watch Pendant Features 12 cabochon Rubies and diamonds surrounding the clock. Dimensions: approximately 1.5 x 1.5 inches
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1970s French Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, 18k Gold

Automatic Wristwatch White Gold White & Black Diamond Ruby Ice Diamond
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Ruby Watches

Materials

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

Piaget Dress Watch Women's 18k Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Ruby & Diamond Set
Located in London, GB
A 25 mm 18kYellow Gold Women's Dress Wristwatch, champagne dial with Roman numerals, a fixed 18k yellow gold bezel set with 20round brilliant-cut rubies and 4 round brilliant cut dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Retro Top Hat Diamond Ruby Wittnauer Wristwatch Bracelet 14 Karat Gold
Located in New York, NY
A MUSEUM QUALITY ART DECO RETRO WRISTWATCH BRACELET BY WITTNAUER - IN WORKING ORDER - IN SOLID 14 KARAT ROSE AND WHITE GOLD WITH 31 DIAMONDS AND 17 RUBIES ADORNING THE WATCH CREATING...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Art Deco Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, Gold, Rose Gold, 14k Gold

Unique 18K Yellow Gold Faraone Designer Watch with Ruby Marker
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This wonderful 18K yellow gold quartz movement Faraone Italian designer wist watch is among the more interesting and unusual that have ever come our way. With simply a glance, it bec...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Modern Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Rolex Datejust 36 Meteorite Diamond Dial Steel & 18k Gold Diamond Bezel Watch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Preowned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Has Recently Been Serviced, Polished and Will Be Time Tested Before Shipment. This Watch Rolex Red Watch Box, and 3 Year Lux Time Co War...
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1980s Swiss Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Crawford .12 Carat Diamond Ruby Rose Gold Ladies Wristwatch
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage retro 1940’s Crawford 14k rose gold ruby and diamond wristwatch with rose gold double snake chain bracelet. 6.75 inches 6 round diamonds, approx. .12cts 10 genuine rubies, a...
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Mid-20th Century Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Art Deco Ruby Diamonds 18 Karat Yellow Gold Lady's Watch
Located in Poitiers, FR
Lady's watch. The case of round form is in 18 karat yellow gold, and set with 3 diamonds on arrow point pattern, and small calibrated rubies. The back is silver, the Arabic numerals ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

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

Rare Piaget Ruby Dial Diamond 18 Karat Gold Mechanical Wristwatch
Located in New York, NY
Piaget mechanical wristwatches from the 1970s have long become a collector item, besides being a beautiful piece of wearable jewelry. Among these the most sought after models are the...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Cushion Shaped Diamond and Ruby Bezel Watch in Yellow Gold
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This elegant champagne dial 14K Yellow Gold Tiffany & Co. wristwatch with a cushion shaped diamond bezel, is set with 2 brilliant rubies at the 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, an...
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1970s American Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

De Grisogono Allegra Ruby Sapphire Mother of Pearl Gold Watch 3995 13
Located in Lambertville, NJ
New with tag de Grisogono Allegra watch, featuring 18k yellow gold case, adorned with rubies and pink sapphires, mother of pearl dial, pink and red leather bracelet. Quartz movement....
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Ruby Watches

Materials

Sapphire, Ruby, Gold

Retro 14 Karat Ruby Diamond Watch Ciny Watch Co. Le Noirmont, circa 1940s
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This gorgeous 14K retro watch is from the company Ciny and is from 1940. It has a snake bracelet in 14K Gold and is filled with Diamonds and Rubies. The Diamonds are, VS G-H and the...
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1940s American Retro Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

Automatic Watch White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Ruby Alligator Strap
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Ruby Watches

Materials

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

French 1800 Art Nouveau Rose Diamond Zig Zag Enamel Pendant Lapel Pocket Watch
Located in New york, NY
An Impressive Art Nouveau French 1880s Gold “Sun Ray” Motif Hand Cut Rose Cut Diamond Set “Zig Zag” Guilloche Enamel Hand Painted Enamel Breguet Pendant Lapel Pocket Watch Basic...
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Mid-19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Swiss 18k Repeater Chronograph Diamond Ruby HorseRacing / Bet Motif Pocket Watch
Located in New york, NY
An Extremely Rare & Impressive High Grade Swiss Large 18kt Hunting Case 1900s Repeating Chronograph with Special Order Diamond & Ruby Set Horse Racing & Gambling Horseshoe Raised Rel...
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1890s Swiss Belle Époque Antique Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Bulgari "Catene" 18k White Gold and Diamond Bracelet Bvlgari Wristwatch
Located in Miami, FL
Original Bulgari Swiss-made CATENE watch with 18k white gold gourmette (link) strap. An extravagant timepiece in mint condition. A perfectly finished Cuban-style link bracelet wraps ...
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Early 2000s Ruby Watches

Materials

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

Ladies Platinum Yellow Gold Diamond Ruby Retro Wristwatch
Located in New York, NY
Alternating discs of rubies set in yellow gold and round brilliant cut diamonds set in platinum, graduating in size, connect to two bands of rope chained yellow gold links. The cente...
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1940s Unknown Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

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

Rolex Datejust Ladies Platinum Rare Rubellite Stone Diamond Dial 69166RBG
Located in London, GB
A Platinum Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ladies Wristwatch, rare rubellite stone dial set with 10 applied round brilliant cut diamond hour markers, date at 3 0'clock, a fixed platinum sm...
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20th Century Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Rolex Ladies President Diamond Ruby Gold Watch
Located in Feasterville, PA
This is an authentic Rolex Presidential watch with a Rolex dial with added aftermarket diamond markers, a custom 18k yellow gold diamond and ruby bezel, a Rolex 18K yellow gold presi...
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1980s Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

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

XIX Century Open-Face Brittish Gold Pocket Watch F. Brooman
Located in Bilbao, ES
Great "open-face" Brittish pocket watch F. BROOMAN, Strand, London, N#614. Solid gold case, gold sphere, external and internal cases are plain. Roman numerals, rubys. Mint working c...
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Late 19th Century Antique Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Retro Period Jaeger LeCoultre Ladies Wrist Watch in 18k Pink Gold with Rubies
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This very interesting Retro period wristwatch is crafted from 18k pink gold and natural square cut rubies. It is powered by a high grade, back wind, Jaeger LeCoultre movement. The re...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Retro Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Rose Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Limited Edition Anniversary Cartier Pasha Removable Grid Box and Papers W3102255
Located in Antwerp, BE
Limited Edition Anniversary Cartier Pasha, Removable Grid, Box&Papers W3102255 Cartier Pasha limited edition for the 150th Anniversary. This Cartier is number 1477 out of 1847 of th...
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20th Century Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel and Gold Jubilee Diamond Watch with Red Diamond Dial
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Preowned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Has Recently Been Serviced, Polished and Will Be Time Tested Before Shipment. This Watch Includes Rolex Watch Box, and 3 Year Lux Time ...
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1980s Swiss Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Steel, Stainless Steel, Gold

Retro French Ruby Diamond 18 Karat Gold Watch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Retro French Ruby Diamond 18 Karat Gold Watch. Featuring 50 calibré cut rubies with a total weight of approximately 4.50 carats. Accented by 22 single cut diamonds with a total w...
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1940s French Retro Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

1.56 Carat Ruby 1.02 Carat Diamond Ladies Cocktail Watch in White Gold Art Deco
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive vintage Art Deco 1.56 carat ruby and 1.02 carat diamond ladies cocktail watch crafted in 9k white gold; part of our vintage watch collection. This st...
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1940s Unknown Art Deco Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 9k Gold, White Gold

Rolex Day-Date II Ref. 218235 Black Dial Rose Gold Diamonds & Rubies
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Rolex Model Name: Day-Date Model Number: 218235 Movement: Automatic Case Size: 41 mm Case Back: Closed Case Material: Rose Gold Bezel: Fluted Dial: Black Bracelet: ...
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2010s Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Retro Platinum Yellow Gold Diamond Burma Ruby Wristwatch
Located in New York, NY
This unique Retro 1940s ladies wristwatch is designed with alternating discs of rubies set in yellow gold and round brilliant cut diamonds set in platinum, graduating in size and are...
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1940s Retro Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

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

Patek Philippe XIX Century Open-Face 18k Gold Pocket Watch
Located in Bilbao, ES
Patek Philippe XIX Century Open-Face Gold Pocket Watch dated January 13 1891 Serial number 96510 and contrast number 213206 Expressly made for JJ Freman Toledo, O Beautiful 43m/1.69...
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Late 19th Century Scottish Antique Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Gold

Rolex Day Date 41 Rose Gold Black Ruby Dial 218235 2013
Located in New York, NY
Classified as a luxury staple and the first Rolex to indicate the full spelling of the days of the week. The Rolex Presidential Day-Date 41mm is an essential must-have for any collec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Rose Gold

Bulgari Ladies Diamond Turquoise Rose Gold Serpenti Secret Wristwatch
Located in New York, NY
Bulgari Serpenti Secret 40mm Turquoise Watch in 18k Rose Gold. This ‘Secret’ bracelet watch is one of the latest renditions of the iconic Serpenti by Bulgari, dating from 2016. The t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Turquoise, 18k Gold

1800s Golay Fils Stahl 18kt Pearl Diamond Ruby Emerald Bird Lapel Pendant Watch
Located in New york, NY
A Very Rare Signed Golay Fils & Stahl, Geneve, 18kt Yellow Gold, Pearl Set, Rose Cut Diamond, Ruby & Emerald Set ‘Swallow’ Lapel & Pendant Watch, Circa 1840-1880 Basic Specs & Overv...
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Mid-19th Century Swiss Art Nouveau Antique Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold

Alexis NY Diamond Ruby Pink Enamel Rose Gold Silver Snake Wrap Bracelet Watch
Located in New York, NY
Large 18k rose gold and sterling silver snake wrap bracelet, decorated with pink and white enamel, 1.10ctw in H/VS-Si1 diamonds and 0.56ctw rubies. Bracelet will fit approx. 6.5-7" w...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Rose Gold, Silver, Enamel

Corum "Les Palatines" Ruby and Diamonds Paved 18k Yellow Gold Unworn Full Set
Located in Geneva, CH
Corum "Les Palatines" 18K Yellow Gold Reference n° 50.322.65 V133 GD34R 31mm X 31mm Size Unique Piece in this Size and in this Condition 18K Yellow Gold Original Corum Ruby & Diamond...
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1990s Swiss Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold

Retro Ruby Diamond Rose and Yellow Gold Flip Top Covered Watch
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This watch comes from Switzerland and is in excellent used condition. This watch is made from both yellow and rose gold, with salmon covered dial and black baton markers at 3, 6, 9 a...
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1940s Swiss Retro Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Rolex Rare Zenith Movement Cosmograph Daytona Diamond and Ruby Dial Sapphire Set
Located in London, GB
A Rare 40 mm 18k Yellow Gold Oyster Perpetual Zenith Movement Cosmograph Daytona Gents Wristwatch, pavé diamond dial set with 8 applied round brilliant cut ruby hour markers, 30 minu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ruby Watches

Materials

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

1940s Retro Rose Gold and Gem set Large Hidden Surprise Watch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1940 Retro, hidden Surprise Watch. The 14K Rose Gold center section measures 1 1/4 inch wide, depressing the Rubies on the case side operates a spring loaded flip up cover to r...
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1940s American Retro Vintage Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

Bertolucci Pulchra 18 Karat Yellow Gold with Rubies and Diamonds
Located in Hicksville, NY
Basic Info Listing number NB00003 Reference number 111805568 Brand Bertolucci Model Pulchra Movement Quartz Case Material 18k ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Chopard Imperiale Yellow Gold Diamond & Ruby Set 38/3168-21
Located in London, GB
A striking 32mm ladies Imperiale wristwatch, crafted in yellow gold by Chopard. Features a pave diamond dial with 11 round cut ruby hour markers and 3 sub dials. Complementing the di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

American Edwardian Lady’s Gold Pendant Watch with Diamond Butterfly
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian 14k yellow gold pendant watch. Round and hinged. Engraved butterfly inlaid with 10 rose-cut diamonds and two ruby beads for exophthalmic eyes. United States, ca 1900.
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Ruby Watches

Materials

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

Lucien Picard 14k Rose Gold Vintage 1940s Diamond and Ruby Flip Top Ladies Watch
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: wind Function: hours, minutes Case: 14.24mm 14k rose gold case, plastic protective crystal, push/pull crown, rubies and diamonds on flip top Rubies: 42 round cut= 1.25cttw ...
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20th Century American Ruby Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Exquisite Hunter-Case Swiss Pocket Gold Watch Courvoisier, 1870
Located in Bilbao, ES
Exquisite Gold hunter-case Swiss pocket watch COURVOISIER #10673. Golden case with three 43mm/1.69in extrathin lids showing a beautiful dècor of a peasant with a pitcher by a well an...
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Late 19th Century Antique Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Gold

Titus Geneve Movement with Kreisler USA Band 14K Yellow Gold Watch
Located in Carlsbad, CA
Brand: Titus Gemstones: Diamonds, Rubies Metal: 14K Yellow Gold Length: 6 Inches Dimensions: 14 mm
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Ruby Watches

Materials

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

XIX Century Open-Face Gold Pocket Watch R. Stewart
Located in Bilbao, ES
XIX Century Open-face Gold Pocket Watch R. STEWART, Argyle & Buchanan Sts., Glasgow, #16044. Beautiful 43m/1.69in gold case with a thorough ornamental floral engraving with vegetatio...
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Late 19th Century Scottish Antique Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Gold

18k Rose Gold Hunter-Case Swiss Pocket Watch Angelus
Located in Bilbao, ES
18K Rose Gold Hunter-case Swiss Pocket Watch ANGELUS #40283. Cronograph with o'clock and quarter chimes on demand. 58mm/2.28in three-lid case in rose gold. External lids in guillochè...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Ruby Watches

Materials

Ruby, Rose 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.

Find a collection of ruby necklaces, ruby rings and other accessories on 1stDibs.

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