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Gemstone:Ruby
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 Wrist Watches

Materials

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

Roger Dubuis Too Much Limited Edition Diamond Ruby 18k Gold Watch
Located in Miami, FL
Limited Edition Roger Dubuis Too Much Collection With 18k white gold, Original Factory Set Natural Diamonds. Diamond Bezel, Black Dial with Mother of Pearl, and Genuine Rubies. Origi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k 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 Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, 18k 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 Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Trinity 18 Karat Tri Color 2357 Sapphire, Ruby, and Diamond Ladies Watch
Located in New York, NY
This stunning timepiece from Cartier's Trinity collection features yellow, white, and rose gold bezel spiraling gracefully towards the dial. The bezel is pave set with diamonds, sapp...
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20th Century Modern Ruby Wrist Watches

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

Omega Vintage Platinum Diamonds and Rubies Ladies Mechanical Wrist Watch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1950 Omega Ladies Wrist watch, the top including the 4 rows of stones on each side measures 30 X 13 M.M. A 2 piece Platinum signed Omega case set with Diamonds totaling .60 Car...
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1950s Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, Platinum

Lucien Piccard Yellow Gold Multi-Stone Pendant Watch
Located in Palm Desert, CA
14 Karat Lucien Piccard Multi-Stone Pendant Watch. This is a darling pendant with a colorful array of stones, perfect for an artist or art enthusiast. The pendant is shaped like a pa...
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1980s Retro Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Amethyst, Emerald, Garnet, Peridot, Ruby, Turquoise, Blue...

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 Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Rose Gold, Silver, Enamel

Rolex Ladies Datejust Watch with Diamond and Ruby Bezel, Jubilee Bracelet
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Incredible ladies custom pink Mother of Pearl Rolex datejust wristwatch. This stunning, high quality designer timepiece is embellished with shimmering natural diamonds and rubies and...
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1970s Contemporary Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

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

Vintage French Ruby and Diamond Covered Watch Bracelet 18K Gold and Platinum
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous 18 Karat gold chain mail vintage bracelet features a covered watch adorned with 24 pear-shape rubies of exceptional quality and 9 round brilliant diamonds. There are 26...
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Mid-20th Century Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

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 Contemporary Ruby Wrist Watches

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

Tiffany & Co. Midcentury Diamond Ruby Gold Ladies Watch
Located in New York, NY
Mid century Tiffany & CO 14k gold watch, with fabric band and non gold buckle. Case measures 13mm excl crown x 41mm. Band is 6.5" long. Case decorated with diamonds and rubies. Gruen...
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20th Century Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold

Watch White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Ruby Satin Strap Decorated Micromosaic
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 Contemporary Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White 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 Retro Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies Watch Datjust Ruby Diamond 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Barnsley, GB
Rolex Ladies Watch Datjust Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Custom Pink Rolex stands out with the 4 Ruby stones and with 40 diamonds and can be sent from USA too We can show oth...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ruby Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Patek Philippe Ladies Yellow Gold Ornate Gubelin Band Manual Wristwatch
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Gorgeous Vintage Piece by Renowned Watch Designer Patek Phillipe 18k Yellow Gold Rounded Rectangle Case 13 mm Wide (15 mm w/ Crown) 23 mm Long Lug-to-Lug Distance = 22 mm Champagne D...
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Early 20th Century Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Watch Automatic White Gold White Diamonds Ruby Alligator Strap Micro Mosaic
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 Contemporary Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

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 Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Yellow 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 Contemporary Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

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

Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Secret Watch
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Extremely rare vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Secret watch from the 1940's. The epitome of class and elegance is how to describe this watch. Before there were Iphones it was considered r...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 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 Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Ebel Discovery Wristwatch 883830, Diamonds and Rubies 18 Karat Gold Bracelet
By Ebel
Located in Antwerp, BE
EBEL. AN 18K GOLD DIAMOND AND RUBIES CENTER SECONDS BRACELET WATCH WITH ROTATING BEZEL Discovery, 883830 Quartz movement, circular cream dial with raised roman chapters and round di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold

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 Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow 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 Wrist Watches

Materials

Ruby, Stainless Steel

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 Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, White 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 Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Turquoise, 18k Gold

Automatic Wristwatch White Gold White Diamonds Ruby Hand Decorated Micromosaic
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 Contemporary Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Ruby, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch Yellow Gold Sapphires Ruby Lizard Strap Handdecorated with MicroMosaic
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 Modern Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Ruby, Sapphire, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Watch Gold White Diamonds Ruby Satin Strap Handdecorated with Micromosaic
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 Contemporary Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

Stylish Watch Gold Ruby Alligator and Fur Strap Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
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 Modern Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

Watch Gold White and Black Diamonds Ruby Satin Strap Hand Decorated Micromosaic
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 Contemporary Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White 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 Retro Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

Extreme Art Deco Ruby and Diamond Watch Circa 1920 - 1930 in Platinum
Located in Wailea, HI
Extreme Art Deco Ruby and Diamond Watch Circa 1920 - 1930 in Platinum Eight Baguette Burmese Rubies Weighing 1.00 Carats Approximately [bright with no imperfections visible to the ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

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 Wrist Watches

Materials

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

Rolex 69038 Datejust Crown Collection Ladies Wristwatch
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex MPN: 69038 Model: Datejust Case Material: 18k yellow gold Case Diameter: 26mm Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire Bezel: Round shape diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire ...
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1980s Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k 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 Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

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

Verger Frères Art Deco Wristwatch, circa 1925
Located in New York, NY
A rare Verger Frères Art Deco watch with Vacheron Constantin movement, embellished with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and onyx. Made in France, circa 1925
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

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

Chopard Happy Sport Pink Diamond Ruby Gold Watch
Located in New York, NY
18k rose gold Happy Sport Chopard lady's watch, set with 1.60ctw in pink diamonds, rubies on the bezel (one stone is chipped) and floating 3 diamonds 2 rubies. other red Chopard band...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ruby Wrist Watches

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Pink Diamond, Ruby, Gold

LIP Ruby Bezel Hand-Winding 18 Karat Yellow Gold Women's Watch with Gold Band
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
18k Yellow Gold Flower-Shaped Case 23 mm in Diameter (24.5 mm w/ Crown) Bezel Features 18 Custom-Shaped Rubies in Ballerina Baguette Formation Round Dial w/ Gold Tic Marks and Hands ...
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20th Century Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Ruby, 18k Gold

Rolex GMT-Master II 0 16718 Men Yellow Gold Serti Dial Watch
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: COM002910 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: GMT-Master II Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 16718 Age: 24-09-2005 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Swing tags, G...
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Early 2000s Ruby Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Retro 1940s Ruby Diamond Gold Watch Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Retro circa 1940s iconic design watch bracelet, adorned with rubies, and approx. 1.12ctw in diamonds. The bracelet is 7.25" long, watch case is 30mm x 23mm. Weighs 65.5 grams. Tested...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

Patek Philippe Gold Bracelet Watch
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage 18 karat gold bracelet watch with rubies and brilliant diamonds by Patek Philippe, Switzerland 1940s Length 17.5 cm
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Harry Winston Avenue Rudy and Diamond Ladies Watch in 18 Karat Gold, Super Rare
Located in Honolulu, HI
100% All Original, Extremely rare and Magnificent ladies Harry Winston Avenue ladies watch in 18K yellow gold and Black Rhodium fisnish. This gorgeous watch features the iconis recta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Piaget 4925D2 18k Yellow Gold Diamond & Ruby Ladies Watch
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Piaget Case Material: 18k Yellow Gold Case Diameter: 21mm Crystal: Sapphire Crystal Bezel: 18k Yellow gold Ruby & Diamond bezel Dial: Gold & Ruby dial with yellow gold hands B...
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Late 20th Century Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, 18k 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 Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

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 Wrist Watches

Materials

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

Vintage Retro 14k Gold Diamond & Syn. Ruby Mechanical Swiss Dress Bracelet Watch
Located in Montclair, NJ
This gorgeous vintage wrist watch was crafted in Switzerland from solid 14k yellow gold during the retro period. It features vivid blood red synthetic rubies and natural round single...
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1950s Retro Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

Chopard Happy Sport Ladies Pink Diamond Ruby Set Watch with Box
Located in New York, NY
Happy Sport lady's pink gold and natural pink diamond, ruby set watch - circa 2005. With original band and buckle Accompanied by Chopard watch box. Dial: White Caliber: 7 3/4''' 956...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Pink Diamond, Ruby

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 Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Jules Jurgensen Yellow Gold Bracelet Wristwatch with Ruby Accents
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Circa 1950 Ladies 14 Karat Yellow Gold Bracelet Wrist Watch. The square face is flanked with .12 carats Diamonds total weight and .32 carats Rubies total weight. Movement is 17 Jewel...
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1950s Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Zannetti Rana Scrigno Jewel Frog Watch Bracelet Collection, Diamonds and Ruby's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Amazing Zanetti ,Rana Scrigio Diamond watch with ruby cabuchons in eyes. For special occasions as it s so exceptional. Case : 18 kt solid gold Dial : natural stone Comes with 3 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k 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 Art Deco Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ruby and Diamond Swiss Quartz Movement Watch in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Hong Kong, HK
A stunning work of wearable art, this one-of-a-kind Swiss Quartz movement ruby and diamond watch in 18 karat gold by Dilys’ represents the brand’s passion for exceptional gems and el...
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2010s Belle Époque Ruby Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White 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 Wrist Watches

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

1980s Diamond Heart Ruby 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies Watch
Located in Miami, FL
This stunning estate ladies watch is crafted in solid 18K yellow gold. This exquisite time piece displays a cuff design and is accented with 100 genuine round cut diamonds approx 2....
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1980s Modern Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold

Piaget Fully Loaded Diamond and Ruby Set Quartz Wristwatch
Located in London, GB
An 18k Yellow Gold Fully Loaded Vintage Ladies Wristwatch, pave diamond dial set with 2 round brilliant cut rubies at 3, 6, 9 and 12 0'clock, a fixed 18k yellow gold bezel set with 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold

Vintage Boucheron 18k Yellow Gold Lady's Wristwatch Diamond Ruby Quartz
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant lady's watch made of 18 karat (stamped) yellow gold. The watch face is encrusted with round brilliant cut diamonds and the bracelet is made of ruby beads and diamonds. Quart...
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1970s Vintage Ruby Wrist Watches

Materials

Ruby, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Two-Tone Ladies Datejust 1998, Automatic Diamond Ruby Dial 18 Karat Gold
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Two-Tone Ladies Datejust 1998, Automatic Diamond Ruby Dial 18 Karat Gold SKU: WA00003 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model: Two Tone Ladies Rolex Datejust Country of Origin: S...
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20th Century Modern Ruby Wrist Watches

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