Gemstone rings may only be classified as ruby rings if the color of the gemstone is red.  While there are many spectrums to the color red, if the ruby is too pink it is not considered a ruby, at least not in the United States.  "Pink" rubies are actually pink sapphires.  Some European and Asian countries have a differing opinion, and may classify "pink sapphires" as rubies.

Ruby rings often contain diamonds and other gemstones to create rings with a beautiful spectrum of colors.  In order to accentuate the deep ruby red color, ruby rings are also often mounted upon a platinum or white gold metal ring setting.

Ruby rings may also consist of just one solitaire ruby mounted on a yellow gold ring.  This color combination has a vastly different look from the more modern ruby and diamond ring set upon white gold or platinum.

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