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Ruby – A rare, beautiful gem

The ruby is one of the most sought-after gemstones on the planet. With dwindling resources, it is getting rarer by the day.

Rubies, like sapphires, comes in many forms. Like Sapphires, rubies are also corundum, a crystalline form of aluminium oxide (a rock forming mineral), typically found with traces of iron, titanium, vanadium and chromium. Rubies in their pure crystal state under the influence of aluminium oxide turn red instead of any other colour – and thus are known the world over as rubies.

The gemstone of love

Rubies have been used for generations to enhance engagement rings, wedding rings, and all forms of custom jewellery adornments. Traditionally the stone of love, ruby jewellery is an obvious candidate when selecting appropriate precious stones for an engagement ring proposal.

The lower end of the ruby quality spectrum
When it comes to ruby jewellery, there are significant variations in quality. At the lower end of the spectrum, the rubies resemble broken glass with a hint of pink colouring thrown in. These lower quality rubies can be purchased en masse for the price of a cup of coffee with the right supplier. The resulting jewellery is predominantly used in mass production and seasonal wear.

The pinnacle of ruby jewellery – the Pigeon Blood Ruby!

Custom jewellery should last a lifetime. As you’re entering into a lifelong commitment to a ruby adorned ring, we recommend choosing a bright, deep red ruby.

Rubies come in a variety of hues, but the most prestigious and highly sought after is called the pigeon’s blood ruby, as it is thought to resemble the brightness of fresh pigeon’s blood. As marketing names go, it may not convey the most jovial of feelings, but we don’t make the rules on colour titles. It’s certainly a striking jewel sure to standout in any setting.

Where to find the Pigeon Blood Ruby

You can find rubies in many parts of the globe, but two places in particular are famous for the beauty of their rubies. These two places yield the world’s best pigeon blood, and you can discern their provenance by the ruby’s hue.

Burmese and Madagascar rubies

The most famous are Burmese rubies. They are characterised by a lighter, brighter red, as though sunlight shines directly onto it, even in a dark room.  The other rubies are from Madagascar. They are of a deeper red with an earthy feel and a beautiful brooding storm of crimson within the stone.

Rubies are unique and beautiful. Make one your own at Object Maker with our wedding band experience today.

Choose from our collections… Or design your own ring!

Silver Rose

Propose with a silver rose and design your own ring with our master jeweller in our studio at a later date. A unique and unforgettable way to propose!


Our full collection of unique rings, pendants, earrings and custom-made objects and one-off designs. Find your style with Object Maker in Sydney.

Wedding Rings

Unique, one-of-a-kind pieces made to order on request. Create them with us from your designs or join us in studio to craft your custom jewellery.

Ring Services

Repair and restore vintage jewellery, family heirlooms and accessories. Get your stones and pieces appraised. If it’s to do with jewellery, we can do it!

We respond quickly to your enquiries

You can expect our jewellers to respond to your enquiries within 24 hours. Typically we'll open our emails early mornings, noon and evenings (the bulk of our work day is, not surprisingly, reserved to the creation of beautiful jewellery pieces!)

Deal Directly With Our Jewellers

One of the primary benefits of approaching a family owned business is that you can deal directly with the jeweller. At Object Maker, you're in touch with the craftsman who designs and assembles your jewellery. It's your opportunity to convey your exact needs, inform your jeweller on your unique style, inspirations, and receive expert advice from a specialist.

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