When certain mineral combinations are subject to extreme heat and pressure, wonderful things can happen. Rubies might have turned out as sapphires or emeralds, they have the same basic components after all. Only a tiny mineral change and the right machinations of the Earth’s crust came along to kiss the stone with enough fire to turn it this brilliant shade of bright red. It’s almost as if that intense heat has been captured in the form of this glowing and sparkling gem. A rare and stunning stone that only fire could create.
This stunning Ruby and diamond ring was hand crafted in France in about 1880. The fabulous natural ruby shows signs of being untreated, it measures 8x5.8x3 mm and weighs approximately 1.1 carats. The ruby is surrounded by 12 chunky Old Mine Cut diamonds which are bright and lively. The diamonds are rated as F-G in color and VS1-SI2 in clarity with most being VS, they add up to 1.52 total carats, each shoulder is further set with a small mine cut diamond of .055 carats, for a total diamond weight in this ring of 1.63 carats. The ring measures 15.13 mm north to south and 11.7 mm across, it sits 4.2 mm off the finger and narrows to 1.75 mm at the back of the band.
This antique, halo style ring is marked on the outside of the band with the French hallmark of the right facing Eagles head and was further tested as 18 karat gold. It weighs 4.13 grams and is a US size 7.
This ring comes with an appraisal done by a GIA accredited Master Gemologist who is qualified to appraise antique pieces. The full replacement value is $11,470, please inquire for a copy of the appraisal.
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