This mid-century beauty from the 1950s features a natural, vivid purplish red ruby and 28 single-cut diamonds. The 10K white gold is rendered into a double halo or starburst configuration that draws your eye in and dazzles. In the video, you can see how the ruby fluoresces and glows in the sunlight. Such a fabulous cocktail ring for July babies or vintage ring collectors!
Ruby is considered one of the “Big 3” gemstones and is apart of the corundum gem family. The rich, bluish-red hue that rubies are known for comes from trace amounts of chromium in the crystal lattice. Rubies are associated with the three fire signs of the zodiac and also said to have healing properties for your entire system. Ancient peoples believed that wearing ruby would ward off all illness and disease. It has also been described as a stone “of nobility,” which will aid in overcoming conflict or controversy and were typically worn by knights. Ruby is the birthstone for July.
The ring is in very good vintage condition with minimal signs of wear. The surface of the gold shows fine lines and marks from wear, but nothing noticeable or distracting. The ruby has minor nicks and chips along the facet junctions and girdle, with no major chips, cracks, or scratches. The diamonds are not cracked or chipped and are secure in the mounting. A GIA Graduate Gemologist tested and graded the gemstones and the shank is stamped 10K.
The ring is a size 6.5 and can be sized. The ruby measures 6.6mm x 4.7mm x 1.7mm and weighs 0.44 carats. The single-cut diamonds measure 1.5mm and weigh 0.01 carat each for a total of 0.28 carats. The diamond grades are SI clarity, G-H color, and the ring weighs 4.14 grams.
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