9CT GOLD PEAR CUT RUBY & DIAMOND DROP PENDANT
This gorgeous dangly pendant is made with a pear cut Ruby gemstone, 7mm x 5mm in size. The pendant is made from 9ct Gold and accented with a fine white diamond, set in 9ct White Gold.
This design of pendant is also available in Amethyst, Emerald and Sapphire in Yellow Gold, and in 9ct White Gold with Amethyst, Aquamarine, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Tanzanite. Please contact me for details.
A matching pair of earrings is also available. This listing is for the pendant only; if you also require a chain please contact me as I offer a 50% discount on chains when purchased with this pendant. I'd recommend this one.
LAYAWAY: I offer layaway, which allows you to pay in instalments with no interest over a maximum time period of six months. This item could be paid for with:
A deposit of £100
2 instalments of £100
3 instalments of £66.65
4 instalments of £50
5 instalments of £40
Terms are flexible. Please contact me to initiate. PayPal required. You do not receive the item until fully paid for. See my Policies page for Ts&Cs.
Most Rubies show purplish red to orangey-red hues; however, the overall colour (the colour is a combination of hue, shade and saturation) can provide gem dealers with an indication of the stone’s original geographic origin. Ruby shows pleochroism, which means that the colour varies when viewing the gemstone in different directions and many can appear incredibly bright when exposed to the sun. Ruby has been a popular gemstone for centuries and has been set in many famous historic pieces of jewellery. The famous mines in Mogok, Burma were first explored as early as the 6th century AD. In Sanskrit, the Ruby was known as “ratnaraj” which stood for “the king of precious gems”, and later “ratnanayaka”; “leader of all precious stones”. Its more recent name, Ruby, is derived from the Latin word “rubers” simply meaning “red”.
Until the late 1800s, Diamonds were among the rarest gemstones on the planet, and due to their incredible hardness, coupled with the belief that cutting them would reduce their magical powers, were often not faceted. In fact, it was not until the 1400s that the first rudimentary facets were being applied to the gem. Then, in the late 1800s, everything began to change with the discovery of Diamonds in South Africa. Through huge marketing campaigns by the owners of these new deposits, the new kid on the gem block went from being fairly unknown, to unquestionably the global leader within half a century.