9CT GOLD RUBY & DIAMOND RING
Very beautiful 9ct Gold statement dress ring set with four oval Rubies, totalling 1.05cts, interspersed with .15cts of bright brilliant cut Diamonds. These are natural Rubies with a deep pink-red colour.
9ct Yellow Gold ring with British hallmark.
This ring is available in sizes J-Q. For sizes outside this range, please contact me. This design is also available in Citrine, Emerald, Pink Tourmaline, Blue Topaz, Sapphire and Amethyst.
Comes complete in Christine Alexander's recycled presentation box. Free UK and International tracked shipping.
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 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.
Different gemstones need different care – remember that many jewellery cleaning products can harm softer, porous or organic gems. If in doubt, a soft moist cloth is suitable for cleaning any gem.
Jewellery is best stored individually in a soft pouch or a box with compartments away from sunlight and where harder gemstones can’t scratch softer ones.