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9CT WHITE GOLD OVAL RUBY AND DIAMOND HALO RING WITH DIAMOND SPLIT SHOULDERS

Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery


Sale price £639.00 Regular price £795.00
9CT WHITE GOLD OVAL RUBY AND DIAMOND HALO RING WITH DIAMOND SPLIT SHOULDERS

Gorgeous Ruby & Diamond ring handcrafted in 9ct White Gold. Four claw setting, with a halo of twenty Diamonds. The open split shoulders are also set with Diamonds. There are 49 Diamonds in total, with a total weight of .19cts. The elegant oval cut Ruby is .54cts; large enough to take centre stage and draw the eye, yet still a practical size so perfect for everyday wear.

Available in sizes J-Q. For sizes outside this range, please contact me. Also available in Emerald, Sapphire and Tanzanite in the same design.

White gold is usually enhanced with Rhodium plating. To preserve this plating, avoid swimming in your jewellery as chlorine, in particular, can cause faster degradation. Chlorine is present in small amounts in tap water, so it is best to avoid getting your jewellery wet where possible. It is a simple matter to have items re-plated.

Said to be “a girl’s best friend”, the name derives from the ancient Greek word ‘adamas’ meaning invincible. The quality of this gem’s colour, clarity and cut are more tightly measured than for any other gemstone, and although there are various standards used across the globe, that of the Gemological Institution of America (GIA) is the most widely used.  The value of a similar carat weight of Diamonds can vary dramatically, based on their clarity and colour - and to some extents more importantly - how well the gemstone has been cut. Its very high refractive index is what gives the gem its famous sparkle; its strong lustre is described as an adamantine lustre.

All gemstones can be damaged through wear and tear. Make sure you check for loose stones or damaged claws periodically. Always take your jewellery off whenever you are doing activities that might cause damage. Remember that household cleaners and chlorine in swimming pools can damage many gems.

The gem of love, Ruby is the red member of the Corundum family and is often given as a gift to show the strength of one’s relationship. Most Rubies show purplish red to orangey red hues; however, the overall colour (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”. In the ancient world, people believed that Rubies could help them predict the future and they have been worn as talismans to protect from illness or misfortune ever since. It is said that over 95% of Rubies on the market today have been heat-treated, therefore whenever buying a Ruby it is best to assume that the gem’s colour has been enhanced. Some of the finest Rubies are from Burma, where their colour is said to be comparable to that of “pigeon blood”. Ruby is the birthstone for July and is also the anniversary gemstone for both the 15th and 40th year of marriage.

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