The top of the custom lab created ruby is cut in three concentric graduated steps; the underside of the stone has 16 facets which taper to a point at the center thus allowing the light to flicker in and out of the pierced work on all sides of the diamond-studded platinum setting. This is a truly spectacular ring.
A lab created stone's mineral composition is chemically the same as a natural gemstone.
The eighty-four (84) diamonds in this antique Edwardian antique jewelry ring measure from 1.0mm to 1.75 mm. There are two (2) diamonds that measure approximately 2.75mm each. Approximate total diamond weight is 1.26 carats. Diamond color ranges form G-H and clarity ranges from SI1 to SI2. The shank is hand engraved and pierced with a scrolled wire under gallery.
The stone pictured is not original to the piece. There was a half cabochon Lindy star sapphire stone (appraised at $200.00) which I will gladly give to the buyer of the piece. It was drab and unattractive to the setting so I had it replaced in 2000 to the current stone which was cut from a 26 gram lab created ruby ruby. The cost of the raw material and intricate cutting was $720.00. Receipts are available and copies will be provided if requested. The color of this magnificent ruby is a deep red when no light enters the stone.
size: 7-1/2 to 8; top of ring: length: 14.5mm, width: 14.5mm, depth: 6.7mm
The ring comes with a GIA Certified Appraisal.
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