This is a new piece, with 4-7 mm Rubies that are indeed natural, not dyed, or treated in any way. Rubies are smooth, no facets, and are a nice deep RED. All wire and components are pure 18K gold, including the clasp in the front which is very sturdy and substantial. The pendant is a beautiful Gray/Blue Tourmaline which measures 15 x 23mm, length is 17" but I will adjust the size to fit you!
Gem Lore: Deep, glowing red, the ruby is sometimes said to contain the original spark of life, "a drop of the heart's blood of Mother Earth." Stories are told of a magnificent ruby which possessed youth giving properties. When rubbed on the body, this miraculous stone would remove visible signs of aging.
Because of its flame color, the ruby was used to make water boil. Powers of the ruby were many: it warded off plagues and pestilence (worn on the left side), made the wearer prudent, drove away melancholy, restrained lust, and ensured good harvests. When the color darkened, the wearer was warned of approaching danger. Inserted in the flesh, it made one strong and invincible.
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