Glowing deep-blood red! Unheated rubies are rare treats these days. So many gems appearing on the market are treated for their color or clarity, be it by chemicals or lead-glass filling. These forms of treatment aren't natural, nor have they stood the test of time, and therefore, we hunt to find beauties that are 'au naturel' in both color & clarity! Certified Retail Replacement Value $8,875.00 CAD (at PAR with USD).
Here, glowing with life & bursting with rich red color is a GIA certified natural unheated/untreated ruby and diamond ring. Oval-cut in shape, the central ruby measures a decent 7.42 x 6.09mm, with an exact weight of 1.19ct. Its clarity is slightly included (to one side of the ruby, 'silk' inclusions can be seen with the naked eye depending on the lighting - but these are what make rubies glow the way they do!), however, overall, its clarity is excellent for a ruby - many have no transparency at all. Its color is fantastic - definitely primarily RED with a slightly purple undertone. Our pictures have captured it more pink than it is - RED is the dominant color.
The beautiful ruby & diamonds are set in a gorgeous platinum setting, with elegant trellis sides & swirl work. The entire ring actually is platinum except for the four 18kt yellow gold swirl/floral patterns seen in the sides of the ring. There are 12 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 0.53ct and 2 small round brilliant cut diamonds set below the ruby adding another 0.04ct to the diamond carat weight. The diamonds together total 0.57ct, and this carat weight is stamped on the band as 0.57+.
The baguette diamonds grade fine VS-SI clarity and G-H color, and the rounds Si2-I1 (not visibly included or cloudy) & F-G color. The appraisal states that one baguette diamond is 'broken', however, we can only see a small chip UNDERNEATH a corner of one of them, which we assume is what classifies it as broken. You can see in our pictures that there is no diamond cracked/broken in half as one might expect, and no diamonds are loose or missing. Nonetheless, we've accounted for this 'flaw' in our price.
The ring overall weighs 6.90g which is primarily platinum weight. The band is stamped both PLAT & 18k, along with a copyright symbol that is worn away. Its condition is very good, still shiny & polished showing gentle wear. The ruby is in no way abraded and except for the one noted diamond, all gems are in fine condition.
Given the rarity of unheated & untreated rubies, this already-valuable & beautiful ring will surely only appreciate in value over time. If you're a collector of all-natural gems, or would like to begin collecting, this one's a beauty!
Approximate US SIZE 6 3/4 (inner diameter averages 17.10mm). Sizable up or down 1-2 sizes. Please ALWAYS inquire first about sizing before placing your order.
Item ID: 119ctGIANoHeatRuby
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