Openwork design necklace features an upside down heart accented with Genuine mined rubies and Marcasite stones. In the center of the heart is a flower with leaves on either side. Flower has Marcasites on each petal and a ruby in the center. Directly above the heart is a lovely openwork bow with streamers accented with rubies and marcasites. Center of bow also has a large ruby. Directly below this is yet another ruby – a dangling bezel set ruby. All rubies are either bezel set or prong set.
If you look at the back of the necklace you can see it has holes. Each hole is directly behind a ruby, allowing for extra light to shine through. The design and workmanship on this piece was well thought out and executed. Added to this fabulous design are 2 teardrop shaped open rings – one on each side of the necklace, with marcasites on the outside as well as on the inside of the ring. Center motif is suspended from a solid sterling silver twisted rope chain.
Necklace is comprised of rubies ranging in shades from light to dark, having a total gem weight of 3 carats. The lighter rubies are also known as pink sapphires. It is nice to view the subtle variations in color that these stones have. Very pretty.
Measures 18” total length. Center section measures 3-3/4” W x 1-3/4” L. Each chain is 7-1/4” in length. Weighs 26.6grams. Marked 925 on back of leaf sprig and also on the spring ring clasp. Weighs 26.6grams. Condition is excellent except for one tiny missing marcasite stone which is just about impossible to find.