Here we have a stunning antique Natural Ruby and paste ring that is sure to please. It is an estate find that has been well cared for. The natural ruby is between 2-3 karats. It is beautifully faceted and graced with fascinating inner inclusions. The stunning stone is nestled amongst a border of sparkling clear paste.
Paste stones were the darling of the day not intended to be copies of the real thing but worn as themselves and loved for their beauty. They are amazing with their old style facets and high lead content that gives them their wonderful sparkle. The face of the ring measures 17mm x 10mm.
This ring is possessing and alive with color. There is some wear to the paste but otherwise in lovely condition. The inner band is stamped with several hallmarks that I believe to be Russian or European. My jeweler has acid tested it to be at least 10K.