These are the most amazing half hoop natural ruby and diamond earrings. I wish you could see them in person, because the photos don't begin to show the bright, vibrant rich red of the rubies. The classic half hoop style would be perfect for your wedding day, if you are a bride, or to wear each and every day, if rubies are your birthstone and you are a July baby. Set in luxurious 18K gold, whatever the occasion, these earrings are fabulous! Whenever I have worn these earrings, I get compliments right and left. They are stunning!
There are eight prong set natural rubies, weighing approximately 1.00 carat. The rubies are eye clean, with a strong, bright sparkling vibrant rich red color, with a strong saturation and a very good cut. Sometimes rubies have almost a purplish red cast, but these have the most vibrant, bright red color, even better in person than the photos show. In between each ruby are two prong set diamonds, a total of twelve diamonds, weighting approximately 25/100 of a carat. The diamonds are near colorless G-H in color, with a bright sparkling SI1-SI2 clarity, with a good cut.
The earrings are set in a stamped and tested 18K yellow gold setting, meaning they have 75% fineness of pure gold. Circa 1970's-1980's, these gorgeous earrings weigh 4.7 grams. They measure 11/16ths of an inch from top to bottom, 3/16ths of an inch from east to west.