What a stunning, exotic ethnic ring! I have a personal love of corundum rubies. Their color saturation on this opaque stone is stunning. This is a vintage sterling silver piece for your finger. This is a quality piece from the designer Nicky Butler. The ruby is marquise in shape and a nice large size. It is a checkerboard faceted ruby so that is sparkles in the light! It is set into sterling. The setting is nice and wide and has a Balinese ethnic, boho tribal style to it with curled sterling accent. Each side is decorated with glowing blue moonstones. The top and bottom are accented with faceted deep yellow citrine gemstones. Fabulous choice for your finger!
Condition: Good vintage condition, vintage patina
Measurements: 1.28" or 32.43 mm long
Weight: 9.5 grams
Markings: India 925 NB, looks like 521/300 so that it is a limited, numbered amount of this piece
Size: 6 1/4
Please examine photos for details. Much more beautiful in real life. I do not polish my vintage silver as some people like the aged patina. If you want me to polish it before shipping, just let me know! I am not an expert on vintage jewelry, but I do buy and sell what I love! Since these items are vintage, they may have a wonderful aged patina and are not meant or expected to look brand new. I treasure their imperfections as part of their charm and history.
Properties: Corundum is a crystalline form of aluminium oxide (Al2O3) with traces of iron, titanium and chromium. If red it is called ruby and other colors are called sapphires.
History: "Corundum" is from the Tamil word "Kuruntam" meaning "Ruby" and related to Sanskrit "Kuruvinda" . Historically most production has been from Myanmar, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. More recently sources also include Australia and the East African countries of Tanzania and Kenya.
Healing properties: Some believe that this stone promotes insight and intuition while it also energized and balances. Great stone for energy. It also stimulated confidence and ambition. Healing properties are many.
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