NOTE: The colors are vivid in real life. In pictures the red and blue are faded.
This vintage necklace is composed of natural untreated rubies. The rubies are nicely faceted and they reflect light beautifully.
The focal point is made by a large round natural Ruby bead 10 mm diameter, of very good quality, well polished, shiny, which in fact, I learned that is a star ruby not treated at all, just in its natural state, exhibiting iridescence not necessary in the form of a star but still being called a natural star ruby.
The center round natural ruby bead is accented with two vermeil silver caps and faceted natural aquamarine stone beads, gem quality. The granulated spacers are made in vermeil silver (18K gold plated Sterling silver).
This necklace is 17" long, closing with a 14 K Gold Filled round classic filigree clasp.
The faceted natural Ruby beads are 3 mm or a tad larger in diameter.
Diameter of the round center Ruby bead is 10 mm, which is a lot of carats.
Total weight of the necklace is 19.2 grams and an approx. carat weight of the gemstones (without the spacers and closure) is 60 carats.
The necklace is in excellent vintage condition, ready to wear.