Unheated Ruby & Diamond 18K Ring

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Brilliant 'pigeon blood' red ruby, weighing in at 3.51 carats, surrounded by round and baguette cut colorless diamonds. This ruby is large, unheated, 100% natural and is affordable. This great ruby is in a beautiful setting we designed that took inspiration from the Art Deco ear. It features a halo of big, beautiful high quality baguettes on the sides and rounds on the top and bottom of the halo. Two columns of round diamonds on each side lead to the band. Just beautiful! The pictures don't do this ring justice - we always photograph in direct sunlight, so you can see the true color of our fabulous gemstones.

This ruby is from the island of Madagascar, and the color is superb. This gemstone comes with certification of authenticity.

Ring Size 6.5 (we offer complimentary sizing on all of our rings)
18K solid white gold
Diamonds: VS/F (colorless)
Weight: .76 tcw (approx.)

Weight: 3.51 carats
Cut: oval brilliant
Size (l x w x d): 10.3 X 7.5 X 4.69 mm
Clarity: SI, semitransparent
Color: Pigeon Blood Red
Treatment: None - unheated
Origin: Madagascar

The term 'pigeon blood' which describes the candy apple red color of the highest quality rubies refers to a pigeon's red eyes (not its blood).

Today there are many treatments that render rubies worthless, i.e., beryllium, lead glass filling, drilling, lab enhancements, etc. Heating is a globally acceptable treatment as rubies typically have silk inclusions and gentle heating will minimize them. As long as there are no other enhancements, rubies continue to climb in per carat value, based upon: 1 - color; 2 - origin; 3 - clarity; 4 - weight and 5 - cut.