Untreated Perfect Ruby & Diamond Sunburst Pendant with Chain

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Did you know that 99% of rubies and sapphires are heated to eliminate silk inclusions?  We prefer the natural beauties like this Minza (Tanzania) ruby which is unheated *and* untreated.  It is the coveted candy apple red color and weighs just over a carat.  For this exquisite gem, we made a sunburst pendant with colorless diamonds in solid 18K yellow gold.  A 17.5", 18K yellow gold chain is included.  


Weight: 1.045 carats
Shape/Cut: Cushion, Brilliant
Size (Diameter): 5.65 x 4.82 x 3.62 mm
Treatment: None
Color: Pigeon Blood Red/Candy Apple Red
Origin: Winza, Tanzania


Metal:  Solid 18K Yellow Gold 
Accents: Diamonds 
Weight: .37 tcw
Clarity/color: VS/F
Shape/Cut: Round, Brilliant
Chain: 18K Yellow Gold (solid) Snake Chain, 17.5"

What exactly is a Winza ruby?

Winza rubies were discovered in early 2008 in central Tanzania, Africa. At the 2008 spring gem show in Tucson, these rubies commanded prices equivalent to Burmese rubies - because of their spectacular color and clarity. This one is over 1 carat and for people that are looking for quality versus quantity, this ruby has it all. It is untouched - not treated in any way, which is important today because of the various fillings and treatments, including lead glass filling and beryllium, which render the gemstone almost valueless.