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|Ring Type:||Luxury Ring||Main Stone:||Natural Ruby|
|Side Stone:||30 Pcs Real Diamonds||Stone Setting:||Prong & Pave|
|Metal:||18K Rose Gold||Gender:||Women|
18K Rose Gold Oval Ruby And Diamond Ladies Bridal Halo Style Engagement Ring
|Ring Infomation||Diamond Infomation||Ruby Infomation|
|Metal Type: Solid 18Kt Gold-Rose||Diamonds:Natural Diamonds||Ruby:Genuine 100% Natural|
|Approximate Weight: 3.161g-3.30g||Diamond Weight: 0.108-0.113ct||
|Style: Diamond & Ruby ring||Cut: Round||Cut:Oval|
|Ring Size: US 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8||Clarity:SI||Clarity:VS|
Ruby Gemstone Sources and Occurrences
The earliest source for ruby was Sri Lanka, where mining has been recorded as far back as 600 BC. The traditional source for fine quality ruby gemstones is the Burmese localities in the Mogok gemstone tract of northern Burma, now called Myanmar. Another very important source for ruby is the continent of Africa, specifically Kenya and Tanzania. African rubies tend to have a darker reddish tone with brownish undertones. Kenya has produced some world class rubies of the finest color. In fact so similar to Burma color that these rubies where often described as of Burma origin to get higher prices in the gemstone markets and auctions! The most famous of the African ruby mines is the John Saul mine of Kenya. Sri Lankan rubies are characterized by a lavender undertone that produces a fuchsia red appearance. The famous Mong Hsu ruby deposit of the Mogok gemstone tract is the largest producer of good commercial to fine quality rubies today. Mostly in the smaller sizes, but up to three carat sizes are occasionally found. Central Asia is becoming an important area for new sources of fine quality ruby.
Ruby Gemstone Evaluation and Valuation
Color is by far the most important characteristic to evaluate a ruby and judge its value, more so than most other loose gemstones. The term “pigeon blood” color has been used in the gemstone trade to characterize a perfect, fiery luminescent red of a perfect ruby. The term “Burmese ruby” has also been loosely used to describe the perfect ruby color, even though the origin of the ruby is not from Burma! An intense, uniform luminescent red color characterizes the most valuable rubies. Clarity is of a secondary importance, and a fine colored ruby with slight flaws is still highly valued. The quality of the cut of a ruby gemstone is also of secondary importance although a good cut will enhance the color and luminosity of the ruby to produce a vivid red color. Size is also an important consideration. Price per carat in fine gem rubies is not linear. The price per carat of a fine 5 carat gem will be exponentially higher than a fine 2 carat gem of equal quality.