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|Item Type:||Fine Jewelry||Ring Shape:||Flower|
|Occasion:||Wedding / Engagement / Anniversary||Size:||US #6, #6.5, #7, #7.5, #8|
Diamond Jewelry Pricious Stone Natural Ruby Solid 18K Rose Gold Engagement Ring
4x6mm in Diameter
58 natural white diamond accents
18K White Gold Band
High Polish Finish
Weights 2.72-2.90 Grams
Fine Jewelry Ring
Ruby Gemstone Meaning
One of the most precious and rare gemstone is ruby. Natural ruby of good quality is known to outdo colorless diamonds in price. There have been auctions by the two bigwig Christies and Sotheby's where rubies have fetched incredibly handsome amounts! Natural ruby is mineral corundum (same as sapphire) but is much rarer than sapphire. It is a gem that has been coveted by royalty and noblemen; the rich and the powerful for centuries, who have been enamoured by this gem that is symbolic of blood, courage, passion and love.
For instance take a look at this Etcetera ring - a 6.04-ct. Burmese ruby ring that sold for $3.3 million, or a world record $551,000 per carat, at a Hong Kong auction in May 2012.
Ruby Gemstone Mineral
Natural red ruby is mineral corundum (aluminium oxide - Al2O3) coloured red by presence of trace element chromium. An important physical characteristic of ruby is its inner glow - ruby actually fluoresces
Synthetic ruby is the same chemical composition but is manufactured in the lab using the flame fusion process, unlike the natural ruby which is formed in nature over millions of years. Synthetic ruby is available in the markets for few dollars per carat, while natural ruby is rare and precious.
Sources of Red Ruby gemstone
Natural ruby traditionally has meant “Burmese ruby” or “Burma ruby” - the one coming from the Mogok valley – the one with the imperial pigeon blood color. However, supplies dried up as far back in time as 1962, when the Mogok mines were completely dug out. The rule of the military junta did not help either. While the price of ruby soared, the lovely deep red of Mogok could not be found anywhere no matter where prospecting and mining was done for rubies.
Around the year 2000, new deposits were found near Mong Hsu in Burma but the Mong Hsu rubies had a blue/ purplish hue to them. This was corrected and appearance was enhanced using heat treatment. For an individual buying a Burmese Mong Hsu ruby, it should be assumed that it is heat treated. Any natural, untreated ruby will be specified to be treatment free in certification and will obviously command a much higher price.