Modern Jewelry :
Hong Kong collection : Gold Ring Featuring a Ruby Surrounded by Twelve Diamonds
Gold Ring Featuring a Ruby Surrounded by Twelve Diamonds - FJ.5091
Origin: Sri Lanka and South Africa
Collection: Modern Jewelry
Medium: Ruby, Diamonds
Additional Information: Hong-Kong
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This genuine oval-faceted ruby from Sri Lanka
weighs 1.30 carats and has been mounted in an
18 karat gold ring embellished with 12 radiant
fully-cut diamonds from South Africa weighing a
total of 0.53 carats.
Ruby is the red variety of corundum, the second
hardest natural mineral known to mankind. The
red color in ruby is caused by trace amounts of
the element chromium. Ruby is primarily found
in India, Burma and Ceylon. The ruby was
considered in the Ancient East to be the luckiest
of gems, able to confer protection from all
misfortunes, manmade or natural. Sanskrit
writing refers to it as the king of gems. Because
of its rich red color, ruby is thought to avert
diseases of the blood and stomach. In eastern
philosophy, ruby promotes peace and prosperity
for its owner, and grants invulnerability from evil.
Its warm glow casts a spell over the heart of all
who behold it.
Perhaps no gem delights the senses in quite the
same way as the diamond, which burns with a
deep internal fire. Crystallized carbon, formed
under tremendous pressure over millennia, the
diamond is famed for its everlasting hardness.
Diamonds are normally colorless, but are also
found in shades including yellow, pink, and blue.
In Eastern belief, the diamond is said to enhance
the full spectrum of energies in the body, mind
and spirit. Within the circle of gems, the diamond
defines the standards of beauty, rarity, and