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RUBY SILVER PENDANT
This is a natural untreated RUBY in a silver pendant surrounded with with three natural stoneS Amethyst and Garnet.
It is quality workmanship and ready to wear.
Silver stamped 925
Largest AMETHYST 4 x 3 x 4 mm app
Largest RUBY 16 x 9 x 11 mm app
Size of pendant 50 x 8 x 30 mm app
Weight 74.50 cts app
The bail is app 8 mm wide
The ruby star is not well developed but it shows in strong sun light.
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A Ruby is a pink to blood red gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum. The common red color is caused mainly by the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires.
All natural rubies have imperfections in them, including color impurities and inclusions of rutile needles known as "silk". Gemologists use these needle inclusions found in natural rubies to distinguish them from synthetics, simulants, or substitutes. Usually the rough stone is heated before cutting. Almost all rubies today are treated in some form, with heat treatment being the most common practice. However, rubies that are completely untreated but still of excellent quality command a large premium.
Some rubies show a 3-point or 6-point asterism or star. These rubies are cut into cabochons to display the effect properly. Asterisms are best visible with a single-light source, and move across the stone as the light moves or the stone is rotated. Such effects occur when light is reflected off the silk (the structurally oriented rutile needle. inclusions) in a certain way. This is one example where inclusions increase the value of a gemstone.
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