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Saturday, June 7, 2008


Boy, do I have a ring to tell you about today. This one is an absolute knockout, but you'd better love showy, flashy, large rings if you wanted to buy this one.

It's a vintage cocktail ring, set with 1.22ct of magnificent fancy yellow natural diamonds, and 1.28ct of pigeon blood-red rubies. Do click on the photo to see more views of this beauty. It's nearly indescribable but I'll do my best.

In the very center of the ring is one 4.12mm (0.25ct approx.) round brilliant cut yellow diamond. It's flanked on each side by two 3.02mm (0.10ct each) yellow diamonds. Then running around the perimeter of this centerpiece are 17 more yellow diamonds, bringing the total carat weight of just the diamonds in this ring to 1.22 cts.

But it gets even better! Surrounding all those diamonds all the way around, and bringing the top width of the ring to 1/2" wide and its length to a full 1", is an outer row of 16 lustrous prized "pigeon blood-red" color natural rubies. Each ruby is approximately 2.75mm in diameter, giving us a final ruby carat weight of 1.28 cts. That's a whopping 2.5 cts of genuine gemstones!

The diamonds in this ring are natural yellow diamonds, VS2 to Si2 clarities, with no carbon or eye-visible inclusions. The rubies too are brilliant with no dulling or opaqueness. Sizewise, it's about a 6 - 6 1/2, but since the 14k gold band is more oval than round, you can probably fit it on even a size 7 finger. That said, there's enough gold that re-sizing shouldn't be a problem.

Like we said earlier, this ring is not for the timid. It weighs 9.19 grams ... that's heavy for a lady's ring. And it's so utterly eye-catching and showy. It's not for the shy, retiring kind but if you move in the right circles where a ring like this is admired, expect everyone to be asking where you found it. You found it in our SHOP AT RUBY LANE of course! Go on! Indulge yourself and become the envy of all your friends with this magnificent ruby & diamond cocktail ring that's fit for a queen!

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