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Wednesday, July 30, 2008


In our SHOP at RUBY LANE and on our site at VINTAGE JEWELRY SHOWCASE, we carry a variety of gorgeous vintage items, especially gold necklaces, bracelets and rings. So what do we sell most frequently? RINGS! Women just love rings and men know that too. So we are always on the lookout for beautiful or unusual vintage rings, like the exquisite cornflower blue sapphire shown on the right. Isn't that one of the most amazing rings you've ever seen? It's Art Deco/early retro and set in 14k gold and palladium. Palladium?! Yes, a very precious metal and not one you come across every day.

You know that's something shoppers sometimes don't take into consideration ... the metal and the carat of the metal ... used in a ring. While we might like the look of silver (I do!) it's not as valuable as a ring made of gold. Of course, when it comes to gold, the higher the karat of the gold, the higher the price for the ring. So if you come across a ring made from 18k, expect to pay quite a bit more than you would for one fashioned from 10k.

And then there's platinum ... a very precious and very expensive metal. That's the metal used in the gorgeous Art Deco emerald/tsavorite-green stones ring on the left. Even though the stones are probably garnet (i.e. not emeralds) a ring like this one, made with 6.8 grams of platinum is very valuable. Of course, it does contain 0.16 ct. of VS quality diamonds too. If you click on these photos, you can see more photos on these rings in our shop at Ruby Lane. Sorry, they're sold but we carry many more gorgeous rings.

This month, we're featuring the brilliant pigeon blood red ruby and diamond pave ring in 14k gold shown below. What a beauty! It has 13 round brilliant-cut diamonds of Si1- Si2 clarity and of I - J color. At 0.02 cts each, we have a total of 0.26 cts of beautiful diamonds. Alternating with the diamonds are 7 "pigeon blood red" rubies, each 0.04 ct, giving us a total of 0.28 cts of rubies. And you won't believe the price! We've reduced it from $495 to $295. Wait too long & it'll be gone too!

These are just 3 of the many lovely rings we carry in OUR SHOP AT RUBY LANE and on our site at VINTAGE JEWELRY SHOWCASE. We're always on the lookout for unusual and beautiful rings that come with high quality diamonds or gemstones. Bookmark our sites or sign up for our newsletter so you know when we've added new items or put others on sale. And by the way, we cater to all budgets and offer lay-a-way too! Come visit us now!

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