Edwardian ring with an approximate one carat old mine cut diamond with EGL certificate stating the diamond is G-H color/SI2 clarity, within a calibrated synthetic* (see why we love it) ruby halo surround with an old mine-cut diamond scalloped pattern border. In 18K gold and platinum. Circa 1905.
*Synthetic rubies have a history going back to 19th century France. These rubies look identical to natural rubies unless viewed under a microscope. During this time period these fabricated rubies found their way into many pieces of jewelry of the era and are historically significant in their own right.
Diamond and gold mining has caused devastation in areas such as Africa, wreaking havoc on delicate ecosystems and communities. Choosing to go vintage, you are eliminating the need for more mining and lessening the demand for new diamonds.