Antique ring with a cushion-cut ruby, approx. .55 carat, with GIA report stating its untreated Burmese origin. With eleven old-European-cut diamonds, approx. .80 carat, set in platinum and 18k yellow gold. With import marks for when it was brought into France. Center 12.77x11.54mm, band 2.01mm. Circa 1910.
Ruby lovers can back us up when we say rubies have various hues of beautiful, but beautiful and happy is a rare combination. The ruby in this ring definitely has both!
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.