Antique ring with 3 round rubies, approx. .65 carat total, with GIA stating their Thai origin and no treatment. With old European-cut diamonds, approx. .15 carat. Set in platinum and 18k yellow gold, with marks that are likely English. Height 5mm, band: 2.1mm. Circa 1880.
Unheated Burmese rubies are becoming increasingly rare, leaving room in the spotlight for deserving origins such as Thai and Mozambique. Gem quality Thai rubies boast a rich, red, clear, hue with less of a blue tint, in contrast to Burma's silky quality. GIA 6214791998.
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.