This charming Vintage ring features oval-shaped ±0.60ct Ruby accented with ±0.25ct (J VS1) Brilliant Cut Diamonds crafted in 14ct. with certificate.
Materials: Diamond, Ruby, 14ct.
Size: 17.73 NL / 55.7 FR / 7½ US / O½ UK, sizeable (Within reason. Contact seller for information).
Dimensions: H 0.4 x L 0.9 x W 0.7 cm..
Weight in grams: 2.7.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.
Vintage jewelry is jewelry which is not old enough to be considered antique (100 years old or older), yet not modern or contemporary, It typically refers to jewelry made after the 1930’s and includes Late Art Deco, Retro Era, Hollywood-inspired 1940’s jewelry, the Jacqueline Kennedy inspired 60’s jewelry, and even the dramatic jewelry of the 70’s and 80’s.
A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. The ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald and the diamond.
Brilliant Cut Diamond
In the early 1900s, diamond cutters began to experiment with new techniques. A breakthrough came in 1919 with the introduction of the round brilliant cut. Due to its ability to maximize fire and brilliance, the round brilliant cut has become the standard and most popular way to cut diamonds. Like the old European cut, a round brilliant cut diamond has a circular girdle and 58 facets. However, the round brilliant cut lacks a culet. The round brilliant cut became prevalent during the Art Deco and Retro periods.
Because of the softness of pure (24k), it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and ductility, melting point, color and other properties. Alloys with lower carat rating, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 9k, contain higher percentages of copper or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy. Copper is the most commonly used base metal, yielding a redder color.