Ruby 9 x 7 mm Oval Cut Gemstone Weighs 2.90 Carats-INTENSE DEEP COLOR Translucent Pigeon Blood Appearance-July Birthstone

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Ruby is part of the corundum family of gemstones (sapphire is the only other gemstone in this group). It is considered the "King of all Gems" and rightly so. For centuries it was worn by the elite and royal members of society. It was thought to have special powers enhancing passion, love and romance. They were also thought to bring the wearer wisdom, health and long life. There are several passages in the bible mentioning this gemstone. The finest of rubies come from Burma and Sri Lanka and can fetch tens of thousands of dollars per carat.

This particular ruby requires the collaboration of nature and man. Taken from the earth in Mozambique in its original form, the ruby is enhanced in clarity by a compound that, when heated infills all of the fissures left by nature. By using man's technology in concert with nature's creation, a beautiful and affordable gem is made available to everyone, not just "the elite and royal". The majority of ruby material must be enhanced either by heating or instillation techniques due to the high inclusion nature of this gemstone family (corundum).

This ruby is absolutely gorgeous and is a fancy mixed oval cut.

It measures 9 x 7 x 4.5 mm and weighs 2.90 carats. The size would be perfect for a nice solitaire ring or center stone in a multi-gemstone ring or perhaps even a pendant.

When light strikes the table of the stone, not only do you get enhancement of the ruby red color but also secondary pink flashes. Gemologists talk about the color of fine ruby as being "pigeon blood red". It wasn't until I acquired this particular set of gemstones that I truly understood what was meant by that description.

Now anyone whose birthday is in July (ruby is its birthstone) can own a real ruby and not break the bank doing so. THIS IS NOT LAB GROWN material. It is the REAL thing!!!! Own "The King of Gems" now at a very affordable price.
I stand behind the authenticity of EVERY gemstone that I sell. After purchasing faceted gemstones, I personally use a refractometer, dichroscope, spectroscope, filters, loupes, UV lamp and other equipment to identify and check the authenticity of the stones prior to posting them in my shop.


If you have any questions regarding this beautiful gemstone, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be more than happy to discuss anything with you.

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All items purchased from my shop carry a 30 day warranty. Any item found to be damaged within 30 days of original receipt date will either be replaced (if possible) or a refund given for the full purchase price including shipping costs.
PLEASE NOTE: Items that are deemed to be damaged by improper handling or cleaning on the part of the purchaser are not covered under this warranty.
It is highly advised that you inspect your gemstone or jewelry piece very carefully immediately upon receipt because after the thirty day warranty period expires from the original receipt date, I cannot issue any refunds or exchanges for any purchase of any kind. This is in part due to the large number of attempted scams that force me to strictly adhere to this policy.
I have included some tips and pointers below to aid you in taking better care of your merchandise and specific cleaning techniques to help minimize potential damage occurring to your jewelry or gems.
Many of my gemstone jewelry items can be fragile if not protected from knocks and bumps due to their hardness scores on the Moh's scale. Care must be taken by the buyer to protect against damage especially rings as they are the type of jewelry most susceptible to damage and softer, more brittle gemstones, for example, opals and gemstones with lower Moh's numbers.
Care must also be taken when cleaning certain gemstones. Never use ANY harsh chemicals or ultrasonic cleaning on ANY items purchased from my shop. Using plain mild soap and warm water with an ultra soft toothbrush is the best cleaning method. This will help avoid damage to the gemstones used in creating some of my jewelry items and the gemstones themselves.
If you have any additional questions on how to take care of and protect your specific gemstone or jewelry piece, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be more than happy to share my knowledge with you.