Cranberry Sapphire – Antique Carved Roses In A Vase – 25.5x15mm Artwork
This dark ruby/cranberry sapphire was carved in Germany in 1911 along with a few other Cranberry Sapphire pieces. They were put into a bottom drawer and forgotten about for three quarters of a century. This rose carving weighs 33.23 carats. Carving ruby is very time consuming since the ruby/sapphire family of gems is almost as hard as diamond. This carving is so retro that it is brand spanking new again. Middle Earth Traders re-finished this jewel using modern cutting and polishing techniques.