Estate Loose Pear Shaped Ruby

$2,100

It’s easy to see why rubies are called the King of Gems when looking at this loose pear-shaped ruby.

Rubies have been one of the most valuable gemstones in the world for centuries. Early civilizations prized rubies, believing they held the power of life. With their glowing red suggesting an inextinguishable flame. As time passed, the significance of the ruby never diminished. This stone became one of the most sought-after gems for royalty.

Today rubies remain one of the most prominent colored gemstones, able to command the highest price-per-carat of any colored stone. Just like in past centuries, the gift of a ruby holds significant symbolism. Ruby is the birthstone for July and the gemstone for the 15th and 40th anniversary.

Rubies are often heat-treated to improve their color, and this stone is no different. Heat treatments are applied to rubies to remove any purplish coloration, and bring out the bright red rubies are prized for.

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Description

  • Estate
  • 0.85 carats
  • 6.39 x 5.45 x 2.96 mm natural heat treated ruby
  • GIA #5191670637