Victorian 14kt Yellow Gold Synthetic Ruby Ring (Vintage)
Science. We don’t often associate the sciences with vintage jewelry. But when you think about it, gemstones are really just minerals and gold and platinum also come out of the ground, so science is all around us. Back in the Victorian era, the latest and greatest science was bringing us synthetic rubies and sapphires. It was quite a boon and jewelers used the synthetics in their high end pieces, because they embraced and revered the latest “technologies”. Quite often during that time period, synthetic stones cost as much as (and sometimes more than) their natural counterparts. Our Victorian Synthetic Ruby Ring would have been the talk of the town!
What We Love About It:
The color and clarity of this ruby ring is something you couldn’t duplicate in a natural stone today. They literally just don’t mine them like they used to. The rich, velvety red of the stone, which is inclusion free, is dreamy.
The solitaire ring is crafted out of 14kt yellow gold, with tall shoulders engraved with a “wheat” motif and a high gallery. The center stone, a synthetic (man made corundum) ruby measures 7.1mm and is equal to roughly 1ct. Currently, it’s a size 5.5 US but could easily be sized up or down by our jeweler (see options and pricing listed within this post) or by yours. The ring weighs in at 1.75g.
Whether you’re looking for a piece for someone July born, an alternative engagement ring or just a lovely Victorian piece for yourself, this miracle of science is a great choice.