This is a fine recrystallized ruby which we are the exclusive makers
of! The raw ruby came from Burma in the form of very small pieces too
small to facet. We placed 1,000 grams of the pieces into an Iridium
cup> (Iridium is sort of like Platinum, except it had a higher
melting point, and is much less chemically reactive...and way more
expensive!) Then we turned up the heat to about 3,500˙F, the little
pieces of ruby melted, and then we very sloooooowly cooled it and a
couple weeks later we had a big block of 'frozen' ruby. We cut the
block up with diamond saw into pieces small enough to facet and that is
what the gem in this ring (and others) is made from. So, I guess the
gem has all the same properties of mined ruby. No better...no
worse!...JUST A WHOLE LOT LESS EXPENSIVE!!!!!!! By the way....we are
truly the ONLY company that does this, or has ever done this!!
A nice color, well faceted Recrystallized Ruby in a solid 14Kt Yellow Gold ring. 1.42 carats. All of our exclusive recrystallized Ruby has the same physical and chemical properties as a mined ruby. Ruby is the 2nd hardest gem (right after diamond) so these gems last nearly as long as a diamond. Since a diamond lasts forever, do these last just a minute or so less?