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10.65 ct Cabochon Ruby in 18k Yellow Gold

10.65 ct Cabochon Ruby in 18k Yellow Gold

$1,275.00Price

Center Stone: Ruby

Category: Corundum

Color: Pinkish Red

Cut: Cabochon

Clarity: Translucent

Shape: Oval

Weight: 10.65 ct

Treatment: None

Origins: Longido, Tanzania, East Africa

 

Metal Type: 18k Yellow Gold

Metal Weight: 2.12 grams

Setting Type: Bezel

Metal Finish: Bright Polished

Make: Handcrafted in Tanzania

Color: 18k Yellow Gold
  • Care for Ruby Jewelry

    Clean ruby stones with lukewarm soapy water and a soft brush. Rinse the stone well after washing it. Ruby can be steam cleaned, but do not boil it. It is usually safe to an ultrasonic cleaner.

  • Ruby Mineral Information

    Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond. It is distinguished for its bright red color, being the most famed and fabled red gemstone. Besides its bright color, it is a most desirable gem due to its hardness, durability, luster, and rarity. Transparent rubies of large sizes are even rarer than diamonds. Ruby is the red variety of the mineral corundum. Sapphire, the other gem variety of corundum, encompasses all colors aside from red. In essence, ruby is a red sapphire, since ruby and sapphire are identical in all properties except for color. The value of a ruby is determined by its color, cut, clarity, and carat weight. The brightest and most valuable shade of red called blood-red or pigeon blood, commands a large premium over other rubies of similar quality. After color follows clarity and a clear stone will command a premium, but a ruby without any needle-like rutile inclusions may indicate that the stone has been treated. In the past, low cost ruby has always been synthetic, which has been created in a laboratory using a technique known as flame fusion. Though these synthetic rubies can look attractive, they have a very low value in the market. But the many low cost rubies in the current market are not only synthetic stones. Many of these cheap rubies are produced by a treatment known as fracture-filling, which involves taking very low grade ruby with significant surface cracks and 'repairing' then by heating them with lead glass . Probably 90% or more of the ruby in today's market has been fracture-filled in this way.

  • Ruby Spiritual Meaning

    Ruby is a lustrous, deep red stone that has accrued special and symbolic meaning through time. It has represented nobility, purity, and passion. From ancient times through the modern-day, rubies have been valued by cultures around the world and have long been considered a stone of kings. Not surprisingly, ruby symbolism and lore have many associations with power and wealth. Possessing a ruby purportedly benefited and protected the owner’s estates and assisted in the accumulation of wealth. It is a gem thought to be protective of home, possessions, and family. Ruby is also believed to promote loving, nurturing, health, knowledge and wealth. It has been associated with improved energy and concentration, creativity, loyalty, honor and compassion.

 

SHIPPING INFO

 

Safaris & Treasures items are shipped directly from our workshop in Tanzania. We offer FREE international shipping on orders over US $500. International orders with total amount below US $500 are charged a US $37 shipping fee. Shipments are insured and sent via DHL. Items are shipped within 3-5 days of receipt of payment. Please contact us for more information on estimated shipment delivery time of ordered items.

Your order comes with the following...

  • A surprise gift

  • Safaris & Treasures jewelry information card

  • Safaris & Treasures jewelry box

  • Third party gemstone certificate of natural origin (and/or grading report) for colored gemstone and diamond jewelry with retail price of more than US $1,000

  • One free ring resizing for rings

 

RETURN & REFUND POLICY

 

Items in original, unaltered, and unused condition may be returned or exchanged within 14 days of receiving the item. Returns and exchanges must be accompanied by the original packaging. A notice must be communicated to us via e-mail before shipping back the item to our workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Please do not send your purchase back without contacting us first at admin@safaris-and-treasures.com. The buyer is responsible for the return shipping fee and all possible taxes.

 

Restocking Fee: A restocking fee of USD 100 applies for orders canceled later than 2 hours after purchase and USD 150 for orders already shipped. This amount will be deducted from a full refund.

 

Special Orders: Custom pieces are made exclusively to your specifications, and therefore are not eligible for return or exchange. Several types of products are exempt from being returned or exchanged...

  • custom color combinations

  • custom design orders

  • earrings with push back posts converted to screwback earrings

  • customized items, individually designed jewelry

  • personalized items (items engraved per customer’s request)

  • items with individually sourced gemstones and made accordingly to specifications

  • if items have been made by an expedited (rush) request

 

Refunds: Once your return is received and inspected, we will send an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you whether you are approved for a full or partial refund. A restocking fee of USD 150 will be deducted from the refund amount. Then your refund will be processed and applied to your credit card or original method of payment.
 

Wrong Ring Size: Providing correct ring size is the buyer's responsibility. In most cases rings could be resized up or down depending on design. In case you got the ring size wrong,  you can ask your local jeweler to resize it for you. Or we can do it for you for USD 150, which includes resizing fee and shipping labels both ways.

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