* An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Diamond and Ruby Articulated Ring, French, consisting of two bypass design rings joined with articulated rivets to a central basket setting containing one heart shape mixed cut ruby measuring approximately 9.43 x 8.74 x 4.75 mm, the ring is pave set with numerous round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.85 carat total. Stamp: (French assay marks) (French maker's mark within diamond border with the letters "Ste" and "L" to the left and right respectively of a peace symbol). 9.30 dwts. Estimate $ 2,000-3,000
All stones present and securely set. The polished metal sections of the setting show scattered minor superficial scratches. The ring shows no signs of sizing or repair.
Gem Characteristics (graded in setting) Ruby It is the opinion of the gemologist that the ruby in this ring has internal characteristics consistent with those observed in natural ruby and that has been color enhanced with standard heat enhancement leaving a moderate amount of flux residues from the process; and that the most likely location of geographic origin would be Mong Hsu, Burma (Myanmar).
Diamonds Color H-J Clarity VS2-SI1 Cut good Condition several minor chips that are visible at 10x. All diamonds are present.
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Diamond and Ruby Articulated Ring, French, 9.30 dwts.