17. February 2016 · Comments Off on Ruby Rings – It’s all about the quality · Categories: Ruby · Tags:
2.46 ctw Burmese Ruby and Trapezoid Diamond Ring in 18k white gold

Emerald Cut Ruby and Trapezoid Diamond Ring

MyJewelrySource has an exceptional collection of fine quality ruby rings. Most of our rubies are Burmese in origin and all have been verified to be lead glass free. Lead glass filling of rubies is quite prevalent now and we rigorously inspect the rubies we source to ensure that they are free from this treatment. With lead glass filling, a majority of the so-called ruby gemstone is actually glass, not ruby!

We have a wide range of styles from simple solitaire designs to symbolic past present future rings to vintage inspired beauties.

We love both the wearability and durability of our semi bezel set ruby rings, GR-5797 and GR-5798. These are done with an east west set 6x4mm oval ruby in a thick band of gold. The semi bezel setting protects the ruby making these perfect for every day wear.We have two past present future ruby and diamond rings that feature extremely fine quality 2 carat Burmese rubies, GR-5210 and GR-5287 (shown on right).

These classic styles are one of a kind. GR-5210 features an oval ruby flanked by trillion cut diamonds and GR-5287 features an emerald cut ruby paired with exotic trapezoid cut diamonds.

0.92 ctw Burmese Ruby and Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k white gold

Vintage Inspired Heart Shaped Ruby and Diamond Engagement Ring

If you prefer a more ornate or delicate design, like a ring your great grandmother may have owned, we have a few vintage styles like our GR-5521 (shown on left), GR-5309 and GR-5749.

These also feature Burmese rubies with a gorgeous red hue. We are very particular about the color of the rubies that we offer. Many rubies are pinkish or purplish. The rubies that we offer show their primary hue to be red, a color that is truly stunning and inviting. Our GR-5521 showcases a precious heart shaped ruby in an elegant band with bead set diamonds and paisley details. GR-5309 is an ornate three stone look with an oval ruby and oval diamonds set in a delicately detailed teardrop design band. Our GR-5749 is a lovely ruby and princess cut diamond ring with engraving and milgrain edging.

What makes us the most proud about the ruby rings we offer is the quality of our rubies. Most of our designs are one or two of a kind. Rubies are carefully hand selected and inspected by our in house Graduate Gemologist so you can be confident in any ring that we offer.

18. November 2015 · Comments Off on Myanmar (Burmese) Rubies and Sapphires · Categories: Gemstone Mining, Gemstones, Ruby, Sapphire · Tags: , , , , ,
2.46 ctw Burmese Ruby and Trapezoid Diamond Ring in 18k white gold

Myanmar (Burmese) Ruby set with trapezoid diamonds in white gold

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is known for its exceptional rubies. It is not widely know that Myanmar also produces very fine quality sapphires.

Sapphires from this country command very high prices for the top quality gemstones with intense or vivid saturation with rich royal blue color. The best sapphires maintain their exceptional color under all lighting conditions, incandescent, daylight and fluorescent, something you rarely see in sapphires. These sapphires do not have the velvety appearance that Kashmir sapphires are known for. Just as with any origin, not all sapphires from Myanmar are so outstanding. Some sapphires are dark or even very light in color.

Fine Burmese Sapphire (from Myanmar)

Fine Burmese Sapphire (from Myanmar)

Rubies and sapphires have been mined in Myanmar for about 800 years. Sapphires are about 10 percent of the output. Mining has been sporadic over the years due to the remote location. Even today, political and economic troubles limit mining activities. Mining is done by government-run and private businesses using both mechanized and primitive techniques. Once the rough is mined, it often heads for Thailand, where the majority of sapphire and ruby fashioning (treating and cutting) is done. Some gems leave Myanmar through unauthorized channels and smuggling is common.

Most Burmese sapphires are heat treated to remove or reduce the silk inclusions. Heat treatment improves the luster and clarity and it can also lighten the darker stones. Because of their origin, fine Burmese sapphires do command higher prices than sapphires of other origins like Madagascar or Montana, but identifying the origin can be difficult if not impossible. Origin identification is most often possible through the identification of that origin’s characteristic inclusions. But since inclusions can be significantly altered by heat treatment, identification can become impossible after heat treatment has been performed.