Highly sought and luring top value are the rich blood red colored spinels that are expertly faceted, eye-clean and possess intense luster. This spinel is such a specimen with blinding rich red color that is a very strong primary red with faint secondary orange resulting in the prized stop light electric red color. A gorgeous marquis cut delivers electric red sparks throughout the stone which is eye-clean and has wonderful tone and velvet like luster. Prong set in a custom V tip prong basket the marquis' points are carefully protected while producing a sleek streamline effect.
Top of the line diamonds are gracefully channel set in a scoop like fashion under the ring's gallery and over its shoulders. Invisibly set princess cut diamonds line the ring's shoulders for a total of 1.00 carats of diamonds that are SI1 G quality (bright, white, brilliant and clean). The ring weighs 5.0 grams and is a size 7 3/4 (complimentary re-sizing available). This magnificent piece is offered by Jill Underhill of Color Symphony (http://www.colorsymphony.com) and will be shipped directly from their location in New Hampshire.
This gemstone (or gemstone that is part of this piece of gemstone jewelry) has been enhanced by traditional heat treatment. Traditional heat treatment is used to improve a stones color, remove color zoning/banding, and improve clarity. This treatment is considered permanent. The only way to tell if a colored stone has been treated is for the stone to be analyzed by a lab. Generally only gemstone laboratories have the equipment necessary to make a qualified judgement with any certainty.
Untreated gemstones are rare and should be verified by a lab independent of the seller. A good rule of thumb is to always assume a gemstone has been enhanced, unless valid certification from a reputable laboratory is available. No one that sells jewelry or gems should be doing appraisals, certifications, or analysis. It should always be an independent third party with no vested interest in the sale.