This is a beautiful ruby and 18k solid gold pendant. It has deep red color but is still bright even in subdued light. This material comes from the Winza mine in Tanzania and is completely natural (unheated, untreated). The stone is clean for a natural ruby and has good transparency. It is cut into a high-dome cabochon which gives the pendant a rich look and feel.
The gold work is simple yet elegant with a single row of tiny gold balls around the bezel. I have added a cross bar to the design that is reminiscent of an old sailing ship’s anchor. The bale has some extra detail with a row of gold balls around the circumference. It is a small-to-medium-sized pendant that is approximately 1/2” wide and 13/16” tall (including the bale). See photos with older silver U.S. dime for size/scale comparison.
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