Superb Quality 18k Gold ~.50ct Diamond & Ruby Necklace
Presented is a stunning 18 karat gold, diamond and ruby necklace. This is a
relatively modern piece, likely of American make, though we unfortunately do not
recognize the maker's mark. The necklace is set with two rows of alternating
round cut rubies and diamonds, following the curve of the necklace. The rubies
are real, mined-from-the-ground stones, verified by our gemologist. There are 16
rubies, with the stones on the bottom row slightly larger than the stones on the
top row, altogether totaling about 60 points in weight. There are 14 diamonds,
about 4 points in size on the bottom row and about 3 points in size on the top
row, totaling at least half a carat in diamond weight. The diamonds are vibrant,
dazzling stones of VVS clarity and E/F color. The rubies are also very good
quality stones, very well matched in their rich red color. The rest of the
necklace is made up of interlocking gold links, in a sort of brickwork style.
The necklace has a tongue insert style clasp, with safety latch for additional
with no chips. The clasp functions well and closes securely.
The necklace is stamped 18k on the side of the clasp, as well as a maker's
mark of an M inside a circle.
The necklace is about 18 1/2 inches long, not including the tongue of the
clasp, which does not contribute to the overall length when worn.
This piece weighs 22 grams.