Inspired by our romantic dreams, this recycled rose gold ring is our latest masterpiece! Centered upon an enchanting firey fine master-cut Spinel this gem sparkles with vivid and rich pink and purple flair. The ring is fashioned in a glamorous and romantic Art Deco-inspired split band style.
Some ancient mines that supplied gems for royal courts from Rome to China produced spinel, but it was usually confused with better-known stones like ruby and sapphire. These fine stones were the treasured property of kings and emperors, often passing through many hands as spoils of war. As a result, some of the world’s most illustrious “rubies” are actually spinel. One of the most famous spinel examples is the so-called “Black Prince’s ruby.” This historic gem is set in England’s Imperial State Crown and displayed in the Tower of London. It first appeared in the historical records of fourteenth-century Spain, and was owned by a succession of Moorish and Spanish Kings before Edward, Prince of Wales—the “Black Prince”— received the stone in 1367 as payment for a battle victory. Since then, many other English monarchs—including Henry VIII—have cherished the gem. It’s outlasted them all, surviving fires, attempted theft, and World War II bombing raids, to become—with the Koh-i-Noor diamond—one of the centerpieces of England’s Crown Jewels.
US Ring Size 5.5. This ring can be resized. Handcrafted in NYC. Recycled 18k Rose Gold.
Center Stone: 1.96 Carat, Master Cut Octagon Brilliant, Pink/Purple Natural and untreated Spinel, (GIA Report # 6194978690).
Side Stones: Eighteen x 1mm and two x 1.3mm Single Vintage Cut, G Color, VS Clarity, Natural Earth Mined Diamonds, with a ~.11 ctw.