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What do you think of these rubies?

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by winnietucker, Mar 14, 2019 at 4:32 PM.

  1. winnietucker
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    by winnietucker » Mar 14, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    I saw this on eBay and might pull the trigger when they have another site wide coupon. Those are just so short lived, so I wanted to get feedback beforehand. It’s cheap enough but I don’t know enough about rubies to buy them willy nilly. I just haven’t seen them in this purple-y color.

    Also, can the setting be shaved down to be lower set and thinner? That’s the main reason I haven’t pulled the trigger.
     
  2. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Mar 14, 2019 at 5:32 PM
    I’d pass.
    The ring doesn’t look particularly well made, the inside back is very messy and one ruby, far left side, isn’t sitting straight.
    I also don’t think it will be possible to “shave down” the ring in any meaningful way.
    And apart from you not knowing if the rubies are natural, being very dark, once the ring is on your finger no light will reach the gems and they will look almost “black”.
    If the vendor accepts returns, you could buy it and see how it is in real life and decide then, though shipping (both ways) will be a non refundable expense.
     
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  3. winnietucker
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    by winnietucker » Mar 14, 2019 at 5:58 PM
    Thank you for your response! I’m going to pass on this one. But what do I need to look for?
     
  4. VividRed
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    by VividRed » Mar 14, 2019 at 6:02 PM
    The real question is: what are you looking for?

    Owning rubies? Then certainly pass, these don’t look nice and the ring itself, like Bron said, is not well made.
     
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  5. winnietucker
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  6. voce
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    by voce » Mar 14, 2019 at 8:16 PM
    I recommend Cecile Raley Designs on Etsy. She can do a wide variety of ring styles, and the Ruby melee she has in stock are exquisite.
     
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  7. winnietucker
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    by winnietucker » Mar 14, 2019 at 9:40 PM
    They’ve got nice stuff! So many pretty reddish colored gems too. There are so many options it’ll be fun to choose!
     
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