Bo Fain made a “One of a Kind” Fashion Ring using 18k Yellow Gold and hand foraged shank and settings.
It holds 1 1/2 ct and .25 Marquis deep red Ruby.
The finest ruby is best described as being a vivid medium-dark toned red. Secondary hues add an additional complication. Pink, orange, and purple are the normal secondary hues in ruby. Of the three, purple is preferred because, firstly, the purple reinforces the red, making it appear richer. Secondly, purple occupies a position on the color wheel halfway between red and blue. In Burma where the term ‘pigeon blood’ originated, rubies are set in pure gold. Pure gold is itself a highly saturated yellow. When a purplish-red ruby is set in yellow, the yellow neutralizes its complement blue, leaving the stone appearing to be pure red in the setting.
It is a very durable design and also has a clean and unique look.