- Fully hallmarked by the London Assay Office
- 42.5 carats of pigeon blood red Longido ruby
- 4.75 carats of Mintabie crystal opal
- Genuine 18k gold diamond studded rondelles
This ruby, opal and diamond necklace is handmade in the Sugarpuss London studio from a generous 42.5 carats of genuine pigeon blood red natural and untreated ruby from the famous Longido mine in Tanzania. The ruby is accented with solid 18k gold decorative beads, small 22k gold daisy spacer beads and 4.75 carats of rare natural Mintabie (or Mintubi) crystal opal from Australia. Also within the necklace are 6 solid 18k gold diamond studded rondelle beads (2 at the clasp ends and 4 at the front of the necklace, surrounding the larger rubies).
This necklace glitters beautifully but makes a subtle, rather than ostentatious, statement with the rubies graduating from approximately 2.6mm - 5.55mm in size. The Mintabie opal has predominantly red and green flickers to be found amongst the gems, with the odd subtle blue/purple to be found too- each bead measures approximately 4mm in size.
This ruby, opal and diamond necklaceis stamped with Sugarpuss London's unique maker's mark and is also traditionally hallmarked by the London Assay Office (Goldsmith's Hall).