Assured ruby was not fractured filled, under heat the fractures went
black. Can this be repaired?
At the shop where I work with another highly professional and
experienced jeweler, a ring was being made with diamonds and one
center ruby. The stone showed some internal flaws under
magnification and the other jeweler and I had suspicions and
trepedation about applying heat to the gem. This stone was sold for
a substantial price. To finish the setting, an unusual technique was
needed including soldering an underbezel beneath the ruby. In this
case, due to design, soldering the underbezel was chosen over hammer
setting the stone in a “tension” style mounting. Assured the stone
was untreated in anyway, the work was done and when the torch was
removed the ruby was black in previously seen fracture areas.
Apparently the stone was fracture filled with some material.
Does anyone know how if possible to restore the stone? Surely the
filling is placed into the gem as with filled diamonds. Yet, once
burnt is there any recourse to stone restoration or is this beyond
Any advice you might have will be appreciated. The sooner the
better! This is amost a desperate situation and one which should not
have happened in the first place. Thanks for any advice. Thomas.
If you wish, email me. That will be fine. Put a note like “ruby” in
the mail so I can clear it from spam. Thanks.
Thanks Ganoksin…we will look forward to any responses.