We were asked to make a ring that Mary, Queen of Scots would wear- something that would be a Tudor family heirloom. After a whole pile of fun research, we chose to make this 18k yellow gold ring with a big, juicy ruby on top. The band has a perfect pattern of bead-set rubies, sixteen in total. To ease the visual transition, there are two bezel set rubies flanking the central gemstone. All of these rubies are much more red than appears in the photograph. The center stone is a fissure-filled genuine ruby- which is a nice ruby that has a little ruby glass added to it to make it bigger. The trade-off is that it is not advisable to put it into an ultrasonic cleaner or to heat it up with a torch. Otherwise, this easily it looks like a 15,000 ruby. This ring took several days to make, between the layout and the bead setting. The end result is worth it. It is a comfort- fit size 8 and cannot be sized.