Chatham Ruby Ring-CR11740WRU
For most of recorded history, rubies have been the most valuable gems. Rubies are very rare: it's almost impossible to mine flawless rubies and many mined rubies are enhanced with heat and fracture filling to improve their appearance. Chatham's lab-grown rubies have a pigeon's blood color and exceptional clarity worthy of this gem's ancient name ratnaraj: King of Gems.
After creating emeralds in 1938, laboratory grown rubies, alexandrites, and a variety of sapphires all came to fruition over many decades of research in the hands of Carroll Chatham.
By duplicating the conditions deep within the Earth – the temperature, the pressure, and the chemical makeup, his laboratory succeeded in growing gemstones over a course of a year’s time. These gemstones possess the same physical, optical, and chemical properties as their mined counterparts.
Today, Chatham is still recognized as the leader of laboratory-grown gemstone and diamond jewelry revered for its superior quality and everyday elegance. The company's unbeatable Lifetime Warranty and Certificate of Authenticity assure reliability and long-term value.