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1 July 2019

The ruby, arguably the most famous of red coloured stones, is the birthstone gemstone for July. Representing health and wisdom the ruby comes from the corundum mineral species. It is the hardest of natural gems aside from the diamond. It is durable enough for daily wear and matches any fashionable outfit with its deep and vivid red colour. Rubies are believed to guarantee wealth, success, love and more. Whether used for the purposes of technology or jewellery, the ruby may be one of the most important precious gems and birthstones we know.

An Early 20th Century Burma ruby and diamond cluster ring, with a central, cushion cut ruby weighing an estimated 1.65ct, within a cluster of ten millegrain set old-cut diamonds, weighing an estimated total of 1.20ct, with and alternating ruby border, mounted in platinum. Together with a Gemmological Certification Report stating the ruby origin as Burma with no indications of heat treatment S18117R £25,000

A ruby and diamond three stone ring, set with a central round Burma ruby, weighing approximately 1.93ct, with no indication of heating, with round old-cut diamonds either side, with a total weight of 1.61ct, in shared and end claws, with diamond set shoulders, each set with six round brilliant-cut diamonds, with a total weight of 0.16ct, in grain settings, mounted in platinum. S12418R £29,000

A vintage Burma ruby and diamond feather brooch set with 15 faceted pear shape rubies, with a total weight of approximately 9.50ct, with 13, marquise and 21, round brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum. Largest ruby 6.7 x 4.1 x 3.4mm smallest 5 x 3 x 2.1mm. Burma rubies. No indications of heat treatment. Circa 1950. S201117B £12,000

An Art Deco ruby and diamond bracelet, with alternating square plaques set with groups of four square-cut rubies, in an openwork mount, with old-cut diamonds set in each corner and old-cut diamonds in an openwork mount, with millegrain edges, mounted in platinum, circa 1930. S28917T £19,000

A pair of ruby and diamond drop earrings, set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, with two at the top, weighing a total of 0.68ct, the drop is set with a total of 0.90ct, with two, hexagonal, rubies, with a circle set with French-cut rubies, with a total ruby weight of 7.65ct, with millegrain edges, mounted in platinum. S241117E2 £30,000

Victorian red guilloché enamel snake bangle, the head is set with old-cut diamonds and rubies with red enamel set to the body and tail, with diamond detail to the three hinges BA-XM £30,000

A ruby and diamond pendant, set with a 3.18ct cushion-cut faceted mixed-cut ruby, with a round brilliant-cut diamond weighing 0.40cts of F colour, VVS clarity, mounted in 18ct white gold, with a 16″ 18ct yellow gold trace chain. Accompanied by The Gem & Pearl Laboratory certificate number 09851, stating that the ruby is natural, with no evidence of heat treatment S211114P £36,000

All items featured can be found on our website or at the shop address in Burlington Arcade, London

Bruce Rowley
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