5 July 2018
JULY BIRTHSTONE: RUBY
The Ruby represents love, passion, courage and emotion. For centuries this gem has been considered the king of all gems. It was believed that wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. Rubies have been the prized possession of emperors and kings throughout the ages. To this day the Ruby is the most valued gemstone.
The colour of a Ruby is the most important feature of the gemstone.
A pair of ruby and diamond cluster earrings, each set with an oval faceted ruby, with a total ruby weight of 2.50ct, surrounded by a cluster of round brilliant-cut diamonds and a single diamond above, with a total diamond weight of 1.23ct, mounted in platinum, with safety hooks.
Rubies are available in a range of red hues from purplish and bluish red to orange-red. The brightest and most valuable colour of Ruby is often “a Burmese Ruby” – an indication that it is a rich, passionate, hot, full red colour with a slight blue hue.
A magnificent Art Deco Burma ruby and diamond bracelet, mounted in platinum, set with approximately 22.00ct of rectangle-cut rubies and with Edwardian-cut diamonds. The settings are decorated with millegrain edges. Circa 1930. The bracelet is accompanied by Precious Stone Laboratory certificate number 974986, stating the origin of the rubies as Mogok, Burma.
This colour is often referred to as “pigeon blood” red, a Ruby colour only associated with the Mogok Valley mines in Myanmar.
The colour Pigeon Blood Ruby red, is not associated with the colour of a pigeon’s blood but rather the colour of a white pigeon’s eye.
A pair of black onyx and ruby cufflinks, mounted in platinum. Central French cut ruby in a heavy platinum square mount, within a circular disc of black onyx. Bearing French marks. In our opinion the cufflinks were made circa 1930.