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Large Vintage Ring with Star Ruby & Diamonds, ca. 1960


€ 1,490.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Large Vintage Ring with Star Ruby & Diamonds, ca. 1960
Large Vintage Ring with Star Ruby & Diamonds, ca. 1960
Description
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The ruby is considered the stone of kings and its value is surpassed only by the most precious diamonds. According to ancient legends, the stone should give its wearer courage and strength in many life situations. Perhaps from this thought, the ruby has also been used in the present vintage ring from the years around 1960. The red gemstone has been cut into a circular cabochon. When exposed to light, the stone displays an interesting light phenomenon: asterism (from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) = "star"), also known as light star or starburst, is the term used in mineralogy to describe the star-like reflection of light that glides across the surface of the ruby. This effect is created by fine crystal fibers or needles that are embedded in the gemstone and meet at one point when ideally distributed. The more evenly the needles are arranged, the more harmonious and beautiful the light star appears. In our ruby, the six-pointed star is particularly well pronounced. A wreath of twelve octagonal diamonds in star-shaped recessed settings frames the center stone and adds further bright points of light to the ring. The ring has been forged from light reddish gold that harmonizes beautifully with the gemstones. Created during the economic miracle era, the ring is in first-class condition and is a piece of jewellery that is as high quality as it is stylish. Who couldn't use a little support in their personal and professional lives from a gemstone that promises courage and strength?
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Ruby is the red variety of the mineral corundum. Corundum can be found in almost all colors of the rainbow, even completely colorless stones are among them. But while all these stones can also be addressed as sapphires, only the magnificently red stones of this mineral genus are rubies. Among the colored stones, the ruby is by far the most valuable stone; only particularly high-quality pink, blue or green diamonds fetch higher prices today. Throughout history, the best rubies have been mined in Burma, around the city of Mogok. They are characterized by an intense pink-red color, which is also called "pigeon's blood". The best stones seem to glow as if from an inner fire, which is best visible in daylight: stones that still shine fantastically red in artificial light can appear washed out under the sun. According to tradition, rubies are divine, princely stones. Since their color is reminiscent of blood and blazing fire, their connection to burning love was quite natural. Supposedly, they even prevent diseases and give proud, fresh courage. Indian princes therefore even had themselves addressed as "King of Rubies". In contrast to historical rubies, stones mined in recent decades are in almost all cases heat-treated to improve their color, which, however, does not help the price of the stones.
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Large Vintage Ring with Star Ruby & Diamonds, ca. 1960
Interstellar
€ 1,490.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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