Hand-forged ring of gold & rubies, Greece circa 1985

Three radiant gemstones, natural red rubies are arranged on this hand-forged ring that actually appears to consist of three rings. With martellated surfaces, they nestle together in a slight curve, presenting the gemstones in simple bezel settings. The three beautiful rubies are cut into cabochons and together weigh about 2.40ct while the gold is beautifully solid and well crafted. The ring is a goldsmith's work from Greece weighing about 20 grams, made of 22 carat gold and completely hand forged, you almost feel the heart blood that went into the unique ring with every hammer blow. The work is reminiscent of early works by Ilias Lalaounis, though we have been unable to identify any goldsmith's mark. Since the ruby is considered the stone of love in the language of gemstones, the ring is ideal as a gift of love. We discovered the ring in Zurich and could not resist its beautiful craftsmanship and fine materials. It comes with detailed appraisal from the German Gemstone Appraisal Society in Idar-Oberstein.

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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.