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Power Play: Marina B Art-Deco Inspired Ruby & Diamond Earrings

by on April 1st, 2010

Marina B Ruby & Diamond Earrings, $75,000

These spectacular ruby and diamond earrings by Marina B are a radical departure from her usual style of playful color and polished gold in bold unusual shapes.

Marina Bulgari was the granddaughter of Sotirio Boulgaris, the founder of Bulgari. In 1979, she opened her first boutique in Geneva and went on to international recognition.

The Art-Deco-inspired spirit to these earrings includes very fine Burmese rubies surrounded by pave-set and baguette-cut diamonds mounted in platinum.

Different jewelry designs create a wide variety of styles, and these earrings are about confidence, power and glamour.

An Exceptional Burmese Ruby Ring

by on December 1st, 2009

9.50 Carat Burmese Ruby & Diamond Cluster Ring

9.50 Carat Burmese Ruby & Diamond Cluster Ring, $175,000

This is a truly extraordinary ring. It’s a classic Edwardian-style cluster ring, centering on a gem-color untreated, natural Burmese ruby, set in an important diamond entourage.

Nothing has more impact, particularly during this time of year, than a stunning ruby ring.

The ‘King of Gems’

by on May 1st, 2009

Art Deco oval-cut ruby and diamond bypass ring (3.55ct / 3.17ct), $180,000

Historically, Burma has been the source of the world’s finest rubies. Burmese rubies have quite literally set the standard by which all other fine gemstones are judged.

Large, fine, natural Burmese rubies are still considered to be ‘The King of Gems’ and are certainly amongst the scarcest. They have been prized by the world’s most important gem collectors for centuries.

What makes this ring particularly rare is its quality, combined with the fact that the stones are a perfectly matched pair. Matching color is especially difficult, and even with gems cut from the same piece of rough crystal, the characteristics often diverge.

Set in a simple, yet elegant, twin ring, the stones sit side by side to amplify how well matched they are. In contrast, gems that are not particularly well matched are often set in earrings to mask their differences.

This is a great example of understated elegance with the emphasis on beauty and quality.