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Van Cleef & Arpels No Heat Burma Ruby and Diamond Ring

Dating from the 1980s, this 18K gold ring is set with a cushion-cut ruby and diamonds. The cushion-cut ruby that weighs 3.21 carats, is framed by round brilliant-cut diamonds, and is flanked by diamond shoulders. Small and exquisite, this vivid red gem in a sparkling mounting is a rare and classic ruby jewel.

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Item #: R-20665
Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels
Country: Untied States
Circa: 1980s
Size:  6; (this ring can be sized; please contact the gallery for further information)
Materials: 1 cushion-cut ruby (weight 3.21 carats); 24 round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.56 carats); 18K gold
Signed: VC and NY49007
Documentation: The ring is accompanied by American Gemological Laboratories  report no. 1115993 dated June 30 2021 and by Swiss Gemological Institute report no. 122770 dated May 20th 2022, both reports stating that the gem is a natural Burma ruby, with no evidence of treatment. 

Throughout history, rubies have been the rarest and most prized of gemstones. In the ancient world, as reflected in Proverbs, only wisdom was prized above rubies. The gem material mined in Burma has long been considered to set the standard for superlative red in ruby. Burmese rubies tend to be more free of iron impurities than those of other deposits, allowing them to exhibit a prized red fluorescence in sunlight that enhances the hue. In contrast to the other three traditional noble stones - diamond, sapphire, and emerald - Burma rubies only very rarely occur in sizes over 5.00 carats. An outstanding Burma ruby of ideal color and transparency above that size can command in the range of $1,000,000/carat.