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Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby and Diamond Ring


The design of this Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond ring centers on a brilliantly-hued, bezel-set, square-cut ruby. Flanked by diamonds, deep-set into a gold arrow-motif channel, the ring possesses all the totemic power of an ancient gem. The refined primitivism may appeal to modernist sensibilities and admirers of antiquities alike.

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Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels 
Circa: 1977
Size: 5.25 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information) 
Materials: Square-cut ruby (approximate total weight 1.40 carats); 16 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.64 carat); 18K Gold
Signed: "VCA 77"

This ring harnesses the laid-back eclecticism of the 1970s, when rigid fashion mores were being obliterated with a more relaxed approach, embodied by stylists like Loulou de la Falaise. Out with rules and in with a mix of styles–wardrobes began to express an assertive individualism. The bohemian blend of tribal and medieval European motifs in this ring would make a distinctive addition to the collection of fashion rule-breakers and style revolutionaries.