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No-Heat Burmese Ruby and Diamond Cluster Ring


This antique English ring features a rare, unheated two-carat ruby from Burma, framed by fiery old mine-cut diamonds set in oxidized silver and gold. The glowing, rich red gem sits amidst a halo of diamonds, in a classic cluster motif, sparkling against a dark stage of the oxidized silver, creating a miniature spectacle of vivid color and white light for the hand. The gold shoulders of the ring are composed in an openwork lyre motif, enhancing the romantic feel of the Victorian era.

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Item #: R-16907
Country: England
Circa: 1890
Size: 6.25 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information) 
Materials: Oval-cut no-heat Burmese ruby (weighing approximately 2.13 carats); 10 Old mine-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 2.00 carats); Oxidized silver; 18K Gold
Documentation: Accompanied by SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute Certificate #76870, dated September 29, 2014, stating that the ruby has no indications of heat and is of Burma origin

Burma rubies have been prized throughout history, not only for their rich red fluorescence, but due to their essential rarity. Several factors, including the fact that gem quality natural rubies over one carat are extremely rare in nature even compared to other precious stones, and the choice of the Burmese nation to close itself off from outside interference, have ensured that demand for this gem remains ever unsatisfied.