Boucheron Paris Mid-Century Ruby Twinstone Ring
Designed by Boucheron Paris circa 1951, this twinstone ring is set with rubies and diamonds. The ring centers two matched oval-cut rubies, approximate total weight 3.25 carats, framed by gently arched sections of vertically-set diamond baguettes, and flanked by stepped shoulders. This discreet and stylish ring sits low to the hand, yet creates a strong impression of vivid red color and flashing white light.
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- Curator's Notes
Item #: R-20657
Size: 6.5 (this ring can be sized; please contact the gallery for further information)
Materials: 1 round-cut ruby (with approximate total weight 1.65 carats); 1 round-cut ruby (with approximate total weight 1.60 carats); 24 baguette diamonds (with approximate total weight 1.50 carats); platinum
Signed: Boucheron and makers mark, French assay mark
Literature: A design for a similar numbered ring design dated February 1951 is pictured in La Capture de L'Eclat, by Patrick Wald Lasowski p. 134.
French jewelers of this period created streamlined designs with an emphasis on making an impression of volume and definite form. Their design books of the period show these gemstone and platinum rings running in tandem with bombé gold ring designs which were also voluminous, with stepped mounts, ropetwist domes, and turban forms. The rubies are heated, of undetermined origin.