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Bulgari Roma 1960s Burma No-Heat Ruby and Diamond Clip Earrings

Created by Bulgari, Rome, these platinum clip earrings set with around 19.00 carats of natural no-heat Burma rubies and 5.00 carats of diamonds date from the 1960s. Each omega clip back earring designed as a slightly domed and stylized Paan leaf is set with oval and round-cut rubies interspersed with round brilliant-cut diamonds. Dating from a period of profound transformation at Bulgari, these glamorous earrings represent a definitive step toward the firm's contoured, boldly colorful modern style.

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Item #: ER-20925
Artist: Bulgari
Country: Italy
Circa: 1960s
Dimensions: 1.25" length x 1.125" width
Materials: 84 round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 5.00 carats); 40 oval and round-cut rubies (approximate total weight 19.00 carats); Platinum; 18K white gold omega clip backs; Signed black velvet box
Signed: BVLGARI S PT950 750
Documentation: Accompanied by AGL report #1139619 A and B dated 17 April 2024 stating that forty-two rubies, tested at random, were of Burma origin, with no evidence of heat enhancement.
Literature: For similar earrings, see Between Eternity and History: Bulgari, edited by Amanda Triossi, pp. 126-127.

Great European jewelry houses looked to India again for inspiration in the 1960s and 1970s, drawing inspiration from the stylized naturalistic motifs and forms of traditional Indian jewelry. Bulgari created beautifully-made earrings and brooches of Indian inspiration as it advanced toward its highly distinctive modern style, characterized by contoured forms, bold color and volume. For these extraordinary earrings, Bulgari selected unheated Burma rubies, one of the scarcest and most prized gem materials.