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Finely Engraved Gold Bird Pin with Ruby Eye, Hermès, 1950
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Finely Engraved Gold Bird Pin with Ruby Eye, Hermès, 1950

$99.00 per day

18K yellow gold finely engraved grouse pin with cabochon ruby eye, Hermès, 1950

$99.00 per day

Ruby Ruby is called “the king of gems” in Sanskrit. Rubies have obtained the highest per-carat price of any colored stone. Ruby is a variety of corundum, a mineral species that also includes sapphire. Rubies range from orangey red to pure red to purplish red. Trace elements of chromium cause ruby’s red color. Ruby is the July birthstone and the stone for the 15th and 40th anniversaries.

Cabochon A cabochon is a gem which has been shaped and polished but not faceted, typically with a domed top and flat bottom. Cabochons are often cut for opaque stones, for softer translucent gems as well as to highlight phenomenon such as asterism “star” and chatoyancy “cat’s eye”, as these would not show in faceted stones. The 'sugarloaf' cabochon cut features a 4-sided pyramid shape.

Hermes Hermes was founded in 1837 in Paris as a saddle workshop, expanding to include accessories and clothing. The collier de chien (dog collar) leather and metal bracelet was introduced in the 1940s and the company expanded into design and manufacture of jewelry in the mid-1950s. The house is known for enamel, mixed material, gold and lacquer jewelry.

Unique Elements
Why not set the finishing touch to the waistband of your gown and to the lapel of your tuxedo or suit by adding this golden Hermes bird with the ruby eye? This unusual 1950s Hermes pin stands out from the crowd and so will you.

Size Guide
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Necklace Guide

Size Guide for Necklace Size Guide for Necklace

To measure, wrap a soft tape measure around your neck, keeping the tape measure parallel to the floor as you measure. Then, add 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) to your neck measurement to calculate your minimum recommended chain length.

Earring Guide

Size Guide for Earrings Size Guide for Earrings

This chart shows the approximate placement of drop earrings of varying length. To confirm, measure from the placement of your pierced earring hole on your ear, or from the center of your ear if not pierced, to confirm desired earring drop.

Bracelet Guide

Size Guide for Wrist Size Guide for Wrist

Print the bracelet chart pdf at 100%. Place the cut out around your wrist, measuring to the closest inch that meets the tab around your wrist.

Size Guide for Wrist Bracelet Chart PDF

Ring Guide

Size Guide for Ring Size Guide for Ring

Print out pdf at 100%. Find a ring that you already own that fits your finger. Place the ring on top of the circles to find your size.

Ring Chart PDF