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Mother of Pearl, Ruby, and Diamond Ring, Mauboussin, 1930.
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Mother of Pearl, Ruby, and Diamond Ring, Mauboussin, 1930.

$55.00 per day

Round cabochon ruby ring, set in 18K yellow gold with gold ball details, tapered baguette diamonds and mother of pearl inlay, Mauboussin, 1930.

$55.00 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.

Mother of Pearl Mother of pearl, or nacre, is the iridescent lining of pearl producing mollusks. It is also the same material that makes up the outer layer of the pearl itself. Use of mother of pearl in adornments dates back to 2600 BC, and pieces have been found in King Tutankhamen’s Tomb as well as in artifacts from the Shang Dynasty in China.

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.

Inlay Inlay is the technique of applying thin gem material or metal to create decorative details on the surface of a base gem, bone, metal or wood material. Marqueterie is inlaid veneers placed together to form a design or picture.

Mauboussin Founded in Paris in 1827 as the house of Noury by the uncle of George Mauboussin, by 1903 Mauboussin was the sole proprietor and expanded to New York, London and Buenos Aires in 1928. Winning a Grand Prize for jewelry at Paris’s Decorative Arts Exhibition in 1925, Mauboussin has remained renowned for its strength in the hallmark elements of Art Deco jewelry. The company has designed for royal families throughout Europe as well as Hollywood legends such as Audrey Hepburn. The house operated under the name Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin in the United States from 1929, and has been revived in the US under the name Mauboussin since 2008.

Unique Elements
This Art Deco ring highlights cherry red rubies and diamonds against mother of pearl. The effect is a rosy glow that immediately draws the eye. Wear this one to a networking event or to a party where you want to attract attention.

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