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Ruby and Diamond Band Ring, Van Cleef and Arpels
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Ruby and Diamond Band Ring, Van Cleef and Arpels

$70.00 per day

Step cut rubies, .55 carats round brilliant cut diamonds ring, set in platinum, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, Size 4.

$70.00 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.

Step Cut A Step-cut, which includes emerald and baguette-cuts, is a rectangular cut with faceting in steps. This style highlights the clarity and color of the stone. The Princess Cut features a straight sided rectangular outline with brilliant style faceting - a mix between step cut and brilliant cut. The "Calf's Head" is a less common step cut that resembles a triangle with the cut corners, thought to resemble a calf's head.

Round Brilliant-Cut The Round Brilliant Cut dates back to 1919, when Marcel Tolkowsky calculated a formula for proportional diamond design to maximize fire, brilliance and wearability, published as “Diamond Design: A Study of the Reflection and Refraction of Light in Diamond.” A round brilliant diamond can also be called a full cut diamond if it features the cutting standard of 57 or 58 facets.

Van Cleef and Arpels Established in 1906, Van Cleef and Arpels has maintained its flagship in the Place Vendôme in Paris ever since. Known for iconic motifs including flowers, animals, and fairies, the house has designed for the Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Eva Peron, among many others.  VCA won the grand prize at the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in 1925 and established itself as one of the leading houses of the Art Deco period. In 1933, VCA patented its "Mystery Setting,” a technique where each stone is faceted onto invisible gold rails less than two-tenths of a millimeter thick. Each mystery setting can require 300 hours of work per piece or more, and only a few are produced each year. Signature collections include Alhambra, created in 1968.

Unique Elements
The rubies and diamonds in this ring feature Van Cleef and Arpels’s famous invisible setting – there is no metal visible between the stones, giving a seamless sparkle.

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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

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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