Ruby and Diamond 'Starburst' Earrings, Mauboussin, 1940. Beekman New York - Fine Jewelry Rental Service
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Ruby and Diamond ‘Starburst’ Earrings, Mauboussin, 1940. - 1940s, Black tie, Cabochon, Clip, Cocktail/Festive, Color, Cut/Technique, Diamond, Earrings, Event, House, Item type, Mauboussin, Red, Ruby, Stone, Time period - Rental Borrow.
Ruby and Diamond ‘Starburst’ Earrings, Mauboussin, 1940.

Ruby and Diamond ‘Starburst’ Earrings, Mauboussin, 1940.

SKU: J0252

8.05 carats of cabochon and calibré-cut rubies set in a starburst design with 2.4 carats of round and single-cut diamonds, signed Trabert & Hoeffer–Mauboussin, England, numbered, 1940. Circumference 1 inch. Clip on.

Unique Elements
Calibré-cut rubies are rarely seen in modern jewelry, as they are extremely labor intensive and difficult to set. These earrings highlight the skill of the artisans of Mauboussin.

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.

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.

Calibré-cut Calibré refers to faceted stones that are custom cut or calibrated in square, rectangular, or round shapes to fit together with no gaps between the stones. A hallmark of the art deco period, emerald, sapphire and ruby can be found as calibré -cut as well as fancy colored diamonds.

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.

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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.

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