A bold and beautiful bauble from the glamorous 1940s-50s Retro period designed and rendered with Art Deco inspiration. A tapered, stepped geometric design, artfully sculpted in gleaming 18 karat white gold featuring a central row of graduated square-cut diamonds shimmering atop a fan of glittering r...(more)
If not for the fact that this fabulous ruby and diamond ring is crafted in gleaming 18K gold, it would easily pass for a high-Art Deco jewel, circa 1925 (that is if it were platinum). The striking geometric design and high-quality array of fancy cut gemstones combine for an entrancing and sophistica...(more)
Edwardian romanticism is in full bloom in this ravishing and regal, ruby and diamond ring - circa 1900. Measuring an impressive 1 inch minus (15/16"), the glittering rose-cut diamond studded heart is hand fabricated in silver over 9ct. rose gold (hence of British origin), and is centered with a rich...(more)
From Edwardian England, Chester, 1901 to be exact (the hallmarks tell us so), comes this pristine and precious ruby and and diamond flower ring, crafted in rich 18K yellow gold and platinum. Seven petals sparkle with bright-white, old Swiss-cut diamonds encircling a rich red faceted oval ruby. Delig...(more)
Hooray for the red, white & blue! The ruby and sapphire in this amazing three-stone ring are so perfect that we couldn't tell if they were synthetic or genuine - we opted to get a second opinion from Stone Group Laboratories - (Advanced Gemological Services to the Trade). The verdict: ...(more)
A resplendent Jazz Age jewel from the roaring 'twenties starring a bright, brilliant red ruby, weighing one-and-a-third carats. The radiant gemstone is is embellished all around in a geometrically sectioned frame sparkling with ten bright-white, high-quality European-cut diamonds, totaling 1.25 cara...(more)
A striking combination of crimson red faceted rubies and royal blue cabochon sapphires randomly adorn this fun and fashionable mid-century dome ring, crafted in gleaming 18 karat yellow gold. The fanciful array of rubies are accentuated by their bezel settings and the sapphires are flush-set for add...(more)
A cool and colorful 'Bulgari-esque' three-stone band ring, crafted in gleaming 18 karat yellow gold, featuring an oval-shaped ruby (weighing just a smidgin shy of one carat) set horizontally in the center, flanked on either side by a pear-shaped gemstone: one sapphire, one emerald. All three stones ...(more)
A bright electric red tourmaline (a.k.a. rubelite), weighing 1.90 carats, is a dead ringer for a gemmy Burmese ruby in this very striking and stunning Art Deco bombe ring, crisply crafted in platinum - circa 1920s-30s. The luscious red gemstone crowns a diamond studded geodesic dome adorned in class...(more)
A bright vibrant red natural Burma ruby shares equal billing with a sunshiny old mine-cut diamond in this ultra-sweet and lovely sparkler from nineteenth century France. The radiant pair are set in platinum buttercup settings on either side of a trio of round European-cut diamond sparklers. The curv...(more)
This classic 'carved' ring, by way of late-nineteenth century Great Britain, centers on one of the most majestic gemstones you'll ever behold. Although of modest proportions, this three-quarter carat ruby/pink sapphire radiates with a gorgeous, deeply saturated, electric pinkish-red color (no doubt ...(more)
A 1 1/8 inch long, late-Victorian dinner ring all aglitter with just shy of 2 carats of bright-white old mine diamond sparklers enveloping a vibrant pair of Burmese rubies. The gracefully elongated navette-shape ring is masterfully handcrafted in rich 18K yellow gold and apparently has never been re...(more)
This romantic and ravishing heart shaped ruby and diamond ring, dating from the turn-of-the-last-century, is tightly paved with fine, bright-white, high-domed rose-cut diamonds of a quality we rarely see. The gently puffed heart is crafted in platinum over gold and is centered with a gorgeous rich ...(more)
Newly crafted in England in gleaming platinum and rich 18K yellow gold, in classic and enduring Edwardian-style, a gorgeous flower ring glistening with ten high-color European-cut diamonds embracing a radiant half-carat richly saturated red ruby. A tiny twinkler tops each side of the size 7 ring sha...(more)
From the Grecian Isles comes this bold and fabulous ancient-style bauble designed and crafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold and featuring a 2.00 carat cabochon ruby by the noted jeweler Lalaounis. The sizable (1 by 3/4 inch) ring is ornamented throughout with tiny granulated bead work, hand engraving...(more)
A rich red ruby, weighing .60 carat, radiates from the center of a bright-white and sparkling oval diamond frame in this classic 'halo' ring dating from around 1910. The top is platinum, the size 4 1/4(-) ring shank is 14K yellow gold.
This exquisite little Victorian jewel features a ruby-centered, pearl-petaled flower further ornamented with tiny granulation work and fancy repousse shoulders. Delicately crafted in 18K yellow gold and as sweet as can be from the mid-to-latter 1800s. Ring size 4 1/2.
A sweet and lovely, and somewhat petite on top (5/16 inch across), flower ring centering on a small rich red ruby encircled by glittering diamond petals. The top is in platinum, the gallery and ring shank are rendered in 18K yellow gold. Stamped with English maker's mark 'HW' and engraved inside the...(more)
The first word that comes to mind when experiencing the impact of this sensational ring[s] is Wow! Three glorious bands, all of which are of a superior gemmy quality, wrap around your finger in a continuous flash of blazing technicolor. Seven luscious rich red rubies, seven bright-white and sparklin...(more)
This classic Victorian jewel, dating back to the late-nineteenth century, features an exceptionally bright, rich red Burmese ruby. The entrancing and 'gemmy' gemstone radiates from the center of a navette shape background studded with one carat of closely set antique single-cut (sometimes referred t...(more)
A unique and stunning jewel, newly made in classic Art Deco style that features an unusual diamond-shape (as in playing cards or baseball) step-cut diamond, framed concentrically with gorgeous calibre French-cut rubies and glittering round diamonds. For added dramatic effect, the diamond is delicat...(more)
A beautiful and striking platinum ring, from the fabulous forties but carrying over geometric symmetry from the previous Art Deco period, featuring rows of sparkling round-cut diamonds alternating with bright-red calibre-cut rubies. Ring size 4 with very limited re-sizing.
A translucent raspberry-red star ruby, weighing 3.50 carats, glows between sparkling trios of round diamonds in this very lovely just-for-fun ring, crafted in 18K white gold and dating from the mid-twentieth century.
A Retro masterwork with Art Deco influence, this sophisticated design is rendered in 14 karat yellow gold, rose gold and platinum to show off this deep, richly saturated red ruby of Burmese origin. Three vintage square-cut diamonds roll over the scrolled design which also incorporates five European-...(more)
A cherry red 1.75 carat round cut ruby is the star in this traditional and timeless platinum ring recently hand crafted in emulation of Edwardian-era jewels. The colorful gemstone is flanked on each side by a sparkling round brilliant-cut diamond with a delicate scroll motif gallery and hand engrave...(more)
Hand crafted - circa 1900 - in platinum over 18 karat yellow gold, here is an exquisite candy cane (or barber pole) striped dinner ring set with slender lines of radiant red calibre-cut rubies alternating with twinkling antique round-cut diamonds diagonally arrayed over an elongated oval top. The ri...(more)
Like so many jewels from the relatively brief Retro period this happy ring seems to smile at you (and everyone else too). A center cluster of lively round Burma rubies (typical of the period) are surrounded by an eliptical stack of flaired concentric wires. A pair of diamond set flames add an extra ...(more)
A gemmy deep-red oval ruby, weighing .81 carats, takes center stage against a glistening backdrop of old mine-cut diamonds in this sublime Edwardian age jewel, crafted in platinum over 18 karat gold - circa 1900. 13/16 inch long.
In this stunning ring a swirl of bright and dazzling round and baguette diamonds embrace the star of the show: a ravishing 1.24 carat deep-red ruby with an AGL report stating it has not been heat treated and is of Burmese origin. Beautifully hand-fabricated in platinum, this sizzler sits low on the ...(more)
Hooray for the red, white and blue! (rubies, diamonds and sapphires that is.) This colorful and very cheerful antique ring, circa 1900, presents a central cabochon oval sapphire and a pair of glowing cabochon rubies separated by two pairs of sparkling old mine-cut diamonds set across the finger in g...(more)
Wowee! This wonderful and wild Retro bauble, crafted in two-tone gold and platinum, perfectly reflects the gaiety and glamor of the 1940s. The bold and sweeping swirl design, glittering with a central 2.00 carat round faceted ruby, embellished with sparkling European-cut diamonds and calibre rubies,...(more)
Five alternating stepped rows of channel-set rubies and small prong-set single-cut diamonds form this very cool and striking Retro ring, artfully fashioned in bright 18 karat white gold - circa 1940s - with distinct Art Deco influence. Chic! Ring size 6.
This gorgeous, classic Victorian style 'carved' ring was crafted in London, England during the latter-twentieth century, incorporating vintage diamonds in faithful emulation of a nineteenth-century original. This ravishing ring stars an extraordinary 2.00 carat rich raspberry reddish-pink sapphire (...(more)
Three sparkling, vertically set, round brilliant-cut diamonds set in platinum are are framed by bright, curving, calibre-cut rubies set in 18k yellow gold. The split shank is decorated by sixteen full-cut diamonds in platinum-topped 18k yellow gold. Beautiful and beautifully made, presumably in Gre...(more)
Just in time for Valentine's Day! (2014) a romantic treasure from late-Victorian/early-Edwardian England. A bright red oval cushion-cut ruby and a pair of heart shape rubies are all comfortably nestled in an array of bright-white and sparkling old mine-cut diamonds in this truly delightful antique j...(more)
A bright-red and lively faceted round ruby, weighing one-and-a-half carats, is the glistening centerpiece of this gorgeous, original Edwardian bombe’ style three-stone ring. The beautiful bezel-set ruby is highlighted on each side by a sparkling one carat European-cut diamond also set in platinum ...(more)
A big, bold and beautiful bauble from the fabulous forties. A bright red cluster of nineteen round faceted rubies is outlined by sparkling 18 karat yellow gold and diamond petals in this fun and festive just-for-fun, or cocktail, ring. This wonderful Retro jewel measures 1 inch in diameter. Ring siz...(more)
A gemmy, luscious hot pinkish-red gumdrop, weighing 2.40 carats, is served up on the half shell in this chic and sumptuous jewel, dating from the late 1930's. The bright and glowing cabochon ruby is embraced on all sides with sparkling baguette and round diamonds, artfully arrayed in the form of a s...(more)
A jumbo 42 carat man-made star ruby with a glowing pinkish-red color and a vivid six-pointed star is wreathed in diagonal rows of round brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds in this glorious and glamorous mid-twentieth century bauble, crafted in platinum. The top of this extraordinary, sizable and s...(more)
An extremely cool and artistic, geometrically designed, high-fashion ring from the fabulous forties. This stunning and substantial example of wearable sculpture is crafted in rosy-yellow gold and platinum and glistens with round brilliant diamonds and bright-red calibre rubies. French hallmarks ind...(more)
A gorgeous, deeply-saturated red, round, faceted ruby weighing 1.17 carats is bezel set (in white gold - a clever and subtle design flourish to match the white diamonds) atop a streamlined 18k yellow gold setting adorned with three rows of high-color, slender, baguette diamonds set horizontally half...(more)
This very cool and highly stylized Retro diamond ring is redolent of the glamorous nineteen forties from whence it came. A bright and shining .55 carat European-cut diamond radiates from a slightly sloped buckle motif top composed of bright red calibre rubies, a sparkling crescent of small round dia...(more)
This classic navette shape Victorian ring sparkles with eighteen tightly-set old mine-cut diamonds and a single deep red ruby. This darling, modestly-sized dazzler, circa 1885, measures just shy of three-quarters of an inch long.
From the fabulous forties, a rare matching bracelet and ring in the classic Retro belt and buckle style. The relatively slender - 3/8 inch wide - bracelet is crafted in a lithe brick pattern with small rubies set in the buckle and the 'V' shape belt end, with a diamond set prong. The matching ring m...(more)
Ultra modern platinum retro ring with a broad stroke of rubies flanked by diamonds across the top centered with a brilliant diamond. Jane Jetson would love this space age marvel. Ring size 8.
This deep, translucent, cherry-red oval cabochon ruby tops the scales at 26.66 carats! It is bezel-set and surrounded by a scalloped border of round brilliant-cut diamonds with a large calveshead-shape diamond enlivening each shoulder. Milgrain and engraved details finish this bold, stunning and imp...(more)
This very cool asymmetrical and concave scroll motif Retro ring from the 1940s features a 1.00 carat deep red round-cut ruby accented with a swoosh of calibre rubies. Small diamonds and an additional row of calibre rubies lend extra sparkle to this chic and graceful, multi-dimensional Retro treasure...(more)
Retro flare! Rose-cut diamonds set in silver on a rising arch of 14 karat gold. The diamonds are flanked by square-shaped synthetic rubies.
Platinum and 18K yellow gold wavy channel set ruby ring featuring 12 rectangular cut rubies (1.25 carats total weight).
A sophisticated Edwardian ring in platinum over 18K yellow gold. This lovely ring features a central round white 6.9 millimeter natural pearl framed by an octagonal pierced platinum plaque set with four sparkling European-cut and thirty-two rose-cut diamonds accented with a calibre-cut ruby border. ...(more)
A radiant, wine red 3.50 carat oval Siam (Thai) ruby is presented in rich 18 karat yellow gold and is lit all around by tapered baguette diamonds with a triple row of channel-set baguettes shimmering on the shoulders - for a total weight of 4.00 carats of bright-white diamonds. A stunning, substanti...(more)
A simply stunning dinner ring from late-19th-century France.
Three Victorian floral motifs with round and oval-shaped petals are composed of gemmy, red, old-mine Burma rubies surrounding old European-cut diamond centers. The blossoms are outlined by an undulating line of small antique cushion-cut di...(more)
In this delightfully dimensional 1940s treat, a swirling, leafy pinwheel motif in richly hued 14 karat yellow gold surrounds a 1.19 carat, fiery purplish red ruby, dotted with eight bright and glittering single-cut diamonds. An easy-to-wear, cheerful bauble in a finger size 7 3/4. Measures 3/4 inch ...(more)
This beautiful bijou, from the last quarter of the last century, displays both Art Deco and Retro design inspiration. The geometric dome-style ring is crafted in 18 karat gold and centers on row of vertically channel-set baguette diamonds, flanked on each side by a tapering row of the same. For a ni...(more)
A richly saturated Burmese Ruby, weighing 3.37 carats and designated natural - no heat by the American Gemological Laboratory (AGL), speaks for itself in this classic ring crafted in weighty, rarely seen, 21 karat (900) yellow gold finished with a soft satin texture. This also works as a bold...(more)
An icy-white 1.60 carat European-cut diamond joins forces with a pair of intense red, round Burmese rubies to create a sparkling and dramatic expression in jewels. The three beautiful gemstones are accented with four pairs of shimmering baguette diamonds radiating outward from the corners against a ...(more)
We hate to part with this amazingly gorgeous, original Art Deco ruby and diamond ring - (but that's what we do for a living). A luscious, electric candy apple-red, square emerald-cut ruby, accompanied by an GIA certificate stating: no-heat - Burma origin, radiates from within a superb and stunning p...(more)