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Retro Star Ruby & Diamond Pendant

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An exquisite and rare star ruby takes center stage in this incredible retro pendant

Item Details

  • Stone:
    Ruby
This exceptional retro pendant showcases a magnificent star ruby cabochon. Weighing 35.00 carats, this amazing gem is so named as it displays the phenomenon known as asterism, which means that tiny needle-like titanium dioxide, or rutile, fibers in the ruby create a pattern and reflect light to form what appears to be the rays of a star. Very few gems possess the clearly defined fiber pattern necessary to create the brilliant star seen in this stunning ruby. This rare gem is surrounded by 86 round brilliant and baguette diamonds, weighing 4.30 total carats, in a striking 18K yellow gold setting.

Characterized by bold design and large, sparkling gems, retro jewelry reflected the desire for fantasy and glamour during the difficult years of World War II. Also known as "cocktail jewelry", this extraordinary style originated in France with designs by Van Cleef & Arpels. Made popular by jetsetters such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Retro pieces that survive today are highly coveted and are very collectible.

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