An extraordinary Burmese Ruby & Diamond Bangle in 18ct Gold and Silver Tipped, French, Circa 1880
An extraordinary (well matched & untreated) Natural Burmese Ruby and Diamond half / hinged Bangle, finely worked in Silver tipped 18ct. Gold. Centrally raised claw set with a fine "Oval Cut" Burmese Ruby, surrounded by eight small rub-over set Diamonds in a satellite style design. The central section in turn is surrounded by an Oval Cluster of ten larger raised claw set Diamonds. The central Oval Cluster is then met by two tapering shoulders, set with a Natural Burmese Ruby to each terminal (2 in total), the finely worked shoulders scroll down in a graduated open strapwork Diamond set design and this leads to a further Burmese Ruby (2 in total), followed by a continuation of the Diamond set design ending in a final Burmese Ruby set terminal (2 in total) to each end of the half set bangle.
Theses very fine and well matched Natural untreated Burmese Rubies (7 in total), are accompanied by two Independent Gemmological reports, confirming that the stones are indeed Burma in origin and that they are of 2.25 Carats total, Pinkish Red, with no indication of treatment observed.
A further report confirms the total "Old Cut" and "Rose Cut" Diamond weight (70 Diamonds in total) as 3.65 Carats, G - H - I Colour and SI1 - SI2 Clarity.
Evidence of earlier alteration to slightly increase size.
It should be noted that natural untreated Burmese Rubies are extremely rare and here we have seven (7) very well matched examples.
French (marks to the fastener)