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18 Karat Gold and Star Ruby Ring, Cartier
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 110,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
49
18 Karat Gold and Star Ruby Ring, Cartier
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 110,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Jewels from the Estate of William B. Dietrich Sold to Benefit the William B. Dietrich Foundation

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New York

18 Karat Gold and Star Ruby Ring, Cartier

The cabochon star ruby weighing 16.16 carats, size 7¼, signed Cartier, numbered 89265.  With signed box.


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Catalogue Note

In a 1974 letter written to Mr. Dietrich, Kenneth L. Van Atten, then Executive Vice President of Cartier, states 'The natural star ruby in which you are interested weighs 16.16 carats and the lovely color and clear star make it a stone of rare beauty.  The ruby was originally sold by Cartier in the 1920s to Mr. E. H. Augustus.  Recently it was re-purchased by us from this important estate along with various other items of jewelry.  Gem quality rubies have always been scarce but since World War II they have become even more so, adding extra value and prestige to the one who can count such a ruby among his possessions.  I am of the opinion that the star ruby is a Burma ruby.'

Jewels from the Estate of William B. Dietrich Sold to Benefit the William B. Dietrich Foundation

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New York