Friday 11th March 2016
They say a picture is worth a thousand words: we have compiled a visual timeline of the evolution of ruby coronet cluster rings over the course of 200 years.
Starting with the Georgian period, reference 12595 is a rare example from 1800 of a ruby coronet cluster. Moving through time to early and late Victorian silver and yellow gold set ruby and diamond rings; next the Edwardian elegant floral inspired pieces, incorporating the newly adapted platinum settings providing a much brighter, whiter look. The ensuing Art Deco examples show off rings all in platinum with crisp, smoothly rounded edges to the clusters. Finally progressing to the vintage glamour of the top jewellery houses such as VCA and Boucheron, putting their names to striking designs.
Be inspired by the historical development of a much loved and enduring style- the ruby coronet cluster.
Antique ruby and diamond coronet cluster ring, circa 1850.
Victorian Burmese ruby and diamond coronet cluster ring, circa 1850.
Antique Burmese ruby and diamond coronet cluster ring, English, circa 1905.
Burmese ruby and diamond coronet cluster ring, circa 1910.
Vintage Burmese ruby and diamond cluster ring, circa 1920.
Van Cleef & Arpels natural Burmese ruby and diamond ring, circa 1960.
Boucheron ruby and diamond cluster ring, France, circa 1970.
Oscar Heyman Brothers diamond and ruby cluster ring, American, circa 1970.