In 1661, Nga Mauk was fishing when a crimson flash caught his eye in the river. What the poor villager pulled from the water was more impressive than any fish. It was a huge ruby of exceptional color. While such a prize should have set him up for life, Nga Mauk knew his luck wouldn't last. His king demanded first choice of all precious stones and the prized ruby quickly became royal property.
What else would you expect when dealing with the rarest of all precious stones? Rubies inspire the kind of passion that other gems can only dream about. Keeping them to yourself is almost impossible. That's why as soon as we sealed this extraordinary deal, we couldn't wait to share it.
Our 50-Carat Oval Ruby Pendant is a rare beauty. After meeting with merchant after merchant and sifting through satchel after satchel of tiny stones, I was bored. "Bigger," I said. "Much bigger." Kadir nodded and slipped away into the back room.
He spread the stones out on the table and I stared down at a collection of massive red beauties that were literally twice the size of the largest ruby we had ever offered.
Now it's your turn to be impressed. I can tell you firsthand that as stunning as this pendant looks, nothing compares to it in person. Finding a ruby of this size at this price is not typical. If there was anyone on the planet who could do these giants justice, it was the legendary silversmiths of Bali.
The exquisite sterling silver frame showcases the finest in hand-worked detail, including meticulous filigree and beadwork. The huge, 50-carat enhanced ruby cabochon sits in the ornate oval and dangles from a decorative sterling bail. The wide, hand-cut facets flicker in the light, illuminating a piece that is already impossible to ignore.
Complete the homage to the artisans of paradise with the addition of a traditional Tulang Naga chain. The thick, sterling silver rope measures 18" and secures with a toggle clasp. When it comes to great ruby deals, this is "the one that didn't get away."