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 Oval Ruby Ring and Earrings are rare beauties. 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 these earrings look on the page, nothing compares to them in person. Finding rubies 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 enhanced ruby cabochons sit in ornate ovals and the earrings have French hook backs. The wide, hand-cut facets flicker in the light, illuminating pieces that are already impossible to ignore. When it comes to great ruby deals, this is "the one that didn't get away."