Lot 100

Centring on a mother-of-pearl cabochon surrounded by a full-cut diamonds. The inside of the band is set with a circular ruby. With maker's marks and stamped '18K'.

Gross weight: 21.85 grams


Ring size: American 6 3/4, English N
Due to export regulations, this lot cannot be sold outside India

Roberto Coin and his company are among the top designer jewellery brands in the world today. After accomplishing a successful career as a hotelier at a young age, Coin decided to pursue his desire to work in the fashion industry in the late 1970s. By 1984, Coin began designing jewellery for other jewellers, and continued to do so for another decade. In 1996, Coin inaugurated his own brand with the Appassionata collection, which was immediately popular and internationally recognised. Within four years, he was ranked seventh in the United States among the best jewellery designers. To distinguish himself from other jewellers, he formed his unique trademark signature by setting a small ruby inside each of his jewelled creations, which started with his debut collection and continues today.

This concept originated from his interest in history and mythology, which led to him to three specific myths surrounding the red gemstone and convinced him to include it in his designs. The first was an ancient Egyptian myth believed by the pharaohs who considered that the ruby, if kept in contact with your skin, ensured love, happiness and health. The second story was of the Burmese warriors who believed the ruby to be a protective talisman that made them invulnerable on the battlefield. The third legend was from old Hindu folklore in which the mythical Kalpa tree, which is composed entirely of precious stones, bore rubies as fruit. With the hidden ruby as his signature, Coin initiates a symbolic gesture of goodwill and fortune-encompassing all three legends and their mythical properties-to all those who wear his creations.

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  Lot 100 of 174  

15-16 OCTOBER 2019

Rs 3,00,000 - 4,00,000
$4,290 - 5,715



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