Antique and centering a pear-shaped ruby with a GIA stating untreated Burmese origin. With arcs of old mine diamonds, to graduating old mine rubies and diamonds. Approximate ct. wt.: diamonds. .85, rubies .60+.20+.20. Closed setting in silver and gold. Circa 1800.
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