An open-set polished ruby; c.1600
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An open-set polished ovoid cabochon ruby, held by four split-tab claws and mounted within an ovoid mount embellished in opaque white enamel. The mount has a suspension ring at the top with a jump ring through an elliptical chain link. The link is enamelled in opaque white with decorative painted black (reddish brown) diagonal stripes.
1570 AD - 1630 AD