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Here is a special piece! This ring is signed by Raymond Yard of New York from the circa 1920s. The large GSL certified 3.04ct Ruby, is untreated, a big rarity for its size and colour and and it is beautifully cut in a cushion cut fashion. The Ruby has been tastefully four claw set in platinum with the simplicity of the baguette cut diamonds on each shoulder. This ring is such a beautiful testament to the 1920s era with its clean and simple lines that have transpired into todays modern jewellery.

Circa: 1920
Gemstone: Ruby and Diamond
Cut: Cushion Cut Ruby and Baguette Cut Diamonds
Carat: Ruby = 3.04ct
2 Diamonds = 0.12ct
Colour: Ruby = Good Bright Red 
Diamonds = F
Clarity: Ruby = Medium Inclusions
Diamonds = VS to SI
Heat Treatment: No Heat Treatment
Material: Platinum
Measurements: 1.70 mm band
Signed by Raymond Yard of New York
Accompanied by a GSL Gemstone Report and Ian Abeshouse Valuation

Raymond Yard
Raymond Yard was a master of his art, creating high end jewellery for some of America's wealthiest families in New York City. His clients included; the Rockefellers, Woolworths and Vanderbilts as well as movie stars such as Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks. His designs were famous for using only the highest quality gemstones and the finest platinum mountings which as a result raised the bar for jewellery manufacturing for that time. Today, Raymond Yard jewellery ranks amongst the greats such Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Maison Janesich. Yard's extremely collectable pieces are pursued by avid collectors.

The 1920s
Gone were the empire gowns of the Edwardian Era and in came the shorter, more free flowing flapper dresses with their dropped waists and flirty intentions. As a result the jewellery changed to compliment the latest fashion trends. While old cut gems were still being used, yellow gold was being fazed out and white gold and platinum were taking over the jewellery industry creating long necklaces with tassels on the end (satouirs), line bracelets and elongated earrings to stand out against short cropped hair. Rings were perfectly symmetrical and often featured contrasting stones which really added to the whole new look of the “Jazz Age”.