Sunday, 26 May 2019

Van Cleef & Arpels - Treasure of Rubies

Rubies are naturally forged crystalline structures of aluminium oxide, a transparent mineral, that is coloured by trace elements. Named after the Latin term for red (ruber), the ruby owes its distinctive colouring – ranging from light pink to deep red – to chromium.

Rarer than white diamonds, ruby has been revered throughout history. The Sanskrit word for ruby is ratnaraj, which roughly translates as ‘king of precious gemstones’
Van Cleef & Arpels’ affiliation with rubies continues with 'Treasure of Rubies' at a historic mansion on the western bank of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river. The high-jewellery offering is Van Cleef & Arpels’ second collection dedicated to Ruby.
'Treasure of Rubies' comprises 60 one-of-a-kind creations using a total of 3,000 carats of the finest, certified, and untreated rubies.