32 and 17 Carat Rubies Cut by Bart Curren

These 32 carat and 17 carat rubies were fashioned by Bart Curren of glyptic illusion fame. The 32 carat ruby has now been set in a 18kt yellow gold mount with diamonds by the award-winning designer Gregory Crawford. The photo of this pendant, taken by Harold and Erica van Pelt, will be the lead photo in a Gems & Gemology article to be published the Fall of 1997. These rubies were located by Gary Bowersox during his survey of the Jegdalek ruby mines (July 1996). The value of the ruby pendant is $77,000. The 17 carat ruby value has not been set to date. See the next slide for the rough material from which these rubies were cut
32 and 17 Carat Rubies Cut by Bart Curren