A rounded, smoothed and polished surfaced ruby, not faceted, is referred to as cabochon cut. A cabochon cut ruby can reflect light in a star pattern across the top of the gem, known as Asterism, called “Star Rubies.” Natural rubies exhibiting asterisms are extremely rare and the majority of cabochon cut rubies in jewelry are typically synthetic corundum.
The Italian Jeweler, Bulgari, is known for their large gemstone jewelry. A ruby necklace that definitely makes a statement, was advertised on the cover of a fashion magazine, this incredibly, beautiful necklace with several large, fine quality rubies and diamonds.
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Yard Advertisement: “Yard, The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard” Natasha Kuzmanovic, Vendome Press 2007
Bulgari Advertisement: “Bulgari” Amanda Triossi and Daniela Mascetti, Abbeville Press 2007
Elizabeth Taylor: “Elizabeth Taylor, My Love Affair With Jewelry”, edited by Ruth . Peltason, Simon and Schuster