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    Sale 7442

    Jewellery

    12 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 181

    A RUBY AND DIAMOND RING, BY BULGARI

    Price Realised  

    A RUBY AND DIAMOND RING, BY BULGARI
    Set with an oval-shaped ruby to the circular-cut diamond sides and pavé-set diamond triple-hoop, circa 1950, ring size M
    Signed Bulgari


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    The first signature used by the firm was 'Bulgari' with a 'u', as on this ring, until the spelling 'Bvlgari' was introduced in the 1930s. The two different versions coexisted, apparently without any preference for either spelling for a while; one can find the 'Bulgari' signature on jewels dated into the early 1950s.

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