A pair of Italian steel and 18 karat gold "Tubogas" earrings each with a bezel-set sugar loaf cabochon rubellite tourmaline, by Bulgari. "The working of tubogas in steel, due to its low malleability, proved to be very difficult and arduous and therefore more expensive than gold." -- Between Eternity and History Bulgari from 1884 to 2009 , by Amanda Triossi, Skira, 2009Similar pictured in Between Eternity and History Bulgari from 1884 to 2009 , by Amanda Triossi, Skira, 2009, page 184-193.
A pair of Italian late-20th century 18 karat gold earrings with rubies and diamonds by Bulgari. Both the elegantly petite tops and the substantial drops of these earrings feature a hexagonal ruby of exceptional color framed by two plaques of brilliant-cut diamonds. The two major segments of the earring are joined by a stylized curb link also accented with white brilliant-cut diamonds, beautifully marrying the three design elements of the piece. The 2 larger rubies have the approximate total weight of 5.00 carats and the 2 smaller rubies have the approximate total weight 1.70 carats. The 90 round-cut diamonds have the approximate total weight of 1.60 carats.
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