Sapphire Ruby Bowl
with rock-crystal and gold leaf
39 x 35 x 24 cm
Ruby rough stone from Africa, 140 kg
This unique ruby object was created out of one single rough stone of 140 kg. In the interior and at the basement rock-crystal tops with gold leaf were worked. Because of this combination there is this romantic dainty profile.
More than luck is necessary to get such a unique ruby of this size and quality. It is more than difficult to work the stone with hardness 9. It takes ca. 8 weeks to give this bowl smoothness and polish. During 14 working steps there is always the danger that the stone can burst. Therefore we work with a lot of water, to keep the stone cool.