Ruby & Yellow Gold Shell Ring by Sabbadini, Italy. Photo Fourtane

With roots in Art Nouveau, living materials in jewelry have had a lasting influence on jewelers and jewelry design. Here famed Italian designer Sabbadini, known for equal emphasis on classic design and fine gemstones, created a chic ring utilizing the gamut of materials, living (shell), fine gemstone (ruby), and the most historically significant metal (yellow gold).This is a wonderful example of a beautiful ring crafted from natural shell, who's infrastructure was then secured by 18k yellow gold. Upon the natural shell 6.08 carats of fine cabochon rubies adorn, overall creating an item of fine jewelry that is both unique and beautiful. 

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