• The Great Ruby Watch, 1670 - Germany

    Ruby – Natural, Faceted, Red

    This watch by Nicolaus Rugendas the Younger is known as the "Great Ruby Watch" because it features 85 transparent rubies set into the gold and enamel watch case. Augsburg, Germany, ca 1670. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Public Domain.

    Article: Ruby Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

    Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    GemstoneRuby, Corundum
    Natural or man madeNatural
    Jewelry typeOther
    Gem StateFaceted