The diamond is the preeminent gem, the prince of jewels. Its luminosity, dazzling spectrum and glittering brilliance has elevated the diamond to an almost mystical level. Diamonds were not well known in the ancient world. The Roman writer Pliny (ca.?? A.D.) mentions having seen some very rare ones from India, where the majority came from until the beginning of the 18th century. Marco Polo was the first to bring a substantial number to the western world on his return from China in the 13th century. This beautiful ring proudly displays 35 diamonds in 7 rows of 5 gems each. The effect is like a window into a c1uster of stars, of pure light reflecting more colors than the eye can take in at once. Wearing this ring is to hold the most radiant of nature’s gifts.