An Edwardian ruby and diamond ring, circa 1910. The ring belonged to the novelist, poet and gardener, Vita Sackville-West, who is best remembered for her unorthodox marriage to the writer and diplomat Sir Harold Nicolson, her affair with Virginia Woolf during the 1920s and for creating some of the most admired and influential English gardens of the 20th century. What a beautiful way to set marquise stones.
A pair of Art Deco ruby diamond pendant earrings, ca 1925. Each French-cut ruby suspending a tapering articulated drop set with French calibré-cut rubies single-cut diamonds, terminating with a French-cut ruby swing drop, length 4.3cm., fitted case by Johnson Walker Tolhurst.
A ruby and diamond flower brooch Realistically modelled as a rose, the petals of french-cut rubies within concealed settings and brilliant-cut diamonds, enclosing a pear-shaped diamond, the stem and leaves of brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds, pear-shaped diamond approximately 0.50 carat, remaining diamonds approximately 2.00 carats total, length 8.5cm