Ruby & Diamond Suite - Earrings and Ring Together with a Diamond Dinner Ring
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The ruby and diamond earrings and matching ring of identical size and execution are set in 18 carat white gold. They were created especially for Lady Colin Campbell's mother in the 1960s.
The diamond cocktail ring is also set in 18 carat white gold and was also created especially for Gloria Smedore Ziadie in the 1960s.
Lady Colin Campbell says, "My mother's ruby and diamond suite is very representative of what stylish ladies wore when I was a child. Like all truly tasteful jewels, they have never dated and remain as au courant today as they were when they were made for her. They are what I call Park or Fifth Avenue jewels: typical of what WASP Society matrons wore then and even now, to cocktail parties, to the theatre, to the opera, and to dinner in private houses. Whenever I wear them, I do so in the confidence that they are what Americans call 'classy'.
"The same is true of the diamond dinner ring. This too is intended to be worn to semi-formal evening occasions such as smart dinner parties, theatre openings or non-gala nights at the opera. I often wear it with the ruby and diamond suite for the two rings provide a perfect foil for each other.
"I also get a lot of use out of both rings on their own or worn one on each hand without the earrings. They are ideal complements to earrings, bracelets or brooches with large stones, for the one thing no lady of distinction wants to do is wear too many individual pieces with huge stones. To do so would be boastful and therefore vulgar."
The ruby and diamond suite of earrings and matching ring of the same size with stones of a similar size and quality set in 18 carat white gold starts at £42,000.
A diamond ring of similar size, execution and quality set in white 18 carat gold starts at £18,000.
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