Ruby & Sapphire Floral Brooch Set in Red Gold
This brooch, made in the 1930s, consists of two blooming flowers, one of 15 rubies, the other of 15 sapphires, of differing sizes,  on a stem of 21 carat red gold with leaves of gold.  It is some four inches in length.

"This brooch is a joy to wear and I wear it often," Lady Colin Campbell says.  "Because one flower is rubies and the other sapphires, I wear it with earrings and rings of one or the other stone and sometimes with both.  It also looks good with plain gold earrings, though I have occasion to wear those less frequently than I would like. It is the perfect winter brooch, though I also wear it quite a lot in summer, with classical or tailored wear, especially linen."

A similar version of this brooch made with stones of a similar quantity and size and set in 21 carat red gold starts at £28,000.
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