Ruby & Sapphire Floral Brooch Set in Red Gold
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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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