Description & Technical information

Alternating cushion cut rubies and old-cut diamonds, claw setting, between scrolled shoulders, mounted in gold, total ruby weight approxiamtely 1.10cts, total diamond weight approximately 0.80ct

Central ruby approximately 5.10 x 4.50 x 2.10mm
Weight: 3.5g

Date:  c.1900
Period:  Early 20th century
Origin:  English
Medium: Antique ruby and diamond
Dimensions: 0.5 cm (0¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: From the estate of Edward Alfred Alexander Baldwin (1938 - 2021). Edward was the grandson of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, and the fourth Earl Baldwin of Bewdley. Stanley Baldwin was from an extraordinary family: Rudyard Kipling was his first cousin, Edward Burne-Jones and Edward Poynter were both uncles, his mother Louisa was a novelist, and her siblings included the famous Macdonald sisters. Edward Baldwin was committed to rehabilitating his grandfather's reputation and, being an only child, spent much of his life as sole custodian of these family objects.

Categories: Jewellery