Amethyst, diamond, platinum and 18K gold pendant necklace, English, 1920s. The pendant designed as wings set with rose-cut diamonds, centring a heart-shaped amethyst and suspending an amethyst drop. #ArtDeco #heart #wings #pendant #necklace
Queen Marie José Royal Ruby Ring, c. 1870, gold, silver, diamonds, ruby (8.48ct). When Belgian Princess Marie-José married the Prince of Piedmont, future Umberto II in 1930, she received jewellery inherited from his grandmother, Queen Margherita. He chose the ring for Princess, married to the heir to the throne of Italy, for the royal character of the “pigeon-blood” ruby from Burma within its diamond frame blended harmoniously with Queen Margherita’s bequests.