Ruby Earrings Archive

Cartier ‘Tutti Frutti’ Necklace, c.1938, set with carved emeralds, rubies and sapphires, on loan to the @denverartmuseum from a private collection. Although it’s form and materials seem to evoke traditional Indian jewels, it fuses traditional and non-traditional elements into a vividly colored design. , the cords are made of braided gold, rather than silk. The ‘tutti-frutti’ color palette is itself European, as sapphires are generally considered inauspicious in India.

Pair of star ruby and diamond earrings, Yard. Of Art Deco design, each suspending an oscillating cabochon star ruby altogether weighing approximately 6.89 carats, within a frame set with baguette and circular-cut diamonds, highlighted by a similar cabochon star ruby altogether weighing approximately 3.00 carats, to a surmount set with circular-cut, baguette and half moon-shaped diamonds, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 1.80 carats, mounted in platinum, signed. Via Sotheby’s.