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April 10, 2016 3:57 pm  #1


TBF-QM-74 Queen Mary’s Marquise Diamond and Ruby Ring

74. Queen Mary’s Marquise Diamond and Ruby Ring

   This ring, which was set with a "marquise-shaped diamond within a calibré-cut ruby border to the split diamond shoulders and reeded hoop", was a wedding gift to Queen Mary in 1893 from King Edward VII.[1] This ring subsequently passed to Princess Margaret, and upon her death in 2002, it was it sold at auction in 2006, for “£57,600”.[2]

1. Christies: Sale 7335, Lot 9: A Belle Époque Ruby and Diamond Ring http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-belle-epoque-diamond-and-ruby-ring-4717997-details.aspx?from=salesummaryintObjectID=4717997sid=51008bdb-d821-4eef-9bde-f7bcedfca778 [Accessed 10 June 2012]
2. Ibid.
 

 

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