Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Royal Ruby --The Portland Ring Boasts Regal Provenance
She was renowned for her many outstanding jewels and wore lots of them together, a signature which was captured in her full length portrait painted by famed artist John Singer Sargent.
As with many of her sensational jewels, this ring was created for her by royal jewellers Garrard & Co., of London. Same jeweller who created the engagement ring of Kate Middleton, fiancee of Prince William. Her sapphire ring originally belonged to William's mother, the late Princess Diana.