Red is the colour of Rome. From the Colosseum’s ancient red brickwork, to depictions of senators’ togas, red is everywhere in Rome’s public image. In her galleries, Venus, the goddess of love, appears in a red dress or robe.
Passion, love and desire: distilled here, in a 10 carat pear-shaped ruby. White enamel and round brilliant cut diamond arches flank both sides of the centre stone, adding a statuesque element.