A Christie's employee looks up at a diamond, ruby, and pearl crown in London in 2005. The crown is set with 1,000 carats of white and yellow diamonds and was expected to fetch between 2.3 million and 3.3 million pounds at auction...lottery luxury!!
CHARLES ROBERT ASHBEE 1863-1942 Attrib. Superb Guild of Handicraft Pendant Attrib. Silver Gold Garnet Pearl Pendant: H: 10.7 cm (4.21 in) W: 4.7 cm (1.85 in) Chain: L: 67 cm (26.38 in) British, c.1897 Fitted Case Literature: cf. The Guild of Handicraft Limited, Silversmiths & Jewellers by Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen Art Journal 1894: A little talk on the setting of stones Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition Elyse Zorn Karlin, 1993, p. 39