Everything that came before Baroque jewelry now looks timid. That’s because in the late 17th-century, quality jewels from the East were finally available in Europe and so the Baroque style revolution put those precious stones front and center. No more hiding your light like those Renaissance folks, Baroque was all about saying, “Here are my jewels, don’t you love them?” The bow became the most popular symbol of the era, used first to simply hold jewels in place for all to see, but soon becoming a thing of beauty itself. Form meets function meets fabulous.
Our Baroque Ruby Brooch celebrates that fashion-forward style, with an exquisite three-carat, oval-cut enhanced red ruby from India taking a place of honor in an antique gold-finished brooch. The deep natural red of the ruby is accentuated by 74 white orbs and 50 European crystal rounds. No more holding back, take a bow.