A 25.80-Carat Diamond Ring From the Estate of Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree Shines With John Moran AuctioneersMar 29, 2023 13:00 EDT
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree (1924 – 2022) won the heart of Paul Herbert Ridley-Tree, the founder and CEO of Pacific Air Industries (PAI). Their journey together as the most prolific philanthropists in Santa Barbara since Max Fleischmann soon began. Their first act together was a $100,000 gift to the Museum of Art, followed by numerous generous donations in many sectors. A brilliant-cut, pear shaped, central diamond weighing 25.80 carats in a platinum ring from the estate of Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree will be highlighted in an upcoming auction from John Moran Auctioneers. The central pear-shaped diamond has a GIA report dated January 19, 2023. It has G color and SI2 clarity. The diamond is flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds totaling approximately 1.25 carats in weight and graded G-H color and VS clarity.
An Indian ruby, diamond, and enamel necklace from the estate of Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree is another notable lot. The Indian necklace features 20 tumbled bezel-set rubies ranging in size. The rubies are flanked with 230 tablet-cut (Polki) diamonds that are graded H-K in color and SI/I1 in clarity. The reverse of the necklace displays an intricate multi-colored enamel floral motif. Diamonds first appeared in the river banks of India. Since then, India’s terrain was mined exclusively for its multi-colored diamonds that has ended up in crowns and necklaces of European royals. Visit John Moran Auctioneers to find more information on the upcoming Jewelry from the Estate of Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree auction and browse other online auctions.
# of Lots:85
Price Range:$500- $500,000
Interesting lots include:
|A pear-shaped diamond ring
|An Indian ruby, diamond and enamel necklace
|A Tiffany & Co. gem-set bird brooch
|A David Webb ruby and enamel frog cuff bracelet
|A pair of Ara fire opal and tsavorite garnet earrings