Ruby and diamond flower brooch

The flowerhead centering a cluster of round rubies, the petals set with 74 round and single-cut diamonds and 14 baguette diamonds, altogether weighing approximately 5.00 carats, mounted in platinum and 18 karat gold. Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD

Sotheby's. Important Jewels. 04 Feb 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's