Michele della Valle started his career by designing costume jewellery however, in 1976, he travelled to Burma and discovered his love was rubies and sapphires. After collaborating for many years with a few of the finest jewellers, he established his own firm in 1987. His jewellery designs showcased his fine selection of these precious gems. However, with a change of style and fashion, Mr della Valle has been inspired by nature. This lot, along with the realistically designed pavé-set diamond rose ring (lot 233), exemplify his desire to recreate the delicateness and beauty of nature using a variety of materials.