A pair of superb ruby and diamond earrings from Drayson, London set with 16 circular-cut unheated rubies and numerous brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 kt. rose gold, white gold and platinum. Diamonds totalling app. 0.35 ct. Colour: F-G. Clarity: VS. With clip fittings. Measurements: 1,7 x 2,5 cm. Signed Drayson London. Circa 1940s. Overall good condition, one smaller diamond on the lower/back of one of the scrolls.
The retail firm of Cecil Drayson was established circa 1936 on Bond Street by Keith Drayson. His jewels were known for their high quality, innovative designs and extremely elegant nature. Drayson initially derived influence from the Art Deco period. From the late thirties to the sixties, the designs became more abstract, exemplifying the bold sculptural tendencies of the period, jewels from the firm are rare.