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Ruby and Diamond Ring

In Alice’s favourite version of the fairytale Red Riding Hood from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes the bold and heroic Red Riding Hood “Whips a pistol from her knickers” to slay the wolf and is later seen sporting a rather fine new fur cape.

The design therefore has the pistol hidden under the cape; 17th century pistols form setting of the oval ruby.

Red Riding Hood’s cape and bow embracing the oval ruby are the key feature to this ruby ring and what inspired Alice to first put pencil to paper for the entire Once Upon a Time Collection.

The asymmetry is a trademark of Alice’s as are the super narrative design features.

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"Look straight ahead like a good little girl"

This tale has been in play as early as 700AD and has many interpretations. First written down in the 17th century, my favourite version is from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, where Red Riding Hood “whips a pistol from her knickers” and is the heroine of the story. Hence the setting of the feature ring and the ‘Balls of Steel’ Earrings are made of 17th century flintlock pistols. In the early French version she is also known to do a strip tease for the wolf, hence the ‘Lacey Red Racey’ Diamond and Ruby Hoops!
The scissor reference is to the women who first told the spoken tale whilst sewing and on their spindles around the fire. The shank is split like a pair of scissors with a screw detailing at the base.

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