Beauty’s father, distraught at having promised his daughter Beauty to the Beast, begs her not to go to him. Beauty, reassures him and relays the moral of the story that makes her quite so virtuous.
Edmund Dulac, an illustrator of the 19th century imagined fantastical birds in the land of the Beast.
The ruby, sapphire and diamond rose that Beauty’s father picks for her is the key focus of the collection. The rose tips to the open pinky side cradled by Alice’s beautiful fantastical bird.
Pinky rings were popular in the 18th century, when Beauty and the Beast was first told. The open side of a pinky ring also allows more ‘real-estate’ to play with the design flow around the finger and in this case, the bird’s elegant diamond ringed neck and plumage.