November 22 is Saint Cecilia’s day. Saint Cecilia is the patron Saint of Musicians. One of my musical daughters was born on this day too.
Saint Cecilia is usually depicted as a musician, and in this late 19th Century stained glass window in St Paul’s Church in Alliston Ontario, Canada, she carries an instrument. Any artist has the opportunity to interpret their subject, and in this depiction, St Cecilia is wearing what appears to be a lovely ruby neckpiece. If she was depicted today, she might be wearing a ruby and diamond necklace such as lot 37 in the upcoming Dupuis Auction November 24, 2013. The cabochon rubies are bright and lively and are paired with fine diamonds, a beautiful duet, composed by maestro Van Cleef and Arpels. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/1c9W6cq