|Bloodstone Etui and thimble Case|
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The Victoria & Albert Museum
This set consists of an etui and thimble case, each of which is beautifully created of bloodstone mounted in gold and adorned with brilliant-cut diamonds and enamel.
While the maker is unknown, it’s clear that the pieces were made in London, England, probably around 1750. The case is inscribed in French, “May you always be faithful.”