The Ruby Tree

Collections • Inspiration
The golden age of Islamic culture excelled in science, philosophy, mathematics, astronomy and the arts. Visionary rulers such as Haroun al-Rashid, Shah Abbas, Suleiman the Magnificent, and Emperor Akbar created a world of such style and splendour that its influence spread across the globe.
Collections • Petal
Inspired by the radiant geometric patterns of the exquisite early 17th c Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, built by the great Safavid ruler Shah Abbas I and now a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. Its remarkable gilded and iridescent dome, with its radiating petal pattern, is among the finest in the Islamic world. Bethan has taken this dynamic and distinctive pattern and re-worked it in a series of stunning marble and inlay pieces in semi-precious Lapis Lazuli, a treasured material since Antiquity, Rose Quartz, revered for its auspicious healing properties, and precious Ruby, beloved for its rare beauty.
Collections • Stripe
For this exciting new collection, Bethan was inspired by the colourful contrasting metallic stripes seen on 11th c lustreware ceramic vessels commissioned by royal courts throughout the medieval Islamic world, for ceremonial occasions and gifts. Bethan has reinterpreted the classic radiating stripe design using Amazonite, a luminous blue-green semi-precious stone treasured since Egyptian times for its beauty and auspicious qualities. Remains of Amazonite amulets were found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Her fascination with the interplay of line, light and colour reach sophisticated new heights in these masterpieces of inlay art.
Stockist • Harrods
Launching exclusively at Harrods in London, the ultimate world city, The Ruby Tree creates works of great beauty and refinement, made from the heart.