While it’s sadly no longer on display, I saw the above bust of the devil Mephistopheles when I first came to Toronto some years ago. Apparently it is cut from a single Tanzanian ruby, with a gold and obsidian base. It’s part of the Michael M. Scott private collection, and as far as I can tell it was made by Günter Petry, in Idar-Obserstein, Germany. While I don’t tend to be a fan of conventional jewelry, the stonework in the collection was quite impressive.
For More Information:
http://www.gpetry.com/ (Site opens with kind of sleazy rich person jazz)