• Jewels and Watches:  The Dubai auction at Christies

    Sale 7803

    Jewels and Watches: The Dubai sale

    28 October 2009, Dubai

  • Lot 106

    A DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM BRACELET, BY VICENTE GRACIA

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM BRACELET, BY VICENTE GRACIA
    'Tree of Life'
    The wide multi-panelled band designed as a tree trunk with heart-shaped ruby detail to the articulated leaves with diamond, emerald sapphire, ruby, tourmaline and peridot accents, with original drawing, in maker's lockable presentation case, 19.5 cm long
    With maker's mark for Gracia


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    Saleroom Notice

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LOT CONTAINS RUBIES OF UNDETERMINED ORIGIN. RUBIES OF BURMESE (MYANMAR) ORIGIN CANNOT BE IMPORTED INTO THE U.S.


    Post Lot Text

    This bracelet represents the tree of life, a majestic tree that on one side reflects the night in its leaves and its bright white fruit and trunk; on the other side shines the dawn giving colour to the wonderful fruits represented by stones of multiple colours. In the centre of the tree a beautiful heart of ruby radiates the strength of life. In the bracelet is engraved the phrase of the mystical Spanish poet Ibn el Arabi: "Everything is in the essence of the breath as the brightness of the dawn at the end of the night"
    Vicente Gracia