• Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2736

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2291

    A RUBY AND DIAMOND RING

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RUBY AND DIAMOND RING
    Centering upon a cushion-shaped ruby weighing 4.04 carats, within a pavé-set diamond surround, gallery and three quarter-hoop, mounted in platinum and 18k yellow gold, ring size 5

    Accompanied by report no. 51122 dated 5 April 2008 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the 4.04 carat ruby is of Burma (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating

    Accompanied by report no. GRS2008-033098 dated 31 March 2008 from the Gem Research Swiss Lab stating that the 4.04 carat ruby is of Burma (Myanmar) origin, vivid red colour (GRS type "pigeon's blood"), with no indication of thermal treatment


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    US$190,000-320,000

    Special Notice

    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).