• Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2736

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2419

    A RUBY AND DIAMOND RING

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RUBY AND DIAMOND RING
    Set with a cushion-shaped ruby weighing 5.01 carats, to the cushion-shaped diamond shoulders weighing 1.14 and 1.08 carats, mounted in 18k white and yellow gold, ring size 5½

    Accompanied by report no. 0903585 dated 12 March 2008 from the Gübelin Gemmological Laboratory stating that the 5.01 carat ruby is of Burma (Myanmar) origin with no indications of heating; accompanied by a note stating that during the last couple of years, the supply of gem-quality rubies decreased even further. Burma (Myanmar) experienced a significant drop in its ruby production. Other producing countries such as Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, also could not satisfy the demand for top-quality rubies. As a result, large, natural, untreated rubies of almost any geographic origin have become even more difficult to find on the market today

    Report no. GRS2009-031715 dated 18 March 2009 from the Gem Research Swiss Lab stating that the 5.01 carat ruby is of Burma (Myanmar) origin, vivid red colour (GRS type "pigeon's blood"), with no indication of thermal treatment; with special comment stating rare combination of size, good brilliancy and spared of thermal enhancement

    Report no. 7102235312 dated from 9 April 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 5.01 carat ruby is of Burma (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating; with a letter stating that the combination of the Burma (Myanmar) origin, large size, saturated red colour, high degree of transparency and fine proportions, make this ruby rare

    Accompanied by two reports nos. 5101971905 and 2105971967 dated 31 July 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 1.14 and 1.08 carat diamonds are G colour, VS2 clarity, both with excellent polish


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    US$150,000-230,000

    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).