• Jewels : The Geneva Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 1371

    Jewels : The Geneva Sale

    18 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 207


    Price Realised  

    Set with an oval-shaped ruby weighing 7.03 carats within a brilliant-cut diamond cluster surround to the heart-shaped diamond shoulders, mounted in platinum and gold, ring size 5¾, in a Graff dark blue leather case
    Signed Graff
    Accompanied by report and special note no. 0909101 dated 22 September 2009 from the Gübelin Gem Lab stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin with no indications of heating

    Accompanied by report and special note no. 54632 dated 2 October 2009 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of thermal enhancement, and that this gemstone was already described on Gemstone report no. 32585 dated 26 August 1998

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    The special notes from the laboratories highlight the quality and rarity of this gem.
    'Large rubies of top gem-quality are true rarities of nature... During the last couple of years, the supply of gem-quality rubies decreased... As a result, large, natural, untreated rubies of almost any geographic origin have become even more difficult to find on the market today'.
    Gübelin Gem Lab, 22 September 2009
    'The natural ruby described...possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits a special mention and appreciation. The described gemstone of 7.035 ct exhibits a well-saturated colour combined with a pleasant clarity. The stone has been spared to exposure of thermal treatment and its clarity and colour are natural'.
    SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute, 2 October 2009

    Special Notice

    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. Please be advised that a purchasers 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).

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