15 November 2007,
Price realised CHF 115,000
Estimate CHF 38,000 - CHF 50,000
A RUBY AND DIAMOND RING, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Set with an oval-shaped ruby, weighing 12.80 carats, within a brilliant-cut diamond bombé surround, mounted in 18k gold, made in 1967
Signed Van Cleef & Arpels NY, no. 1815 S.O.
Accompanied by report no. 48976 dated 10 July 2007 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating
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This ring was commissioned as a special order by the Princess, who supplied the ruby to be mounted by Van Cleef & Arpels from her own collection.
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