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    Sale 12573

    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

    31 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2030


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    Each designed as a flowerhead, set to the centre with an oval-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 5.05 and 5.01 carats, within a pear-shaped diamond surround, mounted in platinum and gold, 2.7 cm
    Accompanied by premium report no. 84465 dated 9 March 2016 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the rubies are of Burma (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating and the colour of these stones may also be called “pigeon’s blood” based on SSEF reference standards; also accompanied by an appendix stating that the pair of rubies possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation. The rubies have been carefully selected to form a highly matching pair in quality and size, combined with a vivid and saturated red colour and a very fine purity. The small inclusions found by microscopic inspection are the hallmarks of rubies from the Burma (Myanmar), well known for its wealth in gems since historic times. Their saturated red colour - is due to a combination of well-balanced trace elements, which are characteristic for the finest rubies from Burma. Assembling a matching pair of natural rubies from Burma of this size and quality is rare and exceptional

    Twelve reports dated from 4 February 2014 to 16 December 2014 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamonds weighing from 1.71 to 1.13 carat range from D to E colour, internally flawless to VS2 clarity

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    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).