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    Sale 2628

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    2 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3099


    Price Realised  


    Suspending a pear-shaped diamond weighing 17.97 carats, spaced by a cushion-shaped ruby weighing 3.03 carats, enhanced by brilliant-cut pink and colourless diamonds, joined to the length adjustable diamond collet neckchain, mounted in 18k white and rose gold, 40.5 to 43.0 cm long
    Accompanied by report no. 16886777 dated 27 March 2008 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 17.97 carat diamond is D colour, flawless clarity, with excellent polish and symmetry

    Also accompanied by note no. 0809633 dated 16 September 2008 from the Gübelin Gemmological Laboratory stating that diamonds are classified into two fundamental groups and this 17.97 carat diamond is classified as a type IIa which are chemically very pure and do not reveal infrared absorption characteristics related to nitrogen

    Report no. 0710505 dated 26 September 2007 from the Gübelin Gemmological Laboratory stating that the 3.03 carat ruby is of Burma (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating, and this colour variety may also be called "pigeon's blood red" in the trade

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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).

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the estimate has been changed to HK$14,500,000 to 22,000,000, US$1,800,000 to 2,800,000