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Audio (English): A Superb Ruby and Diamond Necklace and Earrings, by James W. Currens for Faidee
Audio (Chinese): A Superb Ruby and Diamond Necklace and Earrings, by James W. Currens for Faidee
A SUPERB PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND 'RED BUTTERFLIES' EARRINGS, BY JAMES W. CURRENS FOR FAIDEE
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Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating … Read more THE SOURCE OF THE WORLD'S FINEST RUBIES IS BURMA OR PRESENT-DAY MYANMAR, WHERE PURE-RED RUBIES ARE REGARDED AS A PRECIOUS TREASURE. FOR MORE THAN 800 YEARS, THE MOGOK STONE TRACT IN UPPER BURMA HAS REMAINED THE CLASSICAL SOURCE FOR THE HIGHEST QUALITY 'PIGEON'S BLOOD' RUBIES. COMBINING THE MUCH SOUGHT-AFTER COLOUR OF THE GLOWING RED BURMESE MATERIAL ALONG WITH A GOOD DEGREE OF TRANSPARENCY, THESE STUNNING RUBIES ARE HIGHLY DESIRABLE, REPRESENTING A GREAT RARITY IN THE MARKET TODAY. SO ADMIRABLE ARE THE QUALITY ELEMENTS EXHIBITED BY THESE RUBIES THAT THEY HAVE EMERGED AS THE STANDARD BY WHICH OTHERS ARE JUDGED. LOT 1903 AND 1904, A RUBY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE AND A PAIR OF EARRINGS ARE EXQUISITE BURMESE SPECIMEN. EACH RUBY DEMONSTRATES SUPERB CRYSTALLINE STRUCTURES ACCENTUATING EACH GEMSTONE'S EXTRAORDINARY DEGREE OF TRANSPARENCY. FURTHERMORE, EACH RUBY DISPLAYS THE COVETED 'PIGEON'S BLOOD' RED TYPICAL OF OLD BURMESE MATERIAL. ALL THESE GEMS HAVE BEEN SPARED OF EXPOSURE TO HEAT TREATMENT INDICATING THAT THE COLOUR AND CLARITY ARE COMPLETELY NATURAL. NATURAL BURMESE RUBIES OF THIS SIZE, COLOUR AND HIGH CLARITY ARE REMARKABLE AND REPRESENT A GREAT RARITY IN THE MARKET TODAY. IN ADDITION, THIS MAGNIFICENT SUITE OF RUBY AND DIAMOND IS DESIGNED BY WORLD-RENOWNED DESIGNER JAMES W. CURRENS. WITH OVER 20 PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS, HIS PIECES ARE INSPIRED BY THE DEPTH OF COLOUR AND UNIQUENESS OF THE GEMSTONES. IN 2009, HE WENT INTO A JOINT VENTURE WITH RENOWNED BURMESE RUBY COMPANY, FAIDEE TO CREATE ONE-OF-A-KIND JEWELLERY PIECES. AS SEEN IN LOT 1903 AND 1904, WITHIN THE ELEGANTLY-SET NECKLACE AND EARRINGS ARE GLOWING RED RUBIES COMPLEMENTED BY THE HIGHEST QUALITY DIAMONDS.
A SUPERB PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND 'RED BUTTERFLIES' EARRINGS, BY JAMES W. CURRENS FOR FAIDEE

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A SUPERB PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND 'RED BUTTERFLIES' EARRINGS, BY JAMES W. CURRENS FOR FAIDEE
EACH DESIGNED AS A CLUSTER OF OVAL-SHAPED RUBIES WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY 5.05, 5.01, 2.11 AND 2.03 CARATS AND PEAR AND MARQUISE-CUT DIAMONDS WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY FROM 2.59 TO 1.01 CARATS, MOUNTED IN 18K WHITE AND YELLOW GOLD, 2.9 CM LONG, IN BLACK FAIDEE CASE

SIGNED AND WITH MAKER'S MARK FOR JAMES W. CURRENS
ACCOMPANIED BY REPORT NO. 12101077/1 AND 2 DATED 16 OCTOBER 2012 FROM THE GüBELIN GEMMOLOGICAL LABORATORY STATING THAT THE RUBIES WEIGHING 5.05 TO 2.03 CARAT ARE OF BURMA (MYANMAR) ORIGIN, WITH NO INDICATIONS OF HEATING; ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY AN APPENDIX STATING THAT THESE GEMSTONES POSSESS A SATURATED RED COLOUR

ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY REPORT NO. 1147082008 DATED 30 OCTOBER 2012 FROM THE GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA STATING THAT THE NATURAL RUBIES WEIGHING 5.05 TO 2.03 CARAT ARE OF BURMA (MYANMAR) ORIGIN, WITH NO INDICATIONS OF HEATING AND THE COLOUR APPEARANCE OF THIS STONE IS DESCRIBED IN THE TRADE AS "PIGEON'S BLOOD"; ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY A MONOGRAPH AND A LETTER STATING THAT THE RUBIES ARE WONDERFUL EXAMPLES OF THE CLASSIC PIGEON'S BLOOD COLOUR. THE INTENSITY OF THE RED COLOUR GIVES THESE GEMS A SENSATION THAT IS A TRULY FITTING SUBJECT FOR DETAILED DOCUMENTATION

EIGHT REPORTS DATED FROM 3 NOVEMBER 2010 TO 27 JUNE 2012 FROM THE GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA STATING THAT THE PEAR AND MARQUISE-SHAPED DIAMONDS WEIGHING FROM 2.59 TO 1.01 CARAT RANGE FROM D TO E COLOUR, VVS1 TO VS1 CLARITY

ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY FROM FAIDEE

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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).

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