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AN EXTREMELY RARE RUBY AND DIAMOND BROOCH, BY CARTIER
AN EXTREMELY RARE RUBY AND DIAMOND BROOCH, BY CARTIER
AN EXTREMELY RARE RUBY AND DIAMOND BROOCH, BY CARTIER
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AN EXTREMELY RARE RUBY AND DIAMOND BROOCH, BY CARTIER
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AN EXTREMELY RARE RUBY AND DIAMOND BROOCH, BY CARTIER

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AN EXTREMELY RARE RUBY AND DIAMOND BROOCH, BY CARTIER
SET WITH A CUSHION-SHAPED RUBY WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY 10.10 CARATS, WITHIN AN OPENWORK OCTAGONAL PLAQUE, SET WITH SQUARE AND RECTANGULAR-SHAPED DIAMONDS, ACCENTED BY TRIANGULAR-SHAPED DIAMOND QUARTERS, MOUNTED IN PLATINUM, 3.5 CM LONG, IN RED LEATHER CARTIER CASE
SIGNED CARTIER
ACCOMPANIED BY PREMIUM REPORT NO. 74530 DATED 20 MAY 2014 FROM THE SSEF SWISS GEMMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE STATING THAT THE APPROXIMATELY 10.00 CARAT RUBY IS OF BURMA (MYANMAR) ORIGIN, WITH NO INDICATIONS OF HEATING AND THE COLOUR OF THIS RUBY MAY ALSO BE CALLED 'PIGEON'S BLOOD RED' IN THE TRADE; ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY AN APPENDIX STATING THAT THE RUBY POSSESSES EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTERISTICS AND MERITS SPECIAL MENTION AND APPRECIATION. THE RUBY EXHIBITS A SATURATED AND VIVID RED COLOUR, COMBINED WITH A FINE PURITY AND A VERY ATTRACTIVE CUTTING STYLE. THE TINY INCLUSIONS FOUND BY MICROSCOPIC INSPECTION REPRESENT THE HALLMARKS OF RUBIES FROM THE CLASSICAL RUBY MINES IN MOGOK VALLEY IN BURMA (MYANMAR), WELL KNOWN FOR ITS WEALTH IN GEMS SINCE HISTORIC TIMES. ITS SATURATED RED COLOUR - POETICALLY ALSO REFERRED TO AS "PIGEON BLOOD RED" - IS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF WELL-BALANCED TRACE ELEMENTS IN THIS GEMSTONE, CHARACTERISTIC FOR THE FINEST RUBIES FROM MOGOK. THE RUBY HAS BEEN SPARED EXPOSURE TO HEAT TREATMENT AND ITS CLARITY AND COLOUR ARE THUS ALL NATURAL. A NATURAL RUBY FROM BURMA OF THIS SIZE AND QUALITY IS VERY RARE AND THUS CAN BE CONSIDERED A TRUE TREASURE OF NATURE

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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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US$2,500,000-3,800,000

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