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Lot 326: An Important Ruby and Diamond Ring


Hammer Price
$800,000 CAN


The wide bombé band set with a cushion-shaped ruby weighing 7.62 carats, amid pavé-set diamond shoulders and gallery, mounted in 18k gold
With report 11090179 dated 29 September 2011 from the Gubelin Gem Lab stating that gemmological testing revealed characteristics consistent with those of rubies originating from Burma (Myanmar). No indications of heating. This colour variety of ruby may also be called 'pigeon blood red' in the trade.
This report is accompanied by notes stating that 'Burma has long been recognised as the locality associated with the most desirable rubies in the world. Within Burma (now Myanmar), the most famed region is the Mogok Valley, or Mogok Stone Tract, in the Katha district, North East of Mandalay.' and 'These Mogok-type rubies typically possess a red body colour and red UV-fluorescence.' and 'The natural ruby of 7.62 carats described in the above mentioned Gübelin Gem Lab Report possesses the properties of Burmese rubies from the areas described above.'

-size 7
-ruby is dark red with very strong saturation of colour, lively, and good clarity
-Gubelin Gem Lab report
-approx diamond weight 2.55 cts, EF/VS
-in very good condition

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November 2011 350,000 – 400,000
273,000 – 312,000
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