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Auction: Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels
was auctioned on: 25 November 2014
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AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS, BY FAIDE...

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Estimate: HK$9,000,000 - HK$12,000,000
ca. US$1,160,622 - US$1,547,496
Price realised:  HK$10,840,000
ca. US$1,397,904
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AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS, BY FAIDEE
AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS, BY FAIDEE Each cushion-shaped ruby surmount weighing approximately 2.59 and 2.45 carats, within a pear-shaped diamond surround, suspending a similarly-set cushion-shaped ruby weighing approximately 4.06 and 4.02 carats, spaced by a pear-shaped diamond, mounted in 18k white gold, 5.2 cm long, in black Faidee case IGNED AND WITH MAKER'S MARK FOR FAIDEE ACCOMPANIED BY REPORT NO. 76381 DATED 24 SEPTEMBER 2014 FROM THE SSEF SWISS GEMMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE STATING THAT THE RUBIES WEIGHING 4.06, 4.02, 2.59 AND 2.45 CARAT RUBIES ARE OF BURMESE (MYANMAR) ORIGIN, WITH NO INDICATIONS OF HEATING AND THE COLOUR OF THESE RUBIES MAY ALSO BE CALLED 'PIGEON'S BLOOD RED' IN THE TRADE; ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY AN APPENDIX STATING THAT THE PAIR OF RUBY EAR-PENDANTS POSSESSES EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTERISTICS AND MERITS SPECIAL MENTION AND APPRECIATION. THE RUBIES HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY SELECTED FOR THIS JEWELLERY ITEM TO MATCH IN QUALITY. THEY ALL SHOW A VERY ATTRACTIVE AND VIVID COLOUR AND A FINE PURITY. THE SMALL INCLUSIONS FOUND BY MICROSCOPIC INSPECTION ARE THE HALLMARKS OF RUBIES FROM THE CLASSICAL RUBY MINES IN THE MOGOK VALLEY IN BURMA (MYANMAR), WELL KNOWN FOR ITS WEALTH IN GEMS SINCE HISTORIC TIMES. THEIR VIVID AND SATURATED COLOUR - POETICALLY ALSO REFERRED TO AS "PIGEON'S BLOOD RED" - IS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF WELL-BALANCED TRACE ELEMENTS IN THESE GEMSTONES, CHARACTERISTICS FOR THE FINEST RUBIES FROM BURMA (MYANMAR). THE RUBIES HAVE BEEN SPARED EXPOSURE TO HEAT TREATMENT AND THEIR COLOUR AND PURITY ARE THUS ALL NATURAL. ASSEMBLING A MATCHING SELECTION OF NATURAL RUBIES FROM BURMA OF SUCH A QUALITY IS RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels
Date of the auction: 25 Nov 2014
Address: Christie's
25 November 2014, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall