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An impressive art deco ruby and diamond necklace. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

The necklace designed as a collar composed of one hundred and forty-nine graduated oval and circular-shaped rubies to the collet-set brilliant and baguette-cut diamond border with similarly-set scrolling detail and clasp, suspending a similarly-set pendant of geometric fan design, inner circumference 38.5cm. Estimate $200,000 - $250,000. Price Realized $338,500

Accompanied by report no. 57022 dated 10 August 2010 from SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the rubies are of Burmese (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating

Christie's. Jewels and Watches : The Dubai Sale Including The Fabulous Parures: An Important Private Collection, 27 October 2010, Dubai www.christies.com