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Lot 2120. The Mogok’s Fiery Red. A superb Burma Mogok  'Pigeon Blood Red' Ruby and Diamond necklace, by FaideeEstimate HK$ 48,000,000 – HK$66,000,000 ($6,222,528 - $8,555,976)Price realised HKD 55,560,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Designed as a line of thirty-two cushion-shaped rubies, weighing approximately 5.05 to 1.04 carats, alternating with cushion-shaped diamonds, mounted in platinum and gold, 39.0 cm, in black Faidee case. With maker’s mark for Faidee

Accompanied by premium report no. 82001 dated 25 September 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the rubies are of Burma (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating and the colour of part of these rubies may also be called "pigeon blood red" based on SSEF reference standards; also accompanied by an appendix stating that the ruby necklace possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation. The rubies are characterized by an attractive and matching colour and a very fine purity. The small inclusions found by microscopic inspection and the analysed properties of these rubies are the hallmarks of rubies from the reputed mines in the Mogok valley and from Mong Hsu (southeast of Mogok). Their attractive and saturated colour - for part of these rubies poetically referred to as 'pigeon's blood red' - is due to a combination of well-balanced trace elements in these gemstones, characteristic for the finest rubies from Burma (Myanmar). Assembling a selection natural ruby from Burma of this size and quality is very rare and exceptional and thus this ruby necklace can be considered a true treasure of nature

Report no.13086001/1 to 32 dated 5 December 2013 from the Gübelin GemLab stating that the rubies are of Burma (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating and the colour variety of some of the rubies may also be called "pigeon blood red" in the trade; also accompanied by an appendix stating that the rubies display a richly saturated pigeon blood red colour. The rubies endowed with such intrinsic qualities as a high transparency, combined with a saturated colour, is very rare 

Report no. 6162313232 dated 14 November 2013, monograph and letter from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the rubies are of Burma (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating and the colour appearance of these stones are described in the trade as "pigeon's blood"

Seven reports dated from 2 July 2012 to 15 May 2013 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamonds range from D to F colour, VVS1 to VS1 clarity

One report no. 1149378642 dated 25 March 2013 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 1.10 carat diamond is E colour, VVS1 clarity, with excellent polish and symmetry; also with a working diagram indicating that the clarity of the diamond is potentially Internally Flawless.

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Christie's. HONG KONG MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 1 December 2015, Convention Hall