Lot 1739, Important 38.88 carats Burmese 'Royal Blue' Sapphire and Diamond Ring. Estimate 14,000,000 — 16,000,000 HKD (1,618,458 - 1,849,667 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

Centring on a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 38.88 carats, within an openwork bombé surround set with marquise-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, to the diamond-set hoop, the diamonds together weighing approximately 8.00 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Ring size:5¾

Accompanied by AGL and Gübelin reports numbered CS 65502 and 15025114, dated 22 December 2014 and 14 February 2015 respectively, stating that the 38.88 carat sapphire is natural, of Burmese (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating, and the colour may also be called 'Royal Blue' in the trade. Also accompanied by AGL letter stating that ' Top quality sapphire of this very large size and superior quality are exceedingly rare.'

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite, Hong Kong, 05 avr. 2016, 02:00 PM