Lot 214. Burmese ruby and diamond necklace, Bulgari, 1950s. Estimate 587,000 — 885,000 CHF. Lot sold 732,500 CHF. Photo Sotheby's;
Set with baguette diamonds, the sides decorated with bow motifs similarly set supporting two lines set of cushion-shaped rubies alternating with step-cut diamonds, length approximately 440mm, signed Bulgari.
Accompanied by Gübelin reports no. 16100011, no. 16100012, no. 16100013, no. 16100014, no. 16100015, no. 16100016, no. 16100017 and no. 16100018, stating that the eight tested rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, one with indications of minor clarity enhancement and one with a minor amount of filling material in cavities; also accompanied by twenty-two gemmological reports.
Formely in the collection of Faith Domergue.
Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 16 nov. 2016, 10:30 AM