Lot 1750. Exquisite 8.49 carats Burmese  Ruby and Diamond Ring, JAR. Estimate 13,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 13,300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

Set with an oval ruby weighing 8.49 carats, to the single-cut diamond gallery and hoop, mounted in platinum, signed JAR Paris, with French assay and maker's marks. Ring size: 5¾, case stamped JAR Paris.

Accompanied by Gübelin and SSEF reports numbered 14100054 and 93135, dated 9 October 2014 and 26 June 2017 respectively, stating that the 8.49 carat ruby is natural, of Burmese (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating; also accompanied by SSEF appendix letter stating 'The natural ruby...possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation. The ruby is characterised by an attractive and vivid red colour and a fine purity...A natural ruby from Burma of this size and quality can be considered rare and exceptional.'

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite, Hong Kong, 03 oct. 2017, 01:30 PM