Lot 181. A Burmese ruby and diamond bracelet, by Raymond Yard. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 348,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018
Designed as three articulated circular and fancy-cut diamond panels, each centering upon an oval-cut ruby, weighing approximately 2.26, 2.09 and 2.05 carats, flanked by graduated rectangular-cut rubies, the panels each joined by circular and baguette-cut diamond and calibré-cut ruby links, 1952, 7 1/2 ins., mounted in platinum. Signed Yard.
Accompanied by report no. 1086866 / 1-3 dated 11 September 2017 from the AGL American Gemological Laboratories stating that it is the opinion of the Laboratory that the origin of these rubies would be classified as Burma (Myanmar), with no heat or clarity enhancement.
A sketch of Lot 181 from the frm’s archives, courtesy of Raymond Yard, Inc.
Christie's. Magnificent Jewels & The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, New York, 12 June 2018