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Lot 243. Important diamond and 30.35 carats "Pigeon Blood Red" Burmese ruby bracelet, Harry Winston. Estimate HHK$7,300,000 - 9,300,000 (US$936,000 - 1,190,000)Unsold. © Tiancheng International.

Composed of nine oval rubies together weighing 30.35 carats, decorated with pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 31.00 carats, mounted in platinum, signed maker's marks for Jacques Timey, adjustable length approximately 188 or 170mm.

Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 105662, dated 20 March 2019, stating that the 30.35 carat rubies ranging from 7.2 to 2.0 carats are natural, Red colour of strong saturation, of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating; with comments, stating that 'The color of some of these rubies may also be called 'Pigeon Blood Red' based on SSEF reference standards.'; along with an appendix letter, stating that 'The natural ruby bracelet described...possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation...The small inclusions found...are the hallmarks of rubies from the classical ruby mines in the Mogok valley and from the reputed deposit in Mong Hsu (southeast of Mogok), both located in Burma (Myanmar). Their attractive and saturated red colour - for some of these rubies poetically referred to as "Pigeon Blood Red" - is due to a combination of well-balanced trace elements...Assembling a selection of natural rubies from Burma of this size and matching quality can be considered rare and exceptional.'

Tiancheng International. HONG KONG SPRING AUCTION, Jewellery and Jadeite, 29 May · 1 pm