HONG KONG.- Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction will take place on 27 November, offering over 210 lots of handpicked jewellery and jadeite pieces. Leading the auction is an astonishing 31.44-carat Burmese “Pigeon's Blood” Ruby Ring. The sale is also highlighted by a finely translucent emerald green jadeite bangle and a stunning pair of 24.93 and 23.80-carat Colombian Emerald Earrings by Graff. They are complemented by a lavish selection of coloured gemstones and outstanding pieces by acclaimed jewellers and designers that will delight all connoisseurs.
Ms.Connie Huang, Head of Tiancheng International’s Jewellery Department, remarks, “Tiancheng International has always striven to present jewellery of remarkable quality. This season, we are thrilled to offer one of the most significant rubies on the auction market over the past decade. Hailing from Burma, this natural unheated ruby boasts a staggering weight of 31.44 carats. Added to that is the most desirable “pigeon’s blood” colour, making this majestic stone an irresistible choice for discerning collectors.”
The Preview of the Autumn Auction will be held from 22 to 26 November (10am to 6pm), and the Auction will take place on 27 November 2019 (Wednesday, 1pm) at 30/F Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Lot 161. 31.44-Carat Natural Unheated Burmese “Pigeon’s Blood” Ruby and Diamond Ring; Diamonds together weighing approx. 7.70 carats. Estimate: HK$ 22,000,000 - 32,000,000／US$ 2,820,000 - 4,100,000. Unsold. © Tiancheng International
Centring on an oval ruby weighing 31.44 carats, to a stylised ring mount decorated with brilliant-cut, marquise- and pear-shaped diamonds together weighing approximately 7.70 carats, mounted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold. Ring size: 6½.
Accompanied by GIA report numbered 6311313916, dated 15 November 2018, stating that the 31.44 carat ruby is natural, Vivid Red colour, of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating; with comments, stating that 'The color appearance of this stone is described in the trade as "Pigeon's Blood".';
Among the numerous sources of rubies across the world, Burma is doubtless the most prestigious. Pigeon’s blood rubies are exceptional and highly prized by connoisseurs. However, as ruby mines are virtually depleted, sizeable natural Burmese pigeon’s blood rubies of high calibre are like gold dust. Weighing over 30 carats, this natural unheated Burmese ruby is suffused with an intense “pigeon’s blood” hue. With an impressive size and sheer brilliance, this spectacular piece stands as one of the most important rubies to have appeared on the auction market over the past decade.
Lot 110. 24.93 and 23.80-Carat Natural Colombian Emerald and Diamond Earrings, Graff; Diamonds together weighing 6.80 carats. Estimate: HK$ 10,000,000 - 15,000,000／US$ 1,280,000 - 1,920,000. Unsold. © Tiancheng International
Each suspending a cushion-shaped emerald weighing 24.93 and 23.80 carats respectively, surmounted by two asscher-cut diamonds altogether weighing 6.80 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold, signed.
Accompanied by AGL reports numbered 1088478 and 1088263, dated 9 and 7 November 2017, stating that the 24.93 and 23.79 carat emeralds are natural, Green colour, of Colombian origin, with indications of minor clarity enhancement;
Gübelin reports numbered 18012086 and 18012085, dated 23 January 2018, stating that the 24.93 and 23.80 carat emeralds are natural, Green colour, of Colombian origin, with indications of minor clarity enhancement; each with condition, stating that 'Natural emeralds are commonly clarity enhanced.';
GIA reports numbered 13259184 and 12990693, dated 9 May 2017