30 août 2015

Jewellery Theatre, Amaryllis Set

Jewellery Theatre, Amaryllis  High Jewellery Earrings. 18K yellow gold, 8 oval “pigeon blood” Burmese rubies 19,90 ct, 465 rubies 3,53 ct, 39 diamonds 0,73 ct, 85 green diamonds 0,58 ct, 58 blue diamonds 0,47 ct, 322 sapphires 2,60 ct. Photo courtesy Jewellery Theatre. Jewellery Theatre, Amaryllis  High Jewellery Necklace. 18K yellow gold, 19 oval “pigeon blood” Burmese rubies 55,05 ct, 1908 rubies 14,02 ct, 142 diamonds 1,90... [Lire la suite]

08 août 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong Autumn 2015 sale series to take place from 3 to 7 October

An Exceedingly Rare Blue and White “Fish Pond” Brushwasher. Mark and Period of Xuande. Diameter 18.5 cm. Est. HK$20 – 40 million / US$2.6 – 5.2 million. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’sHong Kong Autumn Sales 2015 will take place from 3 to 7 October at Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Exceptional objects encompassing Chinese Works of Art, Fine Classical Chinese Paintings, Fine Chinese Paintings, Contemporary Ink Art, Modern Asian Art, Contemporary Asian Art, Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art,... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2015

A 25.59 carat Burmese ruby sells for record $30 million at Sotheby's Geneva auction

The Sunrise Ruby – Superb and extremely rare 25.59-carat Burmese ruby and diamond ring, Cartier. Lot sold 28,250,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's GENEVA (AFP).- A 25.59 carat "pigeon blood" ruby sold for a world record $30.34 million at auction in Geneva Tuesday while a rare pink diamond believed to have once belonged to Napoleon's niece fetched $15.9 million, Sotheby's said. After competitive bidding, the ruby went to an anonymous telephone bidder for 28.25 million Swiss francs (27.3 million euros), with... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2015

An impressive set of ruby and diamond jewellery

An impressive set of Burmese  'Pigeon Blood Red' ruby and diamond jewellery. Estimate CHF1,500,000 – CHF2,500,000 ($1,577,640 - $2,629,400). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Comprising a necklace designed as twenty graduated pear-shaped diamond flower clusters, each centering upon an oval-shaped ruby, a pair of ear pendants en suite, mounted in platinum and gold, necklace 46.1 cm, ear pendants 3.5 cm  Accompanied by Premium Report no. 78386 dated 17 March 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2015

Ruby and diamond bracelet, circa 1935

Burmese  ruby and diamond bracelet, circa 1935. Estimate 78,000 — 115,000 CHF (73,585 - 108,491 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Set with a cushion-shaped diamond between graduated lines of circular-cut, oval and cushion-shaped rubies, within stylised scroll motifs of pavé-set circular-cut and baguette diamonds, length approximately 170mm, French assay and maker's marks. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 79749, stating that the twenty rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2015

Ruby and diamond ring

Burmese ruby and diamond ring. Estimate 146,000 — 245,000 CHF (137,736 - 231,132 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Set with an oval ruby weighing 5.13 carats, within a frame of similarly shaped diamonds, the shoulders decorated with brilliant-cut stones, size 53, sizing band signed VCA, numbered.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 37033, dated 26 March 2001, stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of thermal enhancement.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2015

An exceptional ruby and diamond ring

The Pride of Burma. An exceptional 6.25 carats Burmese ruby and diamond ring. Estimate CHF1,800,000 – CHF2,500,000 ($1,893,168 - $2,629,400). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Set with a cushion-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 6.25 carats, in a micro-pavé diamond surround, to the brilliant-cut diamond cluster, mounted in platinum, ring size 5¾  Accompanied by report no. CS 58693 dated 13 November 2014 from the AGL American Gemological Laboratories stating that the ruby is of Burmese... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2015

An impressive ruby and diamond ring

An impressive 30.20 carats Burmese ruby and diamond ring. Estimate CHF3,200,000 – CHF4,200,000 ($3,365,631 - $4,417,391). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Set with a cushion-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 30.20 carats, to the pear-shaped diamond shoulders, mounted in platinum, ring size 4½  Accompanied by report no. 11060059 dated 09 June 2011 from the Gübelin GemLab stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with indications of heating and a Note on Burmese rubies  ... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2015

Natural pearl, ruby and diamond choker, early 20th century and later

Property from the estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. Natural pearl, Burmese ruby and diamond choker, early 20th century and later. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 CHF (28,302 - 47,170 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Composed of four rows of natural pearls measuring from approximately 4.40 to 5.30mm, decorated with a floral motif set with a fancy-cut and circular-cut rubies, and single-cut diamonds, further accented with two geometric plaques set with circular-cut and baguette... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2015

Ruby and diamond ring, early 20th century and later

Burmese ruby and diamond ring, early 20th century and later. Estimate 48,000 — 53,000 CHF (45,283 - 50,000 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Collet-set with a fancy-cut ruby, surrounded with single-cut diamonds, size 57. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 77069, stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 12 mai 2015, 10:30 AM