An art deco Burma ruby and diamond brooch, by Cartier, circa 1925. Photo Bonhams.
Designed as a row of graduated step-cut rubies, between old brilliant-cut diamonds, to an openwork oval surmount of similarly-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 3.80 carats total, rubies approximately 7.20 carats total, signed Cartier, numbered, length 5.8cm. Estimate HK$ 600,000 – 800,000 (€63,000 – 84,000). Unsold
Accompanied by a SSEF report stating that the natural rubies have no indication of heat treatment and originate from Burma (Myanmar). Report number 68229, dated 2 May 2013.
Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY & JADEITE, 26 Nov 2014 14:00 HKT. HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY