An Art Deco Burma ruby and diamond brooch, circa 1935. Sold for HK$ 500,000 (€52,718). Photo Bonhams.
Designed as a stylised floral bouquet set with oval-cut rubies, to tapered baguette-cut diamond stems and ribbon, the vase pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds and highlighted by channel-set calibré-cut rubies, diamonds approximately 6.50 carats total, French assay marks, length 7.0cm
Accompanied by a SSEF report stating that forty-one of the forty-two natural rubies have no indication of heat treatment and originate from Burma (Myanmar). Report number 76362, dated 24 September 2014.
Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY & JADEITE, 26 Nov 2014 14:00 HKT. HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY