An impressive Burma ruby and diamond necklace, circa 1960. Photo Bonhams.
The articulated necklace, designed as twenty flowerhead clusters, each centrally set with a cushion-shaped ruby, within a surround of pear-shaped diamonds alternating with marquise-cut rubies, each cluster connected by a brilliant-cut diamond, diamonds approximately 30.00 carats total, rubies approximately 55.00 carats total, length 42.5cm. Estimate HK$ 3 million – 5 million (€320,000 – 530,000). Unsold
Accompanied by a SSEF report stating that the natural rubies have no indication of heat treatment and originate from Burma (Myanmar). Report number 76363, dated 24 September 2014.
Accompanied by an AGL (American Gemological Laboratories) report stating that the natural rubies have no indication of heat treatment and originate from Burma (Myanmar). Report number CS 83494, dated 04 June 2014.
Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY & JADEITE, 26 Nov 2014 14:00 HKT. HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY