7.07-carat Burmese Ruby Headlınes The Bonhams HK May Auctıon

A magnificent collection of jewellery featuring exceptional gemstones spanning the decades from early 20th century to modern contemporary jewellery will be sold at Bonhams Hong Kong Jewels and Jadeite sale on 28th May. 

Bonhams is presenting the highly anticipated auction dedicated to the world of fine jewels end of May. Leading the sale is an important ruby and diamond ring featuring a rare  certified Burmese ruby. The rectangular cushion-shaped mixed-cut Burmese ruby weighs 7.07 carats making it a rarity in size as well as in colour, with one gemmological report stating ‘pigeons blood red’ designation and no enhancement. The ruby was reset in 2012 into its current mount of 18-karat white and yellow gold set with 8 oval diamonds, all of D colour, VVS1 to VS1 clarity, together weighing 6.01 carats, all certified by the GIA laboratory. The spectacular ring is offered with an estimate of HK$6,800,000 to 8,800,000. 

Stewart Young, Bonhams Director and Head of Jewelry, Hong Kong, commented: “The forthcoming Jewels and Jadeite sale offers a selection of impressive stones, the highlight is the rare 7.07 carat ruby which is over 100 years old. There is a notable increase in demand for rubies in the marketplace, with the gemstone being highly sought after. We are excited to showcase some magnificent pieces in the forthcoming sale alongside many more jewels besides.”

Also on offer is an impressive ruby and diamond necklace, the suspended cushion-shaped unheated Burmese origin ruby weighing 23.45 carats is surrounded by oval and round brilliant-cut diamonds. The necklace is offered with an estimate of HK$6,000,000 to 8,000,000.