An Important Burmese Ruby and Diamond Necklace

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    • 2000

    • Oval-shaped rubies, total approximately 39.35 carats
      Round brilliant-cut diamonds, total approximately 6.00 carats

    • Unsigned, platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, approximately 15.60 inches

  • AGL Report: Burmese, no indications of heat on forty-nine, one ruby heated, no clarity enhancement

  • Maker Bio

    Bulgari

    Italian

    Originally from Kalarites, Greece, Sotirios Voulgaris emigrated to Rome because of Greece's rising poverty and difficulty separating from the Ottoman Empire. He set foot on Italian soil in 1880 with little money in his pocket and spent the next four years preparing what would go on to become Italy's oldest jewelry company. 

    In 1884, Bulgari opened its doors to the Italian people with its offering of jewelry and accessories. Bulgari's style takes from traditions in Greek and Roman craftsmanship to elegantly balance volume and subtlety. Later, in the late 1960s, Bulgari bridged classicism and modernity by introducing its seductive, now-iconic Serpenti collection of snake-shaped coil bracelets and watches. It is through its meticulous combination of influences that Bulgari has garnered an international and loyal high-profile clientele, which included Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. These Hollywood stars have immortalized the house's unique gem-adorned bracelets, necklaces and earrings in rounded forms. 

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Property from a New York Family

Bulgari

An Important Burmese Ruby and Diamond Necklace

Estimate
$120,000 - 180,000 

sold for $200,000

Contact Specialist
Susan Abeles
Head of Department, Americas and Senior International Specialist
New York
+1 212 940 1383
sabeles@phillips.com

Jewels

New York Auction 6 December 2018