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  • Catalogue Essay

    In the Orient, ruby and its passionate colour of red have always been held with utmost esteem. Ancient Sankrit named ruby ‘king of gemstones’, and Hindus regards the fire within a ruby the dwelling place of gods. Marbodius of Rennes in his most famous work Liber de Lapidibus (on stones) called ruby ‘the most precious of the twelve stones God created when he created all creatures.’ Moreover, it is a stone with protective and healing power, a symbol of love and the basis of life due to its blood-red crimson colour. Rubies from Burma, praised for their inextinguishable fiery glow, represent the finest red colour found on Earth.

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A Pair of Fine Ruby and Diamond Pendent Earrings

Estimate
HK$3,200,000 - 3,800,000 
$400,000-500,000

Sold for HK$3,700,000

Contact Specialist
Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2017