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  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the main reasons for rubies to be revered in so many cultures, both in the East and the West, is its vibrant feisty red colour, first and foremost Burmese rubies from the Mogok Tract, coveted by rulers and emperors for their 'pigeon’s blood red' hue. Rubies from Mogok possess the unrivalled crimson red body colour together with a red fluorescence, both induced by the element chromium. In addition, the beauty of Mogok ruby is further augmented by the multitude of tiny, fine needles, commonly known as 'silk', which cause light to diffract and scatter evenly throughout the facets and crystal, affording the gemstone an extraordinary fire and a desirable saturated colour. Such a colour is referred to as 'pigeon’s blood red' in the trade.
    This ruby of over 5 carats, certified by SSEF to display this legendary blood red colour and by Gübelin to have originated from the famed Mogok region, combines exceptional quality and important pedigree.


A Rare and Exceptional Ruby and Diamond Ring

Size 6

HK$5,900,000 - 8,000,000 

Sold for HK$6,150,000

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

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019