4023 | A TOTAL OF 50.1 CARAT BURMESE mogok ’PIGEON’S BLOOD’ RUBY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE

A TOTAL OF 50.1 CARAT BURMESE mogok ’PIGEON’S BLOOD’ RUBY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE

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Final Price: RMB 6,400,000



Set with 41 pieces of cushion cut rubies weighing 50.1 carats in total, embellished with circular-cut diamonds, mounted in 18K gold, necklace approximately 39.5 cm long
SSEF, 2016, report no.87386, total of 50.1 carats, Burma, no indications of heating, majority of them can be called pigeon’s blood red
Lotus, 2016, report no.5942-7558, Burma, no indications of heating

1110 BC, Marbodus had pointed out in his liber DE Lapidibus that red gems were "Kings of precious stones". It was described in the book as follows: "When God created all living things, he also created twelve kinds of gems, of which the most valuable was the ruby." With its fabled brilliant red colors, Ruby from Burma has long held a prominent place in the history of fine jewelry as one of nature’s most dazzling masterpieces.
Ruby is a red corundum colored by the chromium element (Cr). It is second only to diamond in hardness, and is subtly linked to the legendary connection with life, blood, power, guardianship, love and passion. These ties span history and race, and still give the ruby charm. Myanmar has always been an important producer of high quality rubies, among which Mogok region produces the best rubies and its highest grade "pigeon blood" is famous in the world. It is one of the most valuable gemstones for connoisseurs and collectors, with its incomparable red color, gorgeous purity, extremely high saturation, charming luster and fluorescent fire color.