Pigeon’s Blood Burmese Ruby Earrings and Untreated Zambian Emerald Ring Highlight Fortuna Auction’s Upcoming SaleFeb 08, 2022 11:00 EST
The people of Myanmar, formerly Burma, use the term “ko-twe” (pigeon’s blood) to refer to the most sought-after color of ruby. This blood red variety resembles the hue of a pigeon’s blood and eyes. Some also liken it to the shade of pomegranate seeds. Prized for its rarity, the blood red ruby signifies warmth and sensuality and is closely associated with royal status. A pair of helix drop earrings studded with pigeon’s blood Burmese rubies and diamonds is a key highlight of Fortuna Auction’s upcoming sale. The 18-karat white and yellow gold earrings are crafted with four unheated Burmese rubies, together weighing approximately 3.30 carats. The pieces are also accented with marquise-shaped rose-cut diamonds and round-cut rubies.
Another rare piece is a cocktail ring designed with a 3.38-carat untreated Zambian emerald and diamonds. A no-oil emerald is highly coveted for its lucidity, which is purely natural and not artificially augmented. The sale also offers a Rolex stainless steel GMT-Master wristwatch. Rolex originally produced the model in alliance with Pan American Airways in 1955. The airline then issued the watches to their crew members on long-haul flights. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Fortuna Auction.
Lot Categories:Jewelry & Watches & Clocks (83)
# of Lots:83
Price Range:$3,000 - $700,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Pigeon's Blood Burmese Ruby And Rose-Cut Diamond Helix Drop Earrings|| Estimate: |
|3.38-Carat Zambian No Oil Emerald And Diamond Cocktail Ring|| Estimate: |
|Patek Philippe 5022j Officer's Calatrava In 18K Gold|| Estimate: |
|Rolex GMT Master Ref: 116710 In Steel|| Estimate: |
|Vhernier Calla Diamond And Ebony Necklace|| Estimate: |