On November 11, Christie's sells the Queen of Burma, lot 337 estimated CHF 5,25M.
This large oval ruby weighing 23.66 carats was set on a ring by Cartier and sold by Cartier London in 1937 to a Maharajah. Its color is a saturated pink-red due to a combination of elements that exist nowhere else than in the mines of Mogok.
In the catalog, Christie's compare this lot to the Hope Ruby from the Safra collection, slightly bigger at 32.08 carats, sold by them for CHF 6.2 million including premium on May 14, 2012.
On November 12, Sotheby's sells the Graff Ruby, lot 470 estimated CHF 6.5M.
Weighing 8.62 carats, this cushion-shaped ruby is exceptional for its vivid red color named pigeon's blood, a great rarity in its weight range. Its purity and brilliance are excellent. It also can come only from Mogok.
Laurence Graff, who mounted it on a ring, regarded it as the most beautiful ruby he had ever seen. There cannot be a better recommendation for this wonderful gem.
RESULTS INCLUDING PREMIUM
Sotheby's SOLD for CHF 8.3M the Graff ruby