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Pair of very important ruby and diamond pendent ear clips
Each suspending a cushion-shaped ruby, weighing 11.46 and 11.64 carats respectively, set within a surround of cushion-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, to a surmount of foliate design embellished with similarly cut and rose diamonds, screw back fittings.
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Accompanied by SSEF report no. 65311 and Gübelin report no. 11030107/ 1 and 2, stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating.

Provenance

HSH Princess Max Egon zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1892-1990). These earrings were assembled in 1921 and given as a gift by her parents Trinidad von Scholtz Hermennsdorff, Duchess of Parcent, and Ambassador Manuel de Yturbe of Mexico, on the occasion of her wedding.

Thence by descent to the present owner.

Catalogue Note

Natural Burmese rubies which are of fine colour and have been spared any enhancement are amongst the rarest of all gemstones. Once their weight exceeds ten carats and they are presented as a perfectly matched pair then they enter the realm of the truly exceptional. Mix in an illustrious Noble provenance and you have a  jewel worthy of the highest esteem.

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