Lot 1707
  • 1707

Unique Pair of Ruby and Diamond Bangles, BHAGAT

1,950,000 - 2,800,000 HKD
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  • Ruby, Diamond, White Gold
Each set with thirty-eight oval rubies, to the edge of floral motifs embellished with circular-cut diamonds, the rubies and diamonds weighing approximately 60.00 and 30.00 carats in total respectively, mounted in platinum, one bangle signed BHAGAT, each inner circumference approximately 160mm.


Accompanied by Gübelin reports numbered 17011091 and 17011092, stating that the large majority of rubies tested are natural, of Burma (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating. For further details, please refer to reports.Signed Bhagat on one bangle and stamped PT950 on the other for platinum. Oval rubies of medium dark purplish red colour and strong saturation with natural inclusions, some surface reaching. Rubies estimated to weigh approximately 60.00 carats in total as gauged in the mount. Diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 30.00 carats in total, are on average F colour, VS to SI clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Metal shows signs of normal wear, otherwise in very good condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by Gübelin reports numbered 17011091 and 17011092, both dated 20 February 2017, stating that all the rubies are natural, large majority are of Burmese (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating.


Mughal Master of Magic

Hailed as one of the greatest living jewellers, BHAGAT's stylistic signature represents a fusion of artistry and craftsmanship, old and new, east and west. Drawing inspiration from classical Indian forms and motifs, BHAGAT weaves rich Mughal art and intricacies of Islamic architecture with a contemporary sensibility, to produce jewels that are uniquely their own.

With their creations exhibited at renowned museums and esteemed jewellery fairs, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Grand Palais in Paris and The Masterpiece Fair in London. BHAGAT has elevated contemporary Indian jewellery to a new level of sophistication on the

international stage. In 2012, BHAGAT was featured in 'The Impossible Collection of Jewellery' which presented the 100 most important jewels of the twentieth century.

Drawing inspiration from their surroundings and nature, this pair of bangles reflects BHAGAT's own interpretation of this ubiquitous ornament. Designed as a series of sinuous flower buds encrusted with diamonds carved out of one solid piece of platinum, the radiating diamond buds terminate in calibrated ruby ovals. The ingenuity of the surreptitiously hidden hinge and clasp is unique and devised entirely by BHAGAT. With fewer than 60 creations completed each year, this pair of bangles was labouriously handcrafted over a period of several months making it indeed one of a kind.