Lot 1785
  • 1785


1,800,000 - 2,800,000 HKD
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Of bib design, the front set with an undulating row of circular-cut and oval rubies weighing approximately 35.00 carats in total, decorated with baguette and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, length approximately 380mm, signed Boucheron Paris, numbered, French assay marks, 1960s, fitted case stamped Boucheron.


Accompanied by SSEF report no. 105108, dated 6 March 2019, stating that sixty-nine rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. For further details, please refer to the report. Signed BOUCHERON PARIS, numbered 58.636, with French assay marks for gold and platinum. Rubies estimated to weigh approximately 35.00 carats in total, are of slightly dark to medium tone, majority pinkish to purplish red with a few red colour, medium strong to strong saturation, under 10x magnification, there are typical inclusions with some surface reaching, with minor abrasions, some nicks, and a few tiny chips and scratches, but all are not noticeable when worn. Diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 32.00 - 36.00 carats in total, are mainly about F to G colour and VVS to VS clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Signs of minor wear to the metal commensurate with age, overall in very good condition. Case stamped Boucheron.
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by SSEF certificate no. 105108, dated 6 March 2019, stating that sixty nine rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating.