Lot 1710
  • 1710


650,000 - 850,000 HKD
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Designed as stylised piano keys, set with step-cut rubies weighing 4.72 carats in total,  embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending rhombus- and pear-shaped diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold, signed Anna Hu, size 6½.


Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 19021118, dated 13 August 2019, stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin, with indications of heating. Please refer to the report for further details. Signed Anna Hu, stamped Au750 for 18 karat white gold. Rubies are of medium red colour and medium strong saturation, under 10x magnification there are some typical inclusions with a few surface reaching, and a few nicks. Rhombus-shaped diamond estimated to weigh approximately 0.70 carats and pear-shaped diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 1.00 - 1.20 carats in total, are about G - H colour, VS - SI clarity. Brilliant-cut diamonds are bright and lively. Signs of minor wear to the metal. Overall 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 report no. 19021118, dated 13 August 2019, stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin, with indications of heating. ___________________________________________________________

Appassionata Ring in Ruby

The rhythm of the blues resonates from Lot 1710, the Appassionata Ring in Ruby, with striking rubies which represent the black keys referring to half steps on the piano.