Property of a Private Collector, Park City, Utah
RUBY AND DIAMOND RING
Set with an oval-shaped ruby weighing 3.23 carats, shouldered by two 'M' letter motifs set with round diamonds, size 6¾.
Accompanied by SSEF report no. 38657 dated January 29, 2002 stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating.
The 'M' letter motifs on either side of the ruby stands for Mogok, and the style of this ring from Bucherer's Mogok Collection is illustrated in Mogok Myanmar by Roland Schlüssel, page 254.
In good condition, with wear to the mounting, commensurate with light use. The ruby is a medium slightly purplish red color, slightly included with a few small crystals under the table, visible under 10x magnification, minor abrasions to facet junctions. The diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.50 carat are approximately G-H color, VS clarity. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 38657 dated January 29, 2002 stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating.
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