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12 Vibrant Ruby, Emerald & Sapphire Jewels for sale by Sothebys auction house in New York

From Colombia to Sri Lanka and India to Myanmar, the world’s finest coloured stones have been brought together for Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale on 5 December in New York – one of two jewellery auctions in Sotheby’s A Life of Luxury week. An important collection of sapphire jewels by Harry Winston and Van Cleef & Arpels are among the trove of colourful gems on offer, while The Elizabeth A. Keck Collection presents a selection of spectacular emeralds. Click ahead to discover the natural beauty of these rare and lively jewels.

Magnificent Jewels
5 December | New York

1…Important Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring, the sapphire weighing 8.82 carats.
Estimate $500,000–700,000.

2…Cultured pearl, Colombian emerald and diamond necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels.
Estimate $60,000–80,000.

3…Magnificent sapphire and diamond necklace-bracelet combination, the sapphires weighing a total of approximately 123.13 carats, Harry Winston.
Estimate $1,000,000–1,500,000.

4…Highly important Burmese ruby and diamond ring, the ruby weighing 15.01 carats.
Estimate $2,500,000–3,500,000.

5…Classic Colombian emerald and diamond ring, the emerald weighing 8.01 carats, Carvin French.
Estimate $650,000–850,000.

6…Elegant Ceylon sapphire and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, circa 1935.
Estimate $1,000,000–1,500,000.

7…Colombian emerald and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, France.
Estimate $175,000–225,000.

8…Pair of rare sapphire and diamond earclips, the classic Burmese sapphires weighing 23.02 and 20.83 carats, Harry Winston.
Estimate $650,000–850,000.

9…Classic Thai ruby and diamond ring, weighing 11.13 carats.
Estimate $80,000–120,000.

10…Pair of sapphire and diamond earclips, Graff.
Estimate $40,000–60,000.

11…Classic Colombian emerald and diamond ring, the emerald weighing 12.48 carats, Van Cleef & Arpels, France.
Estimate $250,000–350,000. 

12…Ceylon sapphire and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels.
Estimate $180,000–220,000.

Henry Sapiecha

Sales at Myanmar’s jade expo less than last year

The overall numbers are big:

www.worldfairs.org

  • 6,561 pieces of jade exhibited
  • 5,092 sold
  • 326 gems, among them rubies and sapphires, showcased
  • 105 gems sold
  • $612.4 million in total sales
  • Nearly 2,000 local entrepreneurs and 200 foreign business people in attendance

However, results from the 2017 Jade and Gems Emporium are 3 per cent lower than last year’s in terms of the amount of cash the event made, says Deal Street Asia.

The 54th edition of the expo, which is organized by Myanmar’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation and the Jade and Gems Emporium Central Committee, was held from August 2-11 in Nay Pyi Taw.

www.worldwidediamonds.info

Besides rough jade and gems, the trade show included cut and polished gemstones, jewelry, jade carvings and gemstone pictures that were sold in euros through an open tender system.

Myanmar -or Burma- has a +$31 billion jade industry, which is the source of nearly all of the world’s finest greenstone and it’s a magnet for foreign capital, with China being its number one buyer.

Nearly half the Southeast Asian country’s GDP comes from jade mining.

www.www-globalcommodities.com

Henry Sapiecha