Any jewellery collector worth their salt will know that Burmese “pigeon’s blood” rubies — so named for their vivid red hue — are among the rarest and most sought-after gemstones in the world. Such rubies are hard to come by, which make the upcoming Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Spring Auction on 7 July 2020 all the more exciting.
Tiancheng International, an auction house based in Hong Kong, is particularly known for its selection of jewellery and jadeite. Its upcoming Jewellery and Jadeite Spring Auction will feature a tremendous selection of diamonds, jadeite and coloured gems, including an outstanding natural unheated 10.25-carat Burmese ruby from the renowned Mogok mine in Myanmar.
High quality Burmese rubies have become increasingly hard to find as Myanmar’s mines deplete — a gem of this quality above five carats in weight is near impossible to find, let alone one above 10. This particular ruby (lot 146) is set on a ring surrounded by 16 pear-shaped diamonds, would be the crown jewel in a collector’s jewellery box.
Connie Huang, the head of Tiancheng International’s jewellery department, remarks, “Tiancheng International hopes to offer a dazzling spectacular for our discerning clients as COVID-19 is showing signs of subsiding in Asia… We have handpicked a refined selection of gemstones and opulent jadeite, alongside a variety of branded jewels, designer pieces and exquisite watches.”
To take a peek at the aforementioned ruby and the other highlights of the upcoming Tiancheng International auction, click through the gallery below.
The Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Spring Auction will take place on 7 July 2020 at 1pm. The preview of the auction will be held from 4 to 6 July, 10am to 6pm. Both will take place at 30/F Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. +852 2150 0700.
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