Lot 132
 

Each centring on an oval-shaped ruby with a surround of briolette diamonds, mounted in gold. Stamped '18K'.

Ruby: 2.27 carats
Diamond: 6.53 carats
Gross weight: 6.71 grams


Originally reserved for royalty and aristocracy, Briolettes are pear-shaped or oval stones that are cut in extended triangular or hexagonal facets, which cover the entire surface of the stone or diamond. This allows the surface to reflect light from all sides, radiating greater fire and colour. One of the most exquisite and oldest forms of cutting, the briolette dates back 800 years and come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, from long, slender teardrops to small beads. One of the most famous examples of this cut is a 275-carat diamond necklace containing 10 briolette-shaped gems that Napoleon Bonaparte gifted to Empress Marie Louise in 1811.




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  Lot 132 of 174  

FINE JEWELS: ODE TO NATURE
15-16 OCTOBER 2019

Estimate
$7,860 - 9,290
Rs 5,50,000 - 6,50,000

Winning Bid
$7,889
Rs 5,52,230
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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