There must be something mystical about ruby. Recently, when the news of Lily Safra’s record making jewelry auction surfaced on the Internet, the fact that ruby is the ‘King of Gems’ was established again. This time it fetched a whopping $6.7 million!
Mrs. Safra’s ‘Jewels of hope’ auction brought in an impressive $38 million, from which the $6.7 million booty was the result of a 32.08 carats Burmese ruby and diamond ring. This Pigeon’s blood red cushion cut ruby ring achieved the record of the highest sale for any ruby at an auction.
Honestly, I was startled when I saw the ring. I wanted to find many other such legendry ruby jewels. At the same auction, I found the ruby encrusted brooch from JAR, which was again a heart capturing piece from the Lily Safra’s collection.
The Christie’s Geneva auction featured a group of 18 jewels. It was the largest collection of JAR that was auctioned ever. Many of the jewels from this collection came from Mrs. Safra. Along with the above mentioned Ruby Camellia Brooch, there was also a pair of clips that was studded with rubies.
These Mugal Tulip Ear Clips by JAR, designed in 1987, exhibits a yellow and a blue sapphire in the center with ruby accents and a diamond lining.
The next red hot look was auctioned at Christie’s Hong Kong. This 6.04 carats Burmese ruby and diamond ring was a masterpiece. It was exceptional, as the ruby in this ring was untreated, and yet, it
As I am talking about ruby jewelry, I can’t forget to mention the legendry Hollywood beauty Elizabeth Taylor. Liz was among the few jewelry lovers who held the rarest and the most exquisite jewelry items.
Late in December 2011 and in January 2012, Christie’s had auctioned many of her exceptional jewels. The auction was a record hit. It grossed many times more than the estimated collection.
This was the last item to go up on the auction, but Liz obviously has much more to offer. However, this was among the favorite jewels of Taylor. The ruby and diamond necklace and the ruby ring were given to Liz by Mike Todd.
I haven’t got the exact carat numbers of these pieces yet, but I’ll soon find out. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the beauty and brilliance of these ruby jewels, and if you desire to have one like them, and that too at a reasonable pocket-friendly price, then you will do well to visit online retail stores like Angara.com. Check out the collection there. We are sure that you will be impressed.