A MAGNIFICENT STAR RUBY AND DIAMOND RING, BY ETCETERA
SET WITH A CABOCHON STAR RUBY WEIGHING 19.53 CARATS, WITHIN A SURROUND SET WITH PEAR-SHAPED DIAMONDS WEIGHING FROM 1.52 TO 1.01 CARATS, MOUNTED IN 18K WHITE GOLD, RING SIZE 5½ (ILLUSTRATED UNMOUNTED)
SIGNED WITH MAKER'S MARK FOR ETCETERA
ACCOMPANIED BY REPORT NO. 12101080 DATED 19 OCTOBER 2012 FROM THE GüBELIN GEMMOLOGICAL LABORATORY STATING THAT THE 19.53 CARAT STAR RUBY IS OF BURMA (MYANMAR) ORIGIN, WITH NO INDICATIONS OF HEATING; ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY AN APPENDIX STATING THAT THE STAR RUBY DISPLAYS A VERY PRONOUNCED AND WELL-CENTERED ASTERISM. NATURAL STAR RUBIES OF THIS SIZE AND QUALITY COMBINED WITH A SATURATED AND HOMOGENEOUS COLOUR ARE CONSIDERED RARE
SIX REPORTS DATED FROM 27 MAY 2011 TO 13 AUGUST 2012 FROM THE GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA STATING THAT THE PEAR-SHAPED DIAMONDS WEIGHING FROM 1.52 TO 1.01 CARAT RANGE FROM D TO G COLOUR, VS1 TO SI1 CLARITY
Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not
be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked
these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import
any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute
grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale.
With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating
in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S.,
provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery
outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature
(e.g., a string).