The Estrela De Fura Ruby under hammer!

Apr 21, 2023

Sotheby’s NY announces Magnificent Jewels Live Auction on June 8 and that catch the focus on: The Estrela De Fura Ruby! From dazzling colored diamonds and gemstones to an impressive selection of vintage jewels by renowned houses such as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, this June’s auction of Magnificent Jewels features several important private collections.

Headlining the sale are two extraordinary gems: an electrifying 10.57-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond and a remarkably crystalline, vivid red 55.22-carat Mozambique ruby. Please join us as we introduce the Eternal Pink Diamond and the Estrela de Fura: 55.22 to collectors around the world.

When Fura Gems announced its historic uncovering of the world’s largest gem-quality ruby ever discovered in September 2022, the news dominated headlines the world over, prompting tremendous excitement and taking the gemstone market by storm.

Unearthed from Fura’s ruby mine in Montepuez, Mozambique in July of 2022, the gemstone – weighing an astonishing 101 carats – was subsequently named Estrela de Fura (Star of Fura in Portuguese), in a nod to its outstanding depth of color and size, and to shine a spotlight on Mozambique as a rich source of premium quality rubies.

Even in its rough, untouched state, Estrela de Fura was considered by experts as an exceptional treasure of nature for its fluorescence, outstanding clarity and vivid red hue, known as ‘pigeon’s blood’ – a color traditionally associated only with Burmese rubies. The Estrela De Fura Ruby will be part of Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale, 8 June 2023 in New York.

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