The world of precious gemstones is always captivating and exciting. Recently, it has been buzzing with the news of the auction of the largest ruby ever to come to auction – the Estrela de Fura. This magnificent ruby, weighing 55.22 carats, is expected to fetch a record-breaking price at the upcoming auction.
The Estrela de Fura was discovered by the Canadian firm Fura Gems at one of its mines in Montepeuz, Mozambique. The rough stone was professionally cut and faceted by a team of artisans from its original raw weight of 101 carats to its current weight of 55.22. This process resulted in magnifying its already beautiful red hues.
The Estrela de Fura is a mesmerizing gemstone that boasts an intense, rich red color known as “pigeon blood, making it one of the most sought-after rubies in the world. The name “Estrela de Fura” means in the local language of Portuguese in Mozambique, “The Star of Fura.”
The Auction of the Largest Ruby
The auction of the Estrela de Fura is set to take place at Sotheby’s in New York on July 8, 2023, alongside the auction of the “Eternal pink diamond.” The price of the Estrela de Fura is estimated to be above $30 million, making it one of the most expensive rubies ever sold at auction. The Sunrise Ruby holds the current record for a ruby sold at auction at 25.59-carat as a Burmese ruby sold for $30.3 million at Sotheby’s in Geneva in 2015.
The sale of the Estrela de Fura is expected to generate a lot of interest from collectors and investors worldwide and gemstone enthusiasts fascinated by this magnificent ruby’s rarity and beauty. The auction will be closely watched by industry experts and enthusiasts alike, as it may set a new record for selling a ruby at auction.
In conclusion, the auction of the Estrela de Fura is an exciting event that will surely capture the attention of the gemstone world. With its impressive size and exceptional color, this ruby is a true masterpiece that will undoubtedly fetch a record-breaking price. As we wait for the auction, we can only imagine who the lucky buyer will be and where this legendary gemstone will find its new home.
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