DUBAI: Sotheby’s Dubai on Monday unveiled two rare jewelry pieces, The Eternal Pink diamond and the Estrela de FURA ruby, at Dubai Diamond Exchange.
The diamond, said to be the most significant pink diamond to come to market, is estimated at $35 million, while the ruby, a 55.22-carat stone that is the largest and most valuable to appear at an auction, is estimated at $30 million.
The jewelry pieces are now exhibited at Sotheby’s DIFC Gallery until May 26 before heading to Sotheby’s New York auction on June 8.
“We are honored to display these exceptional rarities in our Dubai gallery and to continue to make Sotheby’s Dubai the leading showcase in the Middle East for the world’s rarest and most valuable diamonds and gemstones,” Katia Nounou Boueiz, head of Sotheby’s UAE, said in a statement.
FURA Gems announced the uncovering of the world’s largest gem-quality ruby at Dubai’s DMCC in September 2022.
“After being unveiled in this city last autumn as an astonishing 101-carat rough, it’s especially thrilling to see Estrela de FURA 55.22, in its newly crafted state, return triumphantly to Dubai’s DMCC as the world’s largest and most valuable ruby to ever come to market,” she added.
Meanwhile, Quig Bruning, head of jewelry for Sotheby’s America, said: “This season is shaping up to be one of our most valuable jewelry auctions ever staged in New York, offering two exceptional world-class jewels, each expected to achieve more than $30 million.
“Their sale represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire two of the rarest wonders known to humankind,” he added.