Rare and beautiful gemstones are the predominant feature of the next Dubai sale, with an impressive 25.01ct yellow diamond ring, three superb rubies, one weighing 22.06cts (Burma no heat), an imposing eight row natural pearl necklace, along with one of the largest single natural pearls to have ever been recorded (239.7 grains), a 30.61ct sapphire ring by Van Cleef & Arpels and one of the finest opal bead necklaces to have come to auction.
A selection of 17 modern contemporary jewels from highly acclaimed Middle Eastern and International designers add a cutting edged to this attractive auction that also includes exquisite traditional jewellery ranging in value from $5,000 to $500,000 per item. More details on christies.com.
Sale location: Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai
Auction time: April 20th 2011, 7pm