Designed as a series of sixty graduated oval-shaped rubies, altogether weighing approximately 57.71 carats, rubies enhanced with clusters of pear and marquise-cut diamonds, diamonds weighing 35.89 carats in total, mounted in platinum and 18K gold, length approximately 40 cm, signed JW Currens
Accompanied by reports no.13070059/1 to 60 from Gübelin dated 16 July, 2013 stating that the 60 oval shape rubies weighing a total of 57.71 carats, are of Burma (Myanmar) origin, ‘pigeon’s blood red’ colour in the trade, with no indications of heating.
Also accompanied by reports no. 7152606311 from GIA stating that the 60 oval shape rubies are of Burma(Myanmar) origin, the vivid red colour is described in the trade as ‘pigeon’s blood red’, with no indications of heating.
Accompanied by four report no.2146148939, 2136056677, 5126221900, 114273963 dated 10 July, 2011 and 11 January, 2013 from GIA stating that the diamonds weighing from 1.16 to 1.01 carats, are D-E colour, VS clarity
Also accompanied by GIA monograph and Faidee book
Please note that the reports are over 5 years old and may require an update
About J.W. Currens: From an early age James had a fascination with designing, sculpture and art. After earning his associate of Arts degree, he worked with New York cty’s top jewellery manufaturers and executed some of the world’s most important jewellery. In 1994, James ventured out on his own and won over 20 prestigious international design awards, his work can be seen in the stores of Cartier, Tiffany, VanCleef&Arpels and so on. In 2009, James collaborated with Fai Dee, the gem dealer family of ‘King of Rubies’, together they have created a series high-end Burmese ruby jewellery pieces.
The name FAIDEE ha been evolved from a long tradition dating back to 1900s. Rising to prominence in the 1920s, their Great grandfather Mr. Roop Chand Lunia was one of the most dynamic gem dealers of his time and was called ‘King of Rubies. To FAIDEE, every cut is consider to be distinct for a given ruby. It is believed that every piece of ruby has its history and individuality of its own. Turning the rough stones into fine rubies is very strenuous and intense process, in FAIDEE’s factory, rubies are cut and polished to perfection in various sizes and shapes.
Details in GIA Monograph
NUMBER OF STONES: 60
COLOR: VIVID RED, PIGEON’S BLOOD
CUTTING STYLE: BRILLIANT CUT CROWN AND STEP CUT PAVILION
ITEM DESCRIPTION: SIXTY STONES SET IN A YELLOW AND WHTE METAL NECKLACE STAMPED ‘‘JWCURRENS’’ WITH NUMEROUS TRANSPARENT NEAR COLORLESS STONES WEIGHING 93.59 GRAMS (GROSS)
According to ancient Chinese legend, phoenix is the king of all birds. It is the embodiment of perfectionism, the auspicious bird in people’s mind and the symbol of world peace. In fact, there were five kinds of phoenix, the colour ‘red’ was called ‘Dan’, among which only those of the purest red colour were called ‘Feng’. The name of this ruby necklace, composed of 60 oval-shaped rubies from Mogok, is ‘Dan Chi Feng Zhu’ (Red Phoenix); the rubies weighing 57.71 carats in total, with the largest ruby weighing 3.13 carats. The necklace possess a colour of extremely rich saturation and is classified as ‘pigeon’s blood’by Gübelin. Faidee’s design has perfectly integrated all the stones into the piece and brought a stunning flying phoenix to life.
Ruby belongs to a mineral called corundum, and the ruby from Myanmar contains chromium, so it has a unique rich blood red, and also has red fluorescence, which makes the gem look like burning coal and can emit immortal fire from it. This 5.28 carat ruby ring is produced in Myanmar, a high-quality Ruby producing area. Its colour is pure and rich. It can show a unique touch of red of Myanmar Ruby under natural light. Combined with the above characteristics, it is reminiscent of power and protection, life and blood, fire and enthusiasm, Ruby has been favoured by the most important collectors in history since ancient times. Both Mughal emperors and European nobles and celebrities are attracted to it.
Among all kinds of coloured gemstones, ruby is the most expensive gem variety, among which Mogok (Myanmar) is one of the most favourable origins for rubies. For hundreds of years, rubies had held a supreme position in the East. The best proof of this is the Sanskrit nicknames for rubies: Ratnaraj and Ratnanayaka, meaning ‘king of gems’ and ‘chief of precious stones’ respectively. Ruby’s colour is determined by the trace element ‘Cr’, and colour is the most essential factor when it comes to market value for rubies. The most desirable rubies possess the purest vivid red or with a very slight purple tone, known as ‘pigeon blood red’.
In the international gemstone industry, the authoritative appraisal agency SSEF (Swiss Jewelry Research Institute) and Gübelin (Gübelin Laboratory) have a strict unified grading standard based on colour and quality for the use of ‘pigeon blood red’. To be classified as so, the rubies must be rich, saturated, and uniformly bright red, with no distinct secondary tones (such as blue or brown), and a very subtle purple tone is acceptable. Its three specific indicators: tone, saturation and lightness, must refer to the authoritative appraisal institution ‘standard colourimetric stone’ for grading assessment. Its body colour should show strong fluorescence under UV irradiation. The fluorescence is caused by the higher chromium content and the lower iron content, which makes the ‘pigeon blood red’ gemstone seem to have energy flowing out from within.