It’s called ‘Estrela de Fura’, 101 carats
It’s called ‘Estrela de Fura’ (star of Fura in Portuguese), and with its 101 carats it is a record-breaking ruby that is about to be auctioned off by Sotheby’s. Extracted in September 2022 from the Fura Gems ruby mine in Montepeuz (Mozambique), it is not only extremely rare in terms of quality and colour, but also the largest – gem quality – ever discovered and the most precious ever auctioned. with an estimate in excess of $30 million.
‘Estrela de Fura’ has been masterfully transformed by a group of craftsmen into a ‘cushion cut’ stone weighing no less than 55.22 carats and is preparing to rewrite history by surpassing the ‘Sunrise Ruby’, a ruby weighing 25.59 carats Burmese origin, sold for $30.3 million (over $1,185,000 per carat) at Sotheby’s in Geneva in 2015 and still holds the world auction record for a ruby.
The world tour of ‘Estrela de Fura’, which departed from Hong Kong on 5 April, will travel the world in recent weeks to arrive in Geneva (the only European stop) in May, before becoming the undisputed star of the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction of Sotheby’s in New York on June 8th.