World’s largest ruby ​​at Sotheby’s auction: worth 30 million dollars

A 55.22-carat ruby ​​valued at over $30 million is set to become the world’s largest and most valuable gemstone to appear at auction. In June, the stone will be struck at Sotheby’s in New York, one year after its discovery made in a mine in Mozambique by the Canadian company Fura Gems.

Star of Fura

“An extremely rare jewel”. So he described the auction house Sotherby’s the most valuable and important ruby ​​ever had on the market. Called “Star of Fura”, the stone of an “ultra rare” pink color should exceed the figure of 30 million dollars. Although the record sales of precious stones, experts explain, are dominated by diamonds, especially colored ones, rubies are also considered among the rarest gems in the world. The current auction record for a ruby ​​was set by Sunrise Ruby, a 25.59-carat stone found in Myanmar and sold in 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland for $30.3 million.

The discovery of the stone

Star of Fura was cut from a rough stone that made headlines when it was found by miners last July. It originally weighed 101 carats, almost double its current form, and was considered the largest quality ruby ​​ever discovered. The huge stone has been cut into a smaller symmetrical shape to remove impurities and bring out the color and brilliance. “Stones of this size and quality are almost unheard of,” said Fura Gems founder and CEO Dev Shetty. “Throughout the process of cutting and polishing we have worked with the utmost care and respect for the ruby, recognizing its importance and stature,” added Shetty.