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World record price of $30m for The Sunrise Ruby

‘The Sunrise Ruby', a rare Burmese ruby weighing 25.59 carats, was sold at Sotheby's spring Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction on May 12 in Geneva. The stone set a new world record for any ruby after it was sold 28,250,000 Swiss francs ($30,335,698).

World record price of $30m for The Sunrise Ruby
A model displays a ring bearing 'The Sunrise Ruby', a rare Burmese ruby weighing 25.59 carats during Sotheby's spring Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction on May 12 in Geneva.during Sotheby's spring Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction on May 12 in Geneva. The stone set a new world record for any ruby after it was sold 28,250,000 Swiss francs (30,335,698 USD). (AFP/Getty Images)
World record price of $30m for The Sunrise Ruby
A model displays a ring bearing 'The Sunrise Ruby', a rare Burmese ruby weighing 25.59 carats next to Sortheby's worldwide jewelery chairman David Bennett (L) during Sotheby's spring Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction on May 12 in Geneva.during Sotheby's spring Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction on May 12 in Geneva. The stone set a new world record for any ruby after it was sold 28,250,000 Swiss francs (30,335,698 USD). (AFP/Getty Images)
World record price of $30m for The Sunrise Ruby
A model displays a ring bearing 'The Sunrise Ruby', a rare Burmese ruby weighing 25.59 carats during Sotheby's spring Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction on May 12 in Geneva.during Sotheby's spring Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction on May 12 in Geneva. The stone set a new world record for any ruby after it was sold 28,250,000 Swiss francs (30,335,698 USD). (AFP/Getty Images)
World record price of $30m for The Sunrise Ruby
Buyers agent applauses after 'The Sunrise Ruby', a rare Burmese ruby weighing 25.59 carats during Sotheby's spring Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction on May 12 in Geneva. The stone set a new world record for any ruby after it was sold 28'250'000 Swiss franc (30'335'698 US $). (AFP/Getty Images)
World record price of $30m for The Sunrise Ruby
A model displays a ring bearing a fancy vivid pink diamond, weighing 8.72 carats next to Sortheby's worldwide jewellery chairman David Bennett (L) during Sotheby's spring Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction on May 12 in Geneva. The diamond, believed to have once belonged to Napoleon's niece was sold for 14'800'000 Swiss franc (15,9m US $ / Euro 14,3m). (AFP/Getty Images)
World record price of $30m for The Sunrise Ruby
A ring bearing a fancy vivid pink diamond, weighing 8.72 carats is displayed on a screen during Sotheby's spring Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction on May 12 in Geneva. The diamond, believed to have once belonged to Napoleon's niece was sold for 14'800'000 Swiss franc (15,9m US $ / Euro 14,3m). (AFP/Getty Images)
World record price of $30m for The Sunrise Ruby
A buyers agent applauds after the winning bid on 'The Sunrise Ruby', a rare Burmese ruby weighing 25.59 carats during Sotheby's spring Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction on May 12 in Geneva. The stone set a new world record for any ruby after it was sold 28,250,000 Swiss francs (30,335,698 USD). (AFP/Getty Images)