Antique Basra Pearl Bracelet with Natural Burmese Rubies

SKU: 2020000407
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Natural woven Basra pearl bracelet approximately 100 years old with 18-20 karat yellow gold decorations set with original natural Burmese rubies.

Basra Pearl is a highly precious variety of the natural pearl gemstone originated from the Basra region of Persian Gulf (Iraq). These pearls have featured in recorded history as far back in time as 300 BC, and finding Basra Pearls in the 21st century is close to impossible, because its not available in the Arabian Sea and has to be collected from various sources from all over the world and then matched to design a piece. In Vedic astrology, there is great “power” attributed to the Natural pearl.

Natural Burmese Rubies is the rarest and most valuable member of the corundum family. Colors range from pink red ruby to a vivid pigeon blood red that is regarded as the finest color for ruby. Prized for their beauty, durability, and rarity, it is the quality of the color which most determines the value of rubies. Demand for gem quality Burma Ruby has always been strong with mining records from Burma dating back almost 500 years. It was the one of the most popular possessions of the Maharajas and Royal Dynasties of the Mughal era. 

Basra Pearls approx. :  11 grams
Rubies approx. : 1.21 carats
Length          :  17.5  cms.
Net weight    :  23.74 grams