Old natural Basra pearl bracelet with 22 karat yellow gold decorations set with original natural Burmese rubies and Columbian emeralds. Very light and giving that feeling of opulence.
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.
Emerald is a prized gem of the Maharajas and Mughal magnificence, praised in old Sanskrit stories before the Pyramids. The most popular mines and expensive Emeralds come from Panjshir Valley, in Afghanistan, Zambia and Columbia. The finest of Emeralds have dark green hue, even colour distribution and exceptional transparency. Emeralds are considered a birthstone for evoking rebirth and renewal. It is a relatively hard gemstone – about 7.5 or 8 on the Mohs scale, yet it is also brittle, making it a challenging gemstone to cut. The so-called emerald cut – rectangular or square, with bevelled edges – was specially developed to show emeralds off to best advantage while minimizing the risk of fracturing or chipping. Emerald formation is a mysterious geological miracle – two of the rarest earth elements – beryllium from the high continents and chromium from the seabed must collide under the perfect nexus of pressure and moisture in its formation, making it extremely precious.
Basra Pearls: 26.95 ct.
Rubies: 4.30 ct.
Emeralds: 0.70 ct.
Net weight: 14.29 g.