The Sunrise Ruby

In my memory the most exhilarating gem sale of the last decade was the 2015 Magnificent and Noble Jewels auction at Sotheby’s Geneva on 12 May. The Sunrise Ruby broke all sales records, making it the most expensive coloured gemstone sold at public auction. Named after the Sufi poem by the 13th-century Persian poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, this ruby was a truly extraordinary gem.