A rubellite, sapphire, ruby and diamond pendant/brooch. photo Bonhams

Designed as an orchid, the petals pavé-set with rose-cut diamonds, the briolette-cut sapphires cascading off the centre, suspending a rubellite cabochon connected to a brilliant-cut diamond foliate cap, accompanied by a black cord necklace, with a rose and brilliant-cut diamond bail in floral motif design, by a row of ruby cabochons, mounted in 18k white gold, rubellite approximately 69.10 carats, sapphires approximately 12.50 carats total, diamonds approximately 12.60 carats total, pendant length 8.7cm. Sold for HK$228,000


A rubellite and diamond earring and ring suite. photo Bonhams

Each earring set with an oval-cut rubellite within a brilliant-cut diamond border, suspended from a rose-cut diamond surmount in cross formation, accompanied by a ring of similar design, mounted in 18k white gold, rubellite on ring approximately 8.60 carats, rubellites on earrings approximately 7.00 carats total, diamonds approximately 4.20 carats total, earring length 3.8cm, ring size 3½. (2) Sold for HK$38,400


A rubellite and diamond ring. photo Bonhams

The oval-cut rubellite, within a brilliant and heart-shaped diamond surround, flanked by heart-shaped diamonds, mounted in platinum, rubellite approximately 15.30 carats, diamonds approximately 2.30 carats total, ring size 3¼. Sold for HK$31,200


A rubellite and diamond ring/pendant. photo Bonhams

The oval-shaped rubellite cabochon, within a rose-cut and brilliant-cut diamond scalloped surround, between marquise-cut diamonds, mounted in 18k white gold, shank detaches to form pendant, rubellite approximately 20.10 carats, diamonds approximately 1.90 carats total, ring size 6. Sold for HK$31,200

Bonhams. Fine Jewellery and Jadeite and Modern Wristwatches, 28 May 2010 to 29 May 2010. JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong www.bonhams.com