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Burmese ruby sells for record US$30m at auction

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The market for coloured diamonds and precious stones has never been so dynamic, according to Sotheby's, with pink diamonds among the rarest; (above) The Sunrise Ruby; Historic Pink Diamond

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The market for coloured diamonds and precious stones has never been so dynamic, according to Sotheby's, with pink diamonds among the rarest; The Sunrise Ruby; (above) Historic Pink Diamond

Geneva

A 25.59 carat "pigeon blood" ruby sold for a world record US$30.33 million at auction in Geneva on Tuesday while a rare pink diamond believed to have once belonged to Napoleon's niece fetched US$15.9 million, Sotheby's said.

After competitive bidding, the ruby went to an

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