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AUCTION-JEWELRY/
RTR4VZF2 
April 03, 2015 
A model displays both a 100.20 carats (L) and a 25.59 carats, that is known as 'The Sunrise Ruby', diamond... 
Hong Kong, China 
A model displays both a 100.20 carats and a 25.59 carats, that is known as 'The Sunrise Ruby', diamond... 
A model displays both a 100.20 carats (L) and a 25.59 carats, that is known as 'The Sunrise Ruby', diamond rings at a pre-auction viewing at Sotheby's in Hong Kong April 3,2015. According to a press release by Sotheby's, the 100.20 carats diamond, described as "internally flawless" by Sotheby's, is expected to fetch between $19-25 million in a New York auction on April 21, 2015. The Burmese cushion-shaped ruby diamond 'The Sunrise Ruby', mounted by Cartier as a ring, is expected to fetch between $12-18 million in Geneva on May 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
SINGAPORE-RUBY/
RTR4GOHN 
December 04, 2014 
Ian Harebottle, Chief Executive Officer of British precious stones miner Gemsfield, inspects a rare 40.23-carat... 
Singapore, Singapore 
Harebottle, CEO of Gemsfield, inspects a rare 40.23-carat rough ruby unearthed at its Montepuez deposit... 
Ian Harebottle, Chief Executive Officer of British precious stones miner Gemsfield, inspects a rare 40.23-carat rough ruby unearthed at its Montepuez deposit in Mozambique, during a rough ruby auction in Singapore December 4, 2014. The auction takes place from December 4 to December 8. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES SOCIETY WEALTH) 
SINGAPORE-RUBY/
RTR4GOH8 
December 04, 2014 
Ian Harebottle, Chief Executive Officer of British precious stones miner Gemsfield, inspects a rare 40.23-carat... 
Singapore, Singapore 
Ian Harebottle, CEO of Gemsfield, inspects a rare 40.23-carat rough ruby unearthed at its Montepuez deposit... 
Ian Harebottle, Chief Executive Officer of British precious stones miner Gemsfield, inspects a rare 40.23-carat rough ruby unearthed at its Montepuez deposit in Mozambique, during a rough ruby auction in Singapore December 4, 2014. The auction takes place from December 4 to December 8. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES SOCIETY WEALTH) 
SWITZERLAND-SOCIETY/
RTR4CWNC 
November 05, 2014 
A model wears the "Graff Ruby" a 8.32 carats red hue "pigeon blood" Burmese stone during an auction preview... 
Geneva, Switzerland 
A model wears the "Graff Ruby" and a natural pearl and diamond necklace during an auction preview Sotheby's... 
A model wears the "Graff Ruby" a 8.32 carats red hue "pigeon blood" Burmese stone during an auction preview Sotheby's auction house in Geneva November 5, 2014. The ruby is expected to sell between CHF 6,500,000 to 8,560,000 (US $ 6,800,000 to 9,000,000) when it is auctioned on November 12 in Geneva.
REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY) 
SWITZERLAND-SOCIETY/
RTR4CWNB 
November 05, 2014 
A model wears the "Graff Ruby" a 8.32 carats red hue "pigeon blood" Burmese stone, and a natural pearl... 
Geneva, Switzerland 
A model wears the "Graff Ruby" and a natural pearl and diamond necklace during an auction preview Sotheby's... 
A model wears the "Graff Ruby" a 8.32 carats red hue "pigeon blood" Burmese stone, and a natural pearl and diamond necklace that belonged to Josephine de Beauharnais, Queen of Norway and Sweden (1807-1876) during an auction preview Sotheby's auction house in Geneva November 5, 2014. The ruby is expected to sell between CHF 6,500,000 to 8,560,000 (US $ 6,800,000 to 9,000,000) and the necklace CHF 765,000 to 1,340,000 (US $ 800,000 to 1,400,000) when they are auctioned on November 12 in Geneva.
REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY ROYALS)
SWITZERLAND-SOCIETY/
RTR4CWNA 
November 05, 2014 
A model wears the "Graff Ruby" a 8.32 carats red hue "pigeon blood" Burmese stone, and a natural pearl... 
Geneva, Switzerland 
A model wears the "Graff Ruby" and a natural pearl and diamond necklace during an auction preview Sotheby's... 
A model wears the "Graff Ruby" a 8.32 carats red hue "pigeon blood" Burmese stone, and a natural pearl and diamond necklace that belonged to Josephine de Beauharnais, Queen of Norway and Sweden (1807-1876) during an auction preview Sotheby's auction house in Geneva November 5, 2014. The ruby is expected to sell between CHF 6,500,000 to 8,560,000 (US $ 6,800,000 to 9,000,000) and the necklace CHF 765,000 to 1,340,000 (US $ 800,000 to 1,400,000) when they are auctioned on November 12 in Geneva.
REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY ROYALS)
MYANMAR/
RTR3HGZX 
March 17, 2014 
A ruby cutter inspects a ruby at his work place in Mogkok February 28, 2014. Mogok, also known as the... 
MOGOK, Myanmar 
Ruby cutter inspects a ruby at his work place in Mogkok 
A ruby cutter inspects a ruby at his work place in Mogkok February 28, 2014. Mogok, also known as the Ruby Land, is home to the world-famous Myanmar ruby. Residents from Mogok and nearby areas used to mine rubies for generations, usually on a manageable scale with traditional manual methods, until it was restricted due to joint ventures between the ruling government and its close business associates about 20 years ago. Unscrupulous mining by joint ventures, using heavy machinery, has left the town with dumps and craters. According to official data compiled by the state-run Central Statistical Organisation, the total ruby production in the country was over 19 million kilograms in the 2012-2013 (April/March) fiscal year and over 43 million kilograms in the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Picture taken February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) 
MYANMAR/
RTR3HGZG 
March 17, 2014 
A man shows a ruby buried inside a stone at a ruby mine in Mogok February 27, 2014. Mogok, also known... 
MOGOK, Myanmar 
Man shows ruby buried inside a stone at a ruby mine in Mogok 
A man shows a ruby buried inside a stone at a ruby mine in Mogok February 27, 2014. Mogok, also known as the Ruby Land, is home to the world-famous Myanmar ruby. Residents from Mogok and nearby areas used to mine rubies for generations, usually on a manageable scale with traditional manual methods, until it was restricted due to joint ventures between the ruling government and its close business associates about 20 years ago. Unscrupulous mining by joint ventures, using heavy machinery, has left the town with dumps and craters. According to official data compiled by the state-run Central Statistical Organisation, the total ruby production in the country was over 19 million kilograms in the 2012-2013 (April/March) fiscal year and over 43 million kilograms in the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Picture taken February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) 
MYANMAR/
RTR3HGYJ 
March 17, 2014 
Locals search for rubies in waste waters produced from a nearby ruby mine in Mogok February 28, 2014.... 
MOGOK, Myanmar 
Locals search for rubies in waste waters produced from a nearby ruby mine in Mogok 
Locals search for rubies in waste waters produced from a nearby ruby mine in Mogok February 28, 2014. Mogok, also known as the Ruby Land, is home to the world-famous Myanmar ruby. Residents from Mogok and nearby areas used to mine rubies for generations, usually on a manageable scale with traditional manual methods, until it was restricted due to joint ventures between the ruling government and its close business associates about 20 years ago. Unscrupulous mining by joint ventures, using heavy machinery, has left the town with dumps and craters. According to official data compiled by the state-run Central Statistical Organisation, the total ruby production in the country was over 19 million kilograms in the 2012-2013 (April/March) fiscal year and over 43 million kilograms in the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Picture taken February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY) 
USA/
RTX152GZ 
November 06, 2013 
The Victoria's Secret Royal Fantasy Bra gift set, valued at $10 million is seen during a photo opportunity... 
New York, UNITED STATES 
The Victoria's Secret Royal Fantasy Bra gift set, valued at $10 million is seen during a photo opportunity... 
The Victoria's Secret Royal Fantasy Bra gift set, valued at $10 million is seen during a photo opportunity at the Victoria's secret store in New York City, November 6, 2013. Designed by Mouawad the set is adorned with over 4,200 precious gems featuring a pear shaped center ruby weighing 52 carats. The set will be worn by model Candice Swanepoel during the Victoria's Secret Fashion show in New York on December 10. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: FASHION) 
SWITZERLAND/
RTR31UWX 
May 10, 2012 
A employee poses with a rectangular cut diamond ring, an oval shaped ruby and diamond ring and a rectangular... 
Geneva, Switzerland 
A employee poses with a rectangular cut diamond ring an oval shaped ruby and diamond ring and a rectangular... 
A employee poses with a rectangular cut diamond ring, an oval shaped ruby and diamond ring and a rectangular cut sapphire and diamond ring from the Lily Safra collection during an auction preview at Christie's in Geneva May 10, 2012. The diamond ring is expected to sell between CHF 3,300,000 and 4,600,000 (US$ 3,600,000 -5,000,000), the sapphire ring between CHF 420,000 and 500,000 (US$ 450,000-550,000) and the ruby ring between CHF 2,800,000 and 4,600,000 (US$ 3,00,000-5,000,000) when they go into auction May 18, 2012 in Geneva. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud (SWITZERLAND) 
SWITZERLAND/
RTR31UWQ 
May 10, 2012 
A employee poses with an oval shaped ruby and diamond ring and a rectangular cut sapphire and diamond... 
Geneva, Switzerland 
A employee poses with an oval shaped ruby and diamond ring and a rectangular cut sapphire and diamond... 
A employee poses with an oval shaped ruby and diamond ring and a rectangular cut sapphire and diamond ring from the Lily Safra collection during an auction preview at Christie's in Geneva May 10, 2012. The sapphire ring is expected to sell between CHF 420,000 and 500,000 (US$ 450,000-550,000) and the ruby ring between CHF 2,800,000 and 4,600,000 (US$ 3'00'000-5'000'000) when they go into auction May 18, 2012 in Geneva. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
AUCTION/CANOPY
RTR2JMC3 
March 08, 2011 
The Pearl Canopy of Baroda, a stunning, rarely seen bejeweled, nearly 150-year-old canopy from India... 
New York, UNITED STATES 
The Pearl Canopy of Baroda seen at Sotheby's in New York ahead of auction sale 
The Pearl Canopy of Baroda, a stunning, rarely seen bejeweled, nearly 150-year-old canopy from India which includes over 500,000 pearls, as well as numerous diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds sewn on silk with floral "Persian-style" vines made with colored beads circling the canopy is seen at Sotheby's in New York, in this picture taken March 7, 2011. The Canopy is expected to sell for as much as $5 million when it goes on auction at Sotheby's next month. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY) 
BRITAIN/
RTR2GMM4 
July 22, 2010 
Jessica Wyndham, a trainee specialist in Sotheby's jewellery department, holds a ruby, diamond and emerald... 
London, United Kingdom 
An employee from Sotheby's jewellery department, holds a ruby, diamond and emerald brooch by Cartier... 
Jessica Wyndham, a trainee specialist in Sotheby's jewellery department, holds a ruby, diamond and emerald brooch by Cartier during a media viewing at Sotheby's in central London July 22, 2010. Sotheby's will auction, in November, 20 pieces from the Duchess of Windsor's collection which are estimated to fetch in the region of 3 million pounds (US$4.5 million). REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS ROYALS) 
MYANMAR/
RTR1Y6N7 
March 12, 2008 
A sales assistant displays pearls in Yangon March 11, 2008. Last year, human rights groups had called... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
A sales assistant displays pearls in Yangon 
A sales assistant displays pearls in Yangon March 11, 2008. Last year, human rights groups had called for a total ban on precious stones from the former Burma, where state-controlled mines supply sapphires, pearls, jade and 90 percent of the world's rubies. However, Myanmar officials and merchants say western sanctions have not had any impact on the industries in the military-ruled country. Picture taken March 11, 2008. REUTERS/Aung Hla Tun (MYANMAR) 
MYANMAR/
RTR1Y6MY 
March 12, 2008 
Jade merchants inspect a large jade stone in Yangon March 11, 2008. Last year, human rights groups had... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
Jade merchants inspect a large jade stone in Yangon 
Jade merchants inspect a large jade stone in Yangon March 11, 2008. Last year, human rights groups had called for a total ban on precious stones from the former Burma, where state-controlled mines supply sapphires, pearls, jade and 90 percent of the world's rubies. However, Myanmar officials and merchants say western sanctions have not had any impact on the industries in the military-ruled country. Picture taken March 11, 2008. REUTERS/Aung Hla Tun (MYANMAR) 
USA
RTR1X95J 
February 18, 2008 
Two pairs of brass knuckles and a gun holster purportedly belonging to Jack Ruby are a few of the artefacts... 
Dallas, UNITED STATES 
Two pairs of brass knuckles and a gun holster purportedly belonging to Jack Ruby are presented in Dallas... 
Two pairs of brass knuckles and a gun holster purportedly belonging to Jack Ruby are a few of the artefacts presented by Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins at a news conference in the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, Texas, February 18, 2008. The items are part of a batch of old documents and artefacts linked to the slaying of President John F. Kennedy recently unearthed from an old safe in a Dallas courthouse by the Dallas County district attorney's office. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES) 
USA
RTR1X94Y 
February 18, 2008 
Blank membership cards of The Carousel Club, the nightclub owned by Jack Ruby, were presented to the... 
Dallas, UNITED STATES 
Blank membership cards of The Carousel Club were presented to the media in Dallas, Texas 
Blank membership cards of The Carousel Club, the nightclub owned by Jack Ruby, were presented to the media at a news conference in the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, Texas, February 18, 2008. The item is part of a batch of old documents and artefacts linked to the slaying of President John F. Kennedy recently unearthed from an old safe in a Dallas courthouse by the Dallas County district attorney's office. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES) 
LIFE/
RTR1X94R 
February 18, 2008 
A letter containing the racist terms 'dago', 'wop' and 'kike' was presented to the media by Dallas County... 
Dallas, UNITED STATES 
A letter containing the racist terms 'dago', 'wop' and 'kike' was presented to the media by Dallas County... 
A letter containing the racist terms 'dago', 'wop' and 'kike' was presented to the media by Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins along with blank membership cards to the night club owned by Jack Ruby, The Carousel Club, at a news conference in the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, Texas, February 18, 2008. The item is part of a batch of old documents and artefacts linked to the slaying of President John F. Kennedy recently unearthed from an old safe in a Dallas courthouse by the Dallas County district attorney's office. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES) 
ROMANIA-SARKOZY/
RTR1WJVI 
February 01, 2008 
Jeweller Ovidiu Paraianu displays a ring he created in the hopes of selling it to French President Nicolas... 
Bucharest, Romania 
Jeweller Ovidiu Paraianu displays a ring he created in the hopes of selling it to French President Nicolas... 
Jeweller Ovidiu Paraianu displays a ring he created in the hopes of selling it to French President Nicolas Sarkozy for 6,000 euros ($8,877), in Bucharest February 1, 2008. The 5.12 gram ring shows a map of France surrounded by sapphires, rubies and diamonds and is meant for Sarkozy's girlfriend, former model Carla Bruni. The ring, with jewels the colours of the French flag, features a miniature replica of a sculpture by Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi who lived and worked in France. Sarkozy will pay a one-day visit to Romania on February 4, 2008. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA) 
CHINA-JEWELLERY/
RTX1JZ 
November 07, 2007 
Two exhibitors eat while visitors look at semiprecious stones during the China International Jewellery... 
Beijing, China 
To match feature CHINA-JEWELLERY/ 
Two exhibitors eat while visitors look at semiprecious stones during the China International Jewellery Fair November 5, 2007. While diamonds are definitely still a must-have in the jewellery boxes of wealthy women in China; rubies, sapphires and other coloured gems are becoming popular too. Picture taken November 5, 2007. To match feature CHINA-JEWELLERY/ REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) 
CHINA-JEWELLERY/
RTX1JY 
November 07, 2007 
A man arranges a tray of precious stones at a stall during the China International Jewellery Fair November... 
Beijing, China 
To match feature CHINA-JEWELLERY/ 
A man arranges a tray of precious stones at a stall during the China International Jewellery Fair November 5, 2007. While diamonds are definitely still a must-have in the jewellery boxes of wealthy women in China; rubies, sapphires and other coloured gems are becoming popular too. Picture taken November 5, 2007. To match feature CHINA-JEWELLERY/ REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) 
AUSTRALIA
RTXOH15 
April 06, 2006 
A Tarantula Brooch is positioned for display at a pearl exhibition in Sydney April 6, 2006. [A rare oval... 
Sydney, Australia 
A Tarantula Brooch is positioned for display at a pearl exhibition in Sydney April 6, 2006. [A rare ..... 
A Tarantula Brooch is positioned for display at a pearl exhibition in Sydney April 6, 2006. [A rare oval pearl from the Horse Conch is the abdomen for the spider with its thorax of golden sapphires, a ruby eye and yellow gold legs studded with white and brown diamonds. The piece is part of an exhibition called 'Pearls - Opulence Obsession' organised by the American Museum of Natural History, New York in collaboration with The Field Museum of Chicago. The display will be on show in Sydney for the next four months and features half a million pearls in more than 900 pieces of artwork.] 
MADAGASCAR
RTXO5AP 
January 16, 2006 
-PHOTO TAKEN 12OCT05- Frederick Zakamana, a 16-year-old miner from Madagascar, pulls his tray out of... 
Maevatanana, Madagascar 
-PHOTO TAKEN 12OCT05- Frederick Zakamana, a 16-year-old miner from Madagascar, pulls his tray out of..... 
-PHOTO TAKEN 12OCT05- Frederick Zakamana, a 16-year-old miner from Madagascar, pulls his tray out of the water to reveal a smear of gold in Maevetanana, 200 km (122 miles) northwest of the capital [Antananarivo], October 12, 2005. Though largely unexplored, mining experts think the Indian Ocean island has big untapped deposits of gold, platinum, sapphires, rubies, diamonds and emeralds. Each year, thousands leave their villages to dig for gold and precious stones in a country where three quarters of the 17 million-strong population live on less than a dollar a day. Cocks 
MADAGASCAR GOLD
RTR188IX 
October 12, 2005 
Madagascan gold miners are seen in their shanty village near Maevatanana, 200 km (122 miles) northwest... 
Maevatanana, Madagascar 
To accompany feature Madagascar-Gold 
Madagascan gold miners are seen in their shanty village near Maevatanana, 200 km (122 miles) northwest of the capital Antananarivo, October 12, 2005. Though largely unexplored, mining experts think the Indian Ocean island has big untapped deposits of gold, platinum, sapphires, rubies, diamonds and emeralds. Each year, thousands leave their villages to dig for gold and precious stones in a country where three quarters of the 17 million-strong population live on less than a dollar a day. To accompany feature Madagascar-Gold. REUTERS/Tim Cocks 
MADAGASCAR GOLD
RTR188IG 
October 12, 2005 
Frederick Zakamana, a 16-year-old miner from Madagascar, pulls his tray out of the water to reveal a... 
Maevatanana, Madagascar 
To accompany feature Madagascar-Gold 
Frederick Zakamana, a 16-year-old miner from Madagascar, pulls his tray out of the water to reveal a smear of gold in Maevetanana, 200 km (122 miles) northwest of the capital Antananarivo, October 12, 2005. Though largely unexplored, mining experts think the Indian Ocean island has big untapped deposits of gold, platinum, sapphires, rubies, diamonds and emeralds. Each year, thousands leave their villages to dig for gold and precious stones in a country where three quarters of the 17 million-strong population live on less than a dollar a day. To accompany feature Madagascar-Gold. REUTERS/Tim Cocks 
PREMIERE
RTRFXP3 
November 16, 2004 
Actor Jared Leto,one of the stars of the new film "Alexander", gets a hug from his grandmother, Ruby,... 
Hollywood, USA 
Actor Jared Leto and grandmother attend premiere of new film "Alexander" in Hollywood. 
Actor Jared Leto,one of the stars of the new film "Alexander", gets a hug from his grandmother, Ruby, as he arrives at the film's premiere in Hollywood November 16, 2004. The film, directed by Oliver Stone, is based on the true story of one of history's great military leaders, Alexander the Great, who is played by Colin Farrell in the film which opens November 24 in the United States. REUTERS/Fred Prouser FP/SH 
FASHION
RTRACD4 
September 09, 2004 
A model wears a ruby dress with semi-precious stones at the Carolina Herrera show as part of Fashion... 
New York 
A model wears a ruby dress with semi-precious stones at a Fashion Week show in New York. 
A model wears a ruby dress with semi-precious stones at the Carolina Herrera show as part of Fashion Week in New York September 9, 2004. This 2005 spring collection was inspired by textiles and interiors from the 1940's. REUTERS/Seth Wenig SW 
WEITZMAN
RTXM1FR 
June 13, 2003 
Japanese women admire a pair of ruby-encrusted sandals valued at $1.5 million dollars on display at Isetan... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese women admire a pair of ruby-encrusted sandals valued at $1.5 million dollars on display at ..... 
Japanese women admire a pair of ruby-encrusted sandals valued at $1.5 million dollars on display at Isetan Department store in Tokyo June 13, 2003. The 'Wizard of Oz' sandal is designed by New York's shoe designer Stuart Weitzman and encrusted with 642 rubies by jewerly maker Oscar Heyman & Brothers. 
THAILAND
RTR869B 
September 13, 2000 
A Thai woman looks at jewelry in a gems and jewelry trade fair in Bangkok September 13, 2000. The "invisible... 
Bangkok, Thailand - Kingdom of 
A THAI WOMAN LOOKS AT JEWELRY IN BANGKOK. 
A Thai woman looks at jewelry in a gems and jewelry trade fair in Bangkok September 13, 2000. The "invisible precious stone" costs $78,780. Thailand is the world's largest producer and exporter of rubies, and jewelry and precious stone exports are among the country's top ten revenue earners. The fair is expected to generate around 8 billion baht worth of orders.

VP/HL 
CHRISTIE'S SPRING JEWELLERY SALE
RTR4CDB 
May 17, 2000 
A 9.98 carat single-stone ruby ring is displayed in Geneva, May 17. The ruby of Burmese origin is estimated... 
Geneva, Switzerland 
CHRISTIE'S SPRING JEWELLERY SALE IN GENEVA. 
A 9.98 carat single-stone ruby ring is displayed in Geneva, May 17. The ruby of Burmese origin is estimated USD $250,000 - 300,000 and to be sold at Christie's spring jewellery sale.

PVY/HM/CLH/ 
SWITZERLAND
RTXJO7J 
May 16, 2000 
A 9.98 carat single-stone ruby ring is displayed in Geneva, May 17. The ruby of Burmese origin is estimated... 
Geneva, Switzerland 
A 9.98 carat single-stone ruby ring is displayed in Geneva, May 17. The ruby of Burmese origin is es..... 
A 9.98 carat single-stone ruby ring is displayed in Geneva, May 17. The ruby of Burmese origin is estimated USD $250,000 - 300,000 and to be sold at Christie's spring jewellery sale. 
CAMBODIA
RTRQSR4 
August 16, 1999 
Cambodians search for gem stones in Pailin province August 15. Pailin, the gem rich jungle town in western... 
Pailin, Cambodia 
CAMBODIANS SEARCH FOR GEM STONES IN PAILIN. 
Cambodians search for gem stones in Pailin province August 15. Pailin, the gem rich jungle town in western Cambodia, was the economic hub of Khmer Rouge guerrillas until their defection in 1996. Fortune seekers have now started to unearth the town in search for ruby and other precious stones. Picture taken 15AUG99.

PS/CC 
CAMBODIA
RTRQSR2 
August 16, 1999 
A Cambodia man splashes water while searching for ruby at Pailin province August 15. Pailin, the gem... 
Pailin, Cambodia 
A CAMBODIAN MAN SPRAYS WATER IN SEARCH FOR RUBY IN PAILIN. 
A Cambodia man splashes water while searching for ruby at Pailin province August 15. Pailin, the gem rich jungle town in western Cambodia, was the economic hub of Khmer Rouge guerrillas until their defection in 1996. Fortune seekers have now started to unearth the town in search for ruby and other precious stones. Picture taken 15AUG99.

PS/CC 
MALAYSIA JEWELLERY
RTROBOY 
April 22, 1999 
A model shows off jewellery during the National Special Fund auction in Kuala Lumpur April 22. The jewellery... 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
A MODEL SHOWS OFF JEWELLERY FOR AUCTION IN KUALA LUMPUR. 
A model shows off jewellery during the National Special Fund auction in Kuala Lumpur April 22. The jewellery set, which was donated by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's wife, Siti Hasmah Ali, consists of matching necklace, baguette diamonds with ruby red gem stones, a bracelet, earrings and ring, which were sold for 200,000 ringgit (US$53,000).

ZH/JIR/JRE 
FEATURE
RTRUB8W 
March 20, 1999 
FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC-MYANMAR-PAGODA - Residents stroll and meet around the Shwedagon Pagoda in... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
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FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC-MYANMAR-PAGODA - Residents stroll and meet around the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar's capital. The Shwedagon Pagoda, heart and soul of devoutly Buddhist Myanmar and one of the forgotten wonders of the world, is getting a facelift that will pile another ton of gold onto its glittering central stupa. The breathtaking 2,500-year-old pagoda is already decorated with 2.3 tons of gold and encrusted with over 5,000 diamonds, 2,000 rubies as well as sapphires and other precious stones.

PDN/TAN 
FEATURE
RTRN3C8 
March 20, 1999 
FOR RELEASE WITH STORY BC-MYANMAR-PAGODA - The Shwedagon Pagoda, heart and soul of devoutly Buddhist... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
FEATURE MATCHER FOR BC-MYANMAR-PAGODA. 
FOR RELEASE WITH STORY BC-MYANMAR-PAGODA - The Shwedagon Pagoda, heart and soul of devoutly Buddhist Myanmar and one of the forgotten wonders of the world, is getting a facelift that will pile another ton of gold onto its glittering central stupa. The breathtaking 2,500-year-old pagoda is already decorated with 2.3 tons of gold and encrusted with over 5,000 diamonds, 2,000 rubies as well as sapphires and other precious stones.

PDN/JIR/JRE 
MYANMAR
RTXIUUN 
March 17, 1999 
The Shwedagon Pagoda, heart and soul of devoutly Buddhist Myanmar and one of the forgotten wonders of... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
The Shwedagon Pagoda, heart and soul of devoutly Buddhist Myanmar and one of the forgotten wonders o..... 
The Shwedagon Pagoda, heart and soul of devoutly Buddhist Myanmar and one of the forgotten wonders of the world, is getting a facelift that will pile another ton of gold onto its glittering central stupa. The breathtaking 2,500-year-old pagoda is already decorated with 2.3 tons of gold and encrusted with over 5,000 diamonds, 2,000 rubies as well as sapphires and other precious stones. Picture taken 28FEB99.
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CAMBODIA
RTXIQBQ 
February 01, 1999 
A Cambodian child searches for rubies in Pailin. The gems of Pailin, which once funded the now defunct... 
Palin, Cambodia 
A Cambodian child searches for rubies in Pailin. The gems of Pailin, which once funded the now defun..... 
A Cambodian child searches for rubies in Pailin. The gems of Pailin, which once funded the now defunct Khmer Rouge, have unleashed a new wave of ruby fever in this western Cambodian town despite severely depleted reserves of the precious stones. Picture taken December 28. 
CAMBODIA
RTXIQBP 
February 01, 1999 
Cambodian children search for rubies in Pailin. The gems of Pailin which once funded the now defunct... 
Palin, Cambodia 
Cambodian children search for rubies in Pailin. The gems of Pailin which once funded the now defunct..... 
Cambodian children search for rubies in Pailin. The gems of Pailin which once funded the now defunct Khmer Rouge, have unleashed a new wave of ruby fever in this western Cambodian town despite severely depleted reserves of the precious stones. Picture taken December 28. 
FEATURE
RTRLHEU 
February 01, 1999 
FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC-CAMBODIA-RUBIES - Cambodian children search for rubies in Pailin. The gems... 
Palin, Cambodia 
FEATURE MATCHER FOR BC-CAMBODIA-RUBIES. 
FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC-CAMBODIA-RUBIES - Cambodian children search for rubies in Pailin. The gems of Pailin which once funded the now defunct Khmer Rouge, have unleashed a new wave of ruby fever in this western Cambodian town despite severely depleted reserves of the precious stones. Picture taken December 28.

PS/TAN 
FEATURE
RTRLHEN 
February 01, 1999 
FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC-CAMBODIA-RUBIES - Ruby traders inspect the gems at the ruby market in Pailin.... 
Palin, Cambodia 
FEATURE MATCHER FOR BC-CAMBODIA-RUBIES. 
FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC-CAMBODIA-RUBIES - Ruby traders inspect the gems at the ruby market in Pailin. The gems of Pailin, which once funded the now defunct Khmer Rouge, have unleashed a new wave of ruby fever in this western Cambodian town despite severely depleted reserves of the precious stones. Picture taken December 28.

PS/TAN/JDP 
FEATURE
RTRLHEE 
February 01, 1999 
FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC-CAMBODIA-RUBIES - A Cambodian child searches for rubies in Pailin. The gems... 
Palin, Cambodia 
FEATURE MATCHER FOR BC-CAMBODIA-RUBIES. 
FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC-CAMBODIA-RUBIES - A Cambodian child searches for rubies in Pailin. The gems of Pailin, which once funded the now defunct Khmer Rouge, have unleashed a new wave of ruby fever in this western Cambodian town despite severely depleted reserves of the precious stones. Picture taken December 28.

PS/TAN 
CAMBODIA
RTRKPWU 
December 31, 1998 
A Ruby trader inspects a gem stone at the ruby market in Phailin province December 28. The ruby mines... 
Phailin, Cambodia 
A RUBY TRADER INSPECTS RUBY STONES IN PHAILIN CAMBODIA. 
A Ruby trader inspects a gem stone at the ruby market in Phailin province December 28. The ruby mines of western Cambodia, which for years bankrolled the Khmer Rough guerrilla war, have lost their sparkle as known gem deposits run our and investment from crisis-hit Thailand dries up. Most of the big companies and their heavy equipment have pulled out and have been replaced by hundreds of poor Cambodian clawing through the mud, looking for their fortunes.

PS/DL/WS 
CAMBODIA
RTXHRR8 
December 30, 1998 
A Ruby trader inspects a gem stone at the ruby market in Phailin province December 28. The ruby mines... 
Phailin, Cambodia 
A Ruby trader inspects a gem stone at the ruby market in Phailin province December 28. The ruby mine..... 
A Ruby trader inspects a gem stone at the ruby market in Phailin province December 28. The ruby mines of western Cambodia, which for years bankrolled the Khmer Rough guerrilla war, have lost their sparkle as known gem deposits run our and investment from crisis-hit Thailand dries up. Most of the big companies and their heavy equipment have pulled out and have been replaced by hundreds of poor Cambodian clawing through the mud, looking for their fortunes. 
SWITZERLAND
RTXH5IZ 
November 05, 1997 
Sotheby's displays, November 5, three rings a 22.06 carat (L) a 16.57 carat ruby (C) and an intense yellowish... 
Sotheby's displays, November 5, three rings a 22.06 carat (L) a 16.57 carat ruby (C) and an intense ..... 
Sotheby's displays, November 5, three rings a 22.06 carat (L) a 16.57 carat ruby (C) and an intense yellowish green 3.07 carat diamond (R) next to a 17 Centimeter blue bracelet made out of sapphires and diamonds with seven octogonal step-cut sapphires graduating in size and estimated to be worth 550,000 U.S. dollars. Sotheby's will action the jewelry between November 17 - 19 in Geneva. 
JHAVERI
RTXH8BE 
October 02, 1997 
Amrita Jhaveri models a 17th century spinel bead necklace with an estimated value of 350,000 pounds Sterling... 
Amrita Jhaveri models a 17th century spinel bead necklace with an estimated value of 350,000 pounds ..... 
Amrita Jhaveri models a 17th century spinel bead necklace with an estimated value of 350,000 pounds Sterling October 2. Spinels come from a district in Afghanistan and until the 20th century the beads, amoungst the most prized stones used by the Mughal emperors, were mistakenly thought by the West to be a type of ruby. Christie's will be holding a two-day sale this month of important Indian jewellery worn by the durbars of the Maharajahs in the 16th and 17th centuries. 
RTR7BZ0 
October 02, 1997 
Amrita Jhaveri models a 17th century spinel bead necklace with an estimated value of 350,000 pounds Sterling... 
United Kingdom 
THE JEWELS OF THE MAHARAJAHS ARE DISPLAYED FOR AUCTION AT CHRISTIES 
Amrita Jhaveri models a 17th century spinel bead necklace with an estimated value of 350,000 pounds Sterling October 2. Spinels come from a district in Afghanistan and until the 20th century the beads, amoungst the most prized stones used by the Mughal emperors, were mistakenly thought by the West to be a type of ruby. Christie's will be holding a two-day sale this month of important Indian jewellery worn by the durbars of the Maharajahs in the 16th and 17th centuries.

BRITAIN 
HONG KONG
RTXGFQ2 
November 06, 1996 
Sotherby's model Eunice Chan holds a rare jadeite emerald-green bangle and wears a jade, diamond and... 
Sotherby's model Eunice Chan holds a rare jadeite emerald-green bangle and wears a jade, diamond and..... 
Sotherby's model Eunice Chan holds a rare jadeite emerald-green bangle and wears a jade, diamond and ruby butterfly brooch, valued at between HK$2.8 and 3.2 million (US$364,000 and $416,000), before the start of an auction of jadeite jewels November 6. The bangle went for a record HK$9.59 million (US$1.25 million), while the brooch went unsold. 
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