In the early morning hour,
just before dawn, lover and beloved awake
and take a drink of water.
She asks, Do you love me or yourself more?
Really, tell me the absolute truth.
He says, There is nothing left of me.
I am like a ruby held up to the sunrise.
Is it still a stone, or a world
made of redness? It has no resistance
to sunlight. The ruby and the sunrise are one.
Be courageous and discipline yourself.
Work. Keep digging your well.
Don’t think about getting off from work.
Submit to a daily practice.
Your loyalty to that is a ring on the door.
Keep knocking, and the joy inside
will eventually open a window
and look out to see who’s there.
25.59 carats is an extremely rare size for a ruby and holds the record for the
most expensive ruby sold at auction, selling for £19.5 mil at Sotheby’s auction in Geneva in May 2015. As well as it being the world’s most expensive coloured gemstone. Only 6 months earlier the 8.62 carat Graff Ruby sold at auction for £8.6 mil breaking that same record, that’s over twice the size!
An anonymous buyer bought this stunning piece which makes the jewel even more interesting, don’t you think? Was it you who bought it!? I do love some mystery!
Rubies are just getting bigger and bigger in size as well as ever more popular with women (and men) around the world favouring rubies, sapphires, emeralds (and other coloured gemstones) over diamonds! 6 of the top 10 rubies sold at auction have been sold in the last year and a half, which is pretty incredible-imagine what’s to come!