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A Kashmir sapphire ring featured at Christie's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Sale on June 2, 2015, the auction that has gone down on record as the most valuable jewelry auction ever held in Asia, achieving a sale total of US$117,892,325 and three auction records. The Kashmir sapphire set the world auction record for the highest price-per-carat value achieved at a public auction of US$ 240,204. The ring assigned lot 2036 and referred to as "An Extremely Rare Sapphire And Diamond Ring," had a pre-sale estimate of US$ 1,658,998 - 2,332,966 and sold slightly above the upper estimate for US$ 2,481,316. The sapphire set in the ring is circular-cut, with a richly saturated, medium-deep, violetish-blue color, weighing 10.33 carats and supported by two lab reports by SSEF and GGL, certifying the Kashmir origin of the sapphire with no evidence of heat enhancement.