Legendry Mozambican ruby sells for record price
The biggest ruby ever to come to auction has been sold in New York for a record sum of $34.8m (28m).
Sotheby's, which auctioned the 55.22-carat gem, described it as a "once-in-a-lifetime" jewel.
The original rough stone weighed a staggering 101 carats when it was found last year in a mine in Mozambique, where there are vast ruby deposits in the north of the country.
Polished rubies of more than five carats are extremely uncommon.
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The rare gem has been called "Estrela de Fura", meaning "Star of Fura" in Portuguese, named after the mine in which it was found.