SS: the ruby and diamond rose will be auctioned two days before the upcoming seven sisters solar eclipse on 20 may 2012 .. this solar eclipse will begin a once in a lifetime eclipse event that can be seen from the western united states .. i say it is once in a lifetime since it starts the june 2012 venus eclipse which only happens once a century .

A employee poses with a ruby camellia brooch from the Lily Safra collection during an auction preview at Christie’s in Geneva May 10, 2012. The brooch is expected to sell between CHF 1,100,000 and 1,400,000 (US$ 1,200,000-1,500,000) when it goes into auction May 18, 2012 in Geneva. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)

A employee poses with a ruby camellia brooch from the Lily Safra collection during an auction preview at Christie’s in Geneva May 10, 2012. The brooch is expected to sell between CHF 1,100,000 and 1,400,000 (US$ 1,200,000-1,500,000) when it goes into auction May 18, 2012 in Geneva. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)

A employee poses with a diamond and emerald necklace from the Lily Safra collection during an auction preview at Christie’s in Geneva May 10, 2012. The necklace is expected to sell between CHF 550,000 and 740,000 (US$ 600,000-800,000) when it goes into auction May 18, 2012 in Geneva. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)

A employee poses with a pear shaped diamond and tourmaline poppy brooch from the Lily Safra collection during an auction preview at Christie’s in Geneva May 10, 2012. The brooch is expected to sell between CHF 460,000 and 650,000 (US$ 500,000-700,000) when it goes into auction May 18, 2012 in Geneva. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)