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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Important Emerald and Diamond Demi-Parure, Bulgari
Estimate
4,600,0008,000,000
LOT SOLD. 13,880,000 HKD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Important Emerald and Diamond Demi-Parure, Bulgari
Estimate
4,600,0008,000,000
LOT SOLD. 13,880,000 HKD
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Details & Cataloguing

Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite

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Hong Kong

Important Emerald and Diamond Demi-Parure, Bulgari
Comprising: a necklace set with three graduated step-cut emeralds weighing 12.00, 10.14 and 6.91 carats, decorated with smaller step-cut emeralds and diamonds; and a pair of matching earrings, each set with a step-cut emerald weighing 6.01 and 5.92 carats respectively; the smaller emeralds and diamonds weighing approximately 20.25 and 50.84 carats in total respectively, mounted in 18 karat white gold, both signed Bulgari and numbered, length approximately 400mm, two cases stamped Bulgari.   (2)
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by Gübelin reports numbered 12040090 and 0511157, dated 18 April 2012 and 5 December 2005 respectively, stating that the 12.00 and 10.14 carat emeralds are natural, of Colombian origin, with indications of insignificant clarity enhancement; also accompanied by Gübelin report numbered 0511155, 0511153 and 0511152, all dated 5 December 2005, stating that the 6.91, 6.01 and 5.92 carats emerald are natural, of Colombian origin, with indications of minor clarity enhancement; further accompanied by sixteen GIA reports, stating that the diamonds weighing from 3.04 to 0.80 carat are D to G Colour, VVS2 to VS2 Clarity.

Accompanied by three Bulgari certificates of authenticity and two printed sketches.

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BOLDNESS OF BULGARI 

“For me calling at Bulgari’s shop is like visiting the best exhibition of contemporary art” stated Andy Warhol. Design, colour, shape and texture –all so essential to its own aesthetics- are also typical features of Bulgari style. Throughout history, jewellery has been looked on as a symbol of status, wealth and power, an element of fashion, a craft and, in rare instances, a form of art. It is precisely this art that Bulgari was interpreting at the time of the flattering Warhol statement.

Although Bulgari jewellery has moved from the rounded shapes, the bold volumes and strong contrasting colours of the 1980s to more articulated creations of two-dimensional designs, better suited to the deconstructed fashion of the late 20th and early 21st century, the firm has remained faithful to the traditional materials and techniques that are the hallmarks of its style: distinctive design, superb, beautifully matched gemstones and impeccable workmanship.

To this day the firm has stayed loyal to the concept that jewellery does not only have an intrinsic value, but is a work of art which possesses intrinsic and aesthetic values.

The exceptional necklace and matching earrings offered here are true masterpieces of the jeweller’s art. The design of the necklace, although absolutely contemporary, shows Bulgari’s interest in their own heritage by re-visiting their great neck-chain-and-pendant ornaments of the 1970s. The lavish display of gems, emerald and diamonds carefully chosen for their matching colour and clarity in a time-consuming process, shows the great expertise –and endurance- of Bulgari’s gemmologists. The perfectly articulated, flexible mounts finished and polished to the highest standard make the jewels not only beautiful to see but also a pleasure to wear and are a testimony to the high skills of Bulgari’s talented craftsmen.

Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite

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Hong Kong