The Hong Kong sale of Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite achieved HK$ 572 million / US$ 73.3 million / CHF 70.7 million. The De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, a 10.10-carat oval-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond, was sold for HK$ 248.28 Million / US$ 31.8 Million / CHF 30.7 Million (US$3,151,561 per Carat), setting the highest price ever paid for a jewel at auction in Asia.
Heading this sale is the one-and-only De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, a superb oval internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 10.10 carats, which is the largest oval fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction. Offered alongside are three extremely rare coloured diamonds, including a 4.08 carat fancy vivid orange diamond, a 4.90 carat fancy intense green diamond, and a 10.30 carat fancy vivid yellow diamond. Also highlighted are impressive gemstones of exceptional quality, an emerald and diamond brooch formerly in the property of Queen Amelia of Portugal, and a tasteful selection of signed masterpieces with distinctive period designs.
Please note that lot 1684 accompanied by one Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory
certificate instead of two as mentioned in the catalogue.
Please note that lot 1687 accompanied by one Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate instead of two as mentioned in the catalogue.
This brooch is mounted in 18 karat pink and white gold instead of yellow gold as stated in the catalogue.
Please note that the guarantee line for lot 1701 should read as "Natural Pearl, Cultured Pearl and Diamond Necklace".
Lot 1701 also accompanied by SSEF report numbered 84307, dated 10 March 2016, stating that one thousand two hundred and twenty pearls are saltwater natural pearls, ten pearls are freshwater natural pearls and one pearl is saltwater cultured pearl.
Please note that on p.74 of the printed catalogue, the lots numbers under the images should read '1704' and '1705' instead of '1705' and '1706'.
This necklace is mounted in platinum-topped gold and not 18 karat white and yellow gold as stated in the catalogue.
Please note that lot 1712 also accompanied by SSEF report numbered 84578, dated 9 March 2016, stating that the three emeralds are natural, of Colombian origin, with no indications of clarity modification.
Please note that this lot is also accompanied by an SSEF report, stating that the cat's eye chrysoberyl is natural, with no indications of treatment.
Please note for lot 1732, only the diamond cluster tops are by Cartier.
Please note that both the Fancy Greyish Blue and Fancy Blue diamonds are accompanied by two GIA reported data letters instead of two original GIA certificates as stated in the catalogue.
Please note that this lot is to be sold without reserve.
Please note that the rubies and diamonds altogether weighing approximately 18.50 and 5.20 carat respectively on this pair of earclips.
Please note that the chain, frame and clasp of lot 1759 is in plated silver and not 14 karat yellow gold as stated in the catalogue.
Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee this lot to be Van Cleef & Arpels as stated in the catalogue.
Please note that lot 1766 accompanied by one Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate instead of two as mentioned in the catalogue.
Please note that lot 1816 accompanied by one Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate instead of two as mentioned in the catalogue.
Please note that the Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered KJ 92249 should be dated 27 January 2016 instead of 6 January 2016 as mentioned in the catalogue.
Please note that the mount signed by Tiffany & Co.
Please note that both tops of earrings signed HW for Harry Winston, and not as stated in the Index of Makers on p.256 of the printed catalogue.
Please note that according to the Gübelin report, the colour variety of the 7.19 carat sapphire may also be called "royal blue" in the trade.
Please note that the GIA report was updated on 10 March 2016.