Lot 1725
  • 1725

Red Jadeite, Colourless Jadeite, Diamond, Coloured Diamond and Onyx 'Bee' Brooch

40,000 - 60,000 HKD
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  • red jadeite, colourless jadeite, diamond, coloured diamond, white gold, yellow gold, onyx
  • Colourless jadeite cabochon approximately 10.55 x 9.20 x 6.00mm; red jadeite cabochons approximately 15.00 x 11.83 x 7.28 to 9.41 x 7.57 x 4.40mm.
Modelled as a bee in a honeycomb, set with seven translucent red jadeite cabochons and one icy colourless jadeite cabochon, embellished with circular-cut diamonds and diamonds of yellow and brown tint, the bee accented by onyx stripes, mounted in 18 karat yellow and white gold. 


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that jadeite and rubies of Burmese origin and articles of jewellery containing jadeite or rubies of Burmese origin all less than 100 years old may not be imported into the US. The purchaser's inability to import any item into the U.S. or any other country as a result of these or other restrictions shall not justify cancellation or rescission of the sale or any delay in payment. Please check with the specialist department if you are uncertain as to whether a lot is subject to these import restrictions, or any other restrictions on importation or exportation. Accompanied by Jadeite Jade Testing Certificates no. SJ 137246 and SJ 137247, stating that the jadeite cabochons are natural, Type A Jadeite Jade. Please refer to the certificates for details. Stamped 750 for 18 karat white gold. Orange jadeites cabochons are highly translucent, of medium reddish-orange colour. Upon strong illumination there are clouds commonly seen in orange jadeite, not noticeable under normal lighting. Icy jadeite is highly translucent. Diamonds altogether stated to weigh approximately 4.03 carats. Colourless diamonds are about E colour, overall VS clarity. The yellow-brown diamonds are of light to intense yellow and light to dark brown colour, overall VS to SI clarity as graded in the mount. In mint condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by two Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificates numbered SJ 137246 and SJ 137247, both dated 10 August 2016, stating that the jadeite tested are natural, known in the trade as "A Jade". The coloured diamonds have not been tested for natural colour origin.