Lot 1840
  • 1840

Jadeite Bead and Diamond Necklace, Raymond Yard, 1957

400,000 - 600,000 HKD
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  • jadeite, diamond, platinum, white gold
  • Beads approximately 9.88 to 3.83mm.
The double-strand necklace composed of fifty-two and fifty-seven graduated highly translucent jadeite beads of matching bright emerald green colour, completed by an oriental motif clasp set with circular-cut, marquise-shaped and baguette diamonds, mounted in platinum and white gold, signed Yard and numbered, length approximately 370mm.


Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade and Stone Laboratory certificate numbered KJ96065-1 and KJ96065-2, dated 20 July 2017, stating that the jadeite beads tested are natural type A Fei Cui. For further details, refer to certificate. Signed YARD and numbered A20811, stamped Or for platinum and white gold mounting. The jadeite beads of high translucency and bright emerald green colour. Upon strong illumination, there are clouds and minor surface reaching fissures commonly seen in jadeite, not visible under normal lighting. Diamonds, estimated to weigh approximately 0.80 carats, are on average H to I colour, mostly VS to SI clarity as gauged and graded in the mounting. Signs of minor wear to metal consistent with age and wear. Overall in very good condition.
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered KJ 96065 (1-2), dated 20 July 2017, stating that the jadeite tested are natural, known in the trade as "A Jade".