1709
1709
Emerald and Diamond Demi-Parure
Estimate
500,000650,000
LOT SOLD. 625,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
1709
Emerald and Diamond Demi-Parure
Estimate
500,000650,000
LOT SOLD. 625,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite

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Emerald and Diamond Demi-Parure
Comprising: a ring, set with a cushion-shaped emerald weighing 3.46 carats, within a surround of marquise-shaped diamonds, size 6¼; and a pair of earrings of similar design, each set with an oval emerald weighing 2.19 and 1.92 carats respectively, post and hinged back fittings; all mounted in platinum.
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by three Gübelin reports no. 18071044, 18071043 and 18071042, all dated 11 July 2018, stating that the emeralds are of Brazilian origin, with no indications of clarity enhancement; Gübelin further stating that the emeralds are virtually free of fissures and fractures and are thus not susceptible for clarity enhancement. Such emeralds are very rare.

Untreated, Fissure Free Emeralds

Famed as one of the big three gemstones of the world, emeralds have been treasured as the green jewel of choice alongside rubies and sapphires. Some of the oldest emeralds are 2.97 billion years old – and has seen legendary patrons such as Cleopatra, who was well-known for her infatuation towards emeralds. Emeralds typically have eye-visible inclusions, akin to birthmarks from nature. To find emeralds that are clean within is extremely rare, and very valuable. Such is the case for the emeralds in Lot 1709, recently discovered as ‘untreated, fissure-free’ emeralds. These untreated emeralds exhibit exceptional clarity and transparency, free from inclusions. This is a new type of emerald discovered in Brazil, reminiscent to the highly sought after Paraíba tourmaline and is just as rare. The fine clarity of the gem is a true gift from nature, and Gübelin has certified the jewels of Lot 1709 as a ‘untreated, fissure-free’ emerald. Rarely offered at auction, it will be an exciting opportunity for gem collectors to add these unique jewels to their fine collection.

Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite

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Hong Kong