PROPERTY OF A LADY
WALLACE CHAN | 'LOVERS' GEM SET AND DIAMOND RING | 陳世英 | 'Lovers' 寶石 配 鑽石 戒指
PROPERTY OF A LADY
PROPERTY OF A LADY
WALLACE CHAN 'LOVERS' GEM SET AND DIAMOND RING
陳世英 | 'Lovers' 寶石 配 鑽石 戒指
Designed as two butterflies, set with a pink sapphire weighing approximately 1.75 carats, embellished with circular-cut sapphires, brilliant-cut diamonds, marquise-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds of yellow tint, mounted in titanium, size 4½, signed Wallace Chan.
Please note that the diamonds of yellow tint have not been tested for natural colour origin.
Signed Wallace Chan, 2014.3.20, S 1.75 D 0.10 stating the approximate weight of the pink sapphire and the marquise-shaped diamond. Stamped Ti for titanium. The pink sapphire of medium purplish pink hue with medium saturation has minor abrasions examined under 10x magnification, not noticeable when worn. Circular-cut sapphires are overall in good condition. Diamonds are bright and lively. Some signs of wear to metal, with some scratches and abrasions consistent with wear. Overall in very good condition.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee, and are not responsible for, any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the lot. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the relevant section the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE
A master of Eastern sculpture and Western art of gemstones, Wallace Chan was raised in Hong Kong. Channeling his Chinese heritage and unique perspective in spirituality, his collections set a new bar for innovation in the world of design. Through eight years of research, Chan has pioneered the use of titanium in jewellery-making. This beatutiful ring, titled ‘Lovers’, is based on the Chinese legend of Butterfly Lovers.
The extraordinary imagery and expressions transports its viewers from the mundane tropes of reality to a wondrous world of splendor. The exclusivity of Chan’s pieces not only heightens its demand, but his selectivity in clients coins them as even greater objects of desire.