10 Most Desirable Jewels from Hong Kong Autumn Sale

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Iconic masterpieces by legendary jewellers and contemporary design extraordinaires feature alongside in this autumn’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale. Highlighted by a rare art deco ‘Tutti Frutti’ Cartier bracelet, an exquisite 8.49 - carat ruby ring by JAR and an impressive emerald and diamond parure by Van Cleef & Arpels. The sale will also feature a fine selection of rare coloured diamonds, exceptional gemstones and bejewelled garden themed selection inspired by the flora and fauna of nature. Click through to view 10 of the highlights.

Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite

03 October | Hong Kong

10 Most Desirable Jewels from Hong Kong Autumn Sale

  • Very Rare and Important Ruby and Diamond Ring, Designed and Mounted by BHAGAT. Estimate HK$68,000,000 – 88,000,000 (US$8,700,000 – 11,260,000).
    Unrivalled in colour, life and vitality, rubies have long been revered as the ‘King of Gems’. Symbolic of the most prized of earthly possessions – love; many also believed that the ruby possessed powerful and prophetic qualities, often worn as talisman to warn its bearer of danger. Lot 1857 has been given the regal name of Maniraja, meaning ‘King of Jewels’. Possessing an intense and homogenous red colour, the Maniraja has merited the prestigious descriptive term of ‘pigeon blood’ for its high colour intensity and superb quality. Majestic on every level, the Maniraja’s impressive size of 13.26 carats, combines an impeccable cut emphasising the exceptional lustre, whilst intensifying the crimson glow.

  • Very Rare and Important Fancy Deep Blue Diamond Ring. Estimate HK$55,000,000 – 75,000,000 (US$7,040,000 – 9,590,000).
    Blue diamonds possess the captivating colour and intensity reminiscent of the depths of the Azure Sea and are considered amongst the world’s rarest coloured diamonds. To find a pure blue diamond with the level of saturation required to grade it as Fancy Deep is extraordinary; of which less than 10% of blue diamonds examined by the GIA are awarded. In recent years, Sotheby’s has been at the forefront of record-setting  auction  prices for blue diamonds. In 2015, Sotheby’s Geneva set the then world auction record for any blue diamond with the sale of The Blue Moon of Josephine for an astounding US$48,468,158. Whilst Sotheby’s Hong Kong has been leading with an offering of blue diamonds this past decade, with the recent MillenniumJewel 4 in 2016, as well as setting the current world auction record price-per-carat for a Fancy Intense Blue diamond earlier this spring.  

  • Very Fine Unmounted Diamond. Estiamte HK$37,000,000 – 48,000,000 (US$4,740,000 – 6,140,000).
    Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2185519521, dated 5 July 2017, stating that the 31.98 carat diamond is D Colour, Flawless, with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry; further accompanied by diamond type classification report stating that the diamond is determined to be Type IIa diamond. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency.

  • Exquisite Pair of Fancy Pink Diamond and Diamond Pendent Earrings. Estimate HK$30,000,000 – 40,000,000 (US$3,840,000 – 5,120,000).
    Each set with a pear-shaped fancy pink diamond weighing 5.21 and 5.01 carats respectively, to the brilliant-cut diamond top each weighing 1.01 carats, mounted in platinum, post and sprung locked fittings.

  • Important Pair of Unmounted Diamonds. Estimate HK$19,000,000 – 25,000,000 (US$2,430,000 – 3,200,000).
    The two pear-shaped diamonds weighing 12.36 and 12.00 carats respectively.

  • Spectacular Emerald and Diamond Parure, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate HK$16,000,000 – 24,000,000 (US$2,050,000 – 3,070,000).
    Comprising: a necklace, the front suspending an oval emerald weighing approximately 24.32 carats, to the necklace set with oval and step-cut emeralds weighing approximately 30.56 carats in total, embellished with circular-cut, pear and marquise-shaped diamonds; pair of similarly set pendent earrings, each set with three step-cut emeralds weighing approximately 18.93 carats in total; and a ring, set with a step-cut emerald weighing approximately 10.31 carats, flanked by two trilliant-cut diamonds; the diamonds weighing approximately 133.96 carats in total, mounted in platinum, white and yellow gold.

  • Important Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring. Estimate HK$16,000,000 – 20,000,000 (US$2,050,000 – 2,560,000).
    Set with an emerald-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 20.03 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold.

  • Fine Pair of Emerald and Diamond Pendent Earrings. Estimate HK$15,000,000 – 20,000,000 (US$1,920,000 – 2,560,000).
    Each set with a hexagonal-shaped emerald weighing 12.30 and 11.68 carats respectively, flanked by two half-moon-shaped diamonds, to the marquise-shaped diamond top and circular-cut diamond details, the diamonds stated to weigh approximately 5.87 carats in total, mounted in 18 karat white gold.

  • Very Fine Jadeite Hoop and Diamond Pendent Necklace. Estimate HK$15,000,000 – 20,000,000 (US$1,920,000 – 2,560,000).
    The highly translucent jadeite hoop of intense emerald green colour, to the circular-cut diamond rondelle surmount, suspended from a black cord.

  • Important Jadeite Bangle. Estimate HK$14,000,000 – 18,000,000 (US$1,790,000 – 2,310,000).
    The highly translucent jadeite bangle with a section of brilliant emerald green colour to light green background, suffused with intense emerald green streaks, with flattened inner rim.

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