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This year spring auction is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Christie’s presence in Asia which captures numerous fields of arts to be highlighted during the week. The most exquisite jewelry and masterpieces will be showcased at the Hong Kong session on 31 May, named Magnificent Jewels. Rare jewelry items will delight the eye of even the most sophisticated collector and amateur. Here are the top ten traditional and cutting edge pieces by the most sought-after jewelers I wonder to pay your attention on.
1. An exceptional Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet, 1923.
Bracelet articulated with eight graduated cushion-cut sapphires, totalling 10,53 to 3,38cts respectively, complemented with calibrated sapphires and diamond pave’, mounted in platinum. Sapphires are natural, of Kashmir origin, without any clarity enhancement and heating. Kashmir sapphires distinguish with a richly saturated and homogeneous colour, combined with a high degree of transparency and a finely proportioned cut. This unique bracelet was formerly in the collection of Lillian S. Timken, a famous American collector and benefactor.
2. A unique Multi-gem Eternal Joy Pendant Necklace.
This unusual pendant comprising of a rectangular jadeite plaque ingeniously carved within a circular-cut yellow diamond, complemented with white mother-of-pearl with pear-shaped yellow diamond. Jadeite, being extremely popular in various Asian regions, is highlighted with harmonious combination of tone, saturation, evenness and hue.
3. Aurora Green-a superb Coloured Diamond Ring.
Diamond ring set with an exceedingly rare rectangular-cut fancy vivid green natural diamond, weighing approximately 5.03cts within a circular-cut pink diamond surround.
4. An unusual Ruby and Diamond Bracelet.
One of the rare specimens will be showcased at the auction, designed as three lines of twenty-nine graduated cushion –cut rubies totalling from 4,22 to 1,02 cts, alternating with cushion-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 2,01 to 0,73 cts, further accented by pear-shaped diamonds,mounted in gold and platinum. Natural rubies are originated from Burma, having absolutely saturated pigeon blood red color of superb quality and high transparency. Diamonds range from D to F colour, internally flawless to VS2 clarity.
5. A superb pair of Ruby and Diamond Ear Pendants.
Characterized by timeless beauty and elegance, is set with oval-shaped rubies, weighing 10,02 and 9,09cts respectively, within a circular –cut diamond surround, to the similarly-cut diamond surmount and spacer, mounted in platinum and gold. Two natural “pigeon blood red” rubies of impressive size and saturated colour, have some inclusions, typical from the mines in the Mogok valley and Mong Hsu. The present lot is extremely rare due to gems individual properties.
6. An exceptional Pair of Emerald and Diamond Ear Pendants.
Created by one of the Asia’s leading jewellers, the present lot is made of the supreme Colombian emerald drops totalling 41,15 and 39,23cts respectively , suspended from cabochon emeralds, weighing approximately 5,30 and 3,99cts, surrounded by a rectangular diamond spacer and single cut diamond gallery , mounted in gold.Emeralds are in well saturated green colour with minor traditional clarity enhancement.
7. A Multi-gem Ring.
This mulyi-gem ring consisting of a superb trillion-cut red spinel totalling 12,46cts and trillion –cut pink sapphire from Madagascar, weighing approximately 4,54cts, flanked by briolette diamonds. The sapphire is indicated without heating, while stunning red spinel has no gemological evidence of enhancement.
8. A rare Emerald and Diamond Ring.
Diamond ring containing an impressive 25ct cushion-cut emerald which is prized for its intensity and depth of colour and inclusions, typical from famous Colombian areas as Muzo, Coscuez, Chivor. Due to its unique size and quality, the natural Colombian emerald ring is considered to be rare and exceptional.
9. A unique Coloured Diamond Ring. Diamonds, timeless classical gems featuring four properties such as color, clarity, cut, carat, always are part in the most important series of auctions. Coloured diamonds are no exception, that delight the eye of the most sophisticated collector and connoisseur. A unique showstopping ring by Paris-based jeweler JAR stands out with an impressive circular-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond of 4,57cts, mounted in platinum.
10. An unusual Coloured Diamond and Diamond Pendant Necklace.
Comprising of an impressive pear-shaped fancy yellow-brown diamond, totalling 40,62cts, complemented with round-cut diamond pave’, suspending a diamond bead tassel, terminating by brown briolette diamonds. The neckchain is set with briolette diamond, mounted in gold, with adjustable lengh.