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PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS & WATCHES
Friday, 19th May, 2017
Public Exhibitions: 16th to 19th May, 2017
Venue: Chatham Room, The Conrad Hong Kong, Admiralty, Hong Kong


We are experiencing difficulties with the website www.Luxeford.com, while old data is still stored there, we also come with exciting news of the launch of our new website www.Luxefordauction.com.

Mr. Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: At our upcoming Spring Auction, we continue to embrace the allure of fine colored gemstone pieces and diamonds alike. It is with great privilege that we bring forth remarkable adornments of incredible craftsmanship and impeccable quality epitomizing the scarcity and eminence of precious gems.

Our top lots: Lot 2051 showcases an impressive necklace of twenty-two graduated cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut Fancy Yellow diamonds weighing 95.37 carats in total. Among these diamonds, all are of natural Fancy Yellow color and most with VVS2 or above clarity, truly a scarce collector piece at an estimation of HK$8,000,000.

Lot 2052, an exquisite necklace is designed as a series of articulated motifs, set with forty-seven graduated oval-shaped rubies weighing approximately 53.77 carats in total, further accentuated by diamonds of varying cuts. The alluring rubies are been certified as “Red”, originates from Mogok, Burma and a collection of such exceptional unheated rubies are phenomenally rare. Exhibiting style and magnificence, the important necklace has a pre-sale estimate of HK$ 6,500,000.

Other outstanding and enticing items are Lot 2016, a pair of bright emerald green jadeite earrings with high translucency and fine texture, estimated at HK$1,500,000; Lot 2013, a pair of icy color jadeite bangles, with an estimate of HK$ 320,000. The bangles are each of thick jadeite bands with a lovely icy light celadon green color palette with emerald green suffusion and high translucency.

This season we will also exhibit numbers of dazzling colored and colorless diamond jewelry: Lot 1985, a superb pair of diamond and colored diamond ear pendants with the spectacular 8.25 carats and 8.03 carats pear-shaped diamonds, suspended by a foliate surmount. The stunning ear pendants have an estimation of HK$3,000,000.

In addition to our colorless diamond jewelry collection: Lot 1951, a D color Internally Flawless pear-shaped diamond ring with excellent polish and symmetry, weighing 3.66 carats and Lot 2054, a 5.01 carats F color, VVS1 clarity, certified as Ex, Ex, displaying excellent polish and symmetry, oval-cut diamond ring and Lot 2055, a 6.50 carats E color, VVS2 clarity, emerald-cut diamond ring are astonishingly beautiful.

To the fancy colored diamond collection: Lot 2009, a heart modified brilliant-cut Type IIa Fancy Purplish Pink diamond ring weighing 1.01 carats and of SI1 clarity, estimated at HK$ 900,000. Type IIa recognizes only the most chemically pure type of diamond with an exceptional optical transparency. This remarkable Fancy Purplish Pink diamond ring displays alluring sparkle and fire and demands to be seen when worn and Lot 2008, a 3.38 carats VVS2 fancy vivid yellow diamond set within a brilliant-cut diamond frame of pink hue, the radiant ring shows exemplary craftsmanship and calls for an estimate of HK$800,000.

Many precious gemstones will be previewed at this Spring Auction as well: Lot 1988, a 12.54 carats Paraíba tourmaline and diamond pendant/brooch with an estimation of HK$300,000 and most notably Lot 1992, a rare chrysoberyl and diamond ring, with an estimate of HK$ 560,000. Centering upon the lovely cushion-shaped chrysoberyl of natural color, weighing approximately 13.48 carats, further embellished to an oval-cut diamond twin row surround. The precious gems complement each other beautifully, further enhancing the desired and sought-after intense greenish-yellow color of the chrysoberyl.

We are delighted to present a selected series of watches: Lot 2034, a rare Beta-21 quartz movement dial watch by ROLEX, ref 5100, estimated at HK$120,000. ROLEX, ref 5100 was introduced to the public in the 1970s with only 1,000 pieces available worldwide; it was ROLEX’s first generation using the Beta-21 quartz movement dial. It is without question, ROLEX ref 5100 is a fundamental piece to our aficionados’ collection.

In view of further prized accoutrements, a range of timeless pieces include the ‘Panthère’ collection; Lot 2012, an owl novelty brooch by Cartier with the body set with a natural orange sapphire of approximately 21.00 carats; Lot 2049, a finely articulated diamond bracelet by Jacques Timey for Harry Winston and Lot 2048, a pair of diamond floral ear clips by Tiffany and numerous carefully curated signed pieces including Patek Philippe, Bulgari, VCA, Graff, and more to bring additional exhilaration to our upcoming seasonal auction.


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EXCEPTIONAL FINE JEWELS & HANDBAGS WITH LUXEFORD
Results of the Nov 2016 Fine Jewels & Luxury Accessories Auction


Luxeford’s autumn Fine Jewels & Luxury Accessories auction was held on 8th November at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. We were delighted and thankful of the support at the auction whilst in the heart of an imperfect economic environment. We are also pleased to say our persistence in upholding the quality of items and professionalism has attracted both new and existing gem enthusiasts from the region as well as globally.

This season showed an expected decline in sales, amid the current uncertain economic environment. Though the art market appears to be slowing down, we do see encouraging signs that this could be a turning point. Diamonds continue to be sought after by connoisseurs, with successful sales of our top diamond rings; Lot 1791, which was sold immediately after the auction, a beautiful 10.09 carat D color, SI2 clarity, Ex, Ex, Ex, brilliant-cut diamond ring embellished with a pavè-set diamond gallery; Lot 1766, a spectacular 7.90 carat brilliant-cut diamond ring of elegant design and absolutely stunning when worn; and Lot 1763, a beautiful necklace designed as a line of graduated brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 20.00 carats in total. Lot 1793, a Chocolat Togo Leather Birkin 30 by Hermès was also pursued, establishing that Hermès is a classic and remains popular in Asia.

Signed pieces continued to form well in auction, with over 80% of items exhibited sold. Highlights from the numerous exquisite pieces include Lot 1782, an exceptional ‘Panthère’ ring by Cartier designed as twin panther heads; Lot 1764, a lovely brooch by Fuller of Art-Deco design set with a 43.75 carat aquamarine embellished with vari-cut diamonds; and Lot 1785, a ladies’ rose gold ‘Galop’ bangle by Hermès. A special mention goes to the charming ‘Galop’ bangle by Hermès as it sold 20% above its high estimate to the exhilaration of bidders at the auction. Another item to cause excitement for the crowd was Lot 1817, a truly remarkable necklace comprising of 108 round agarwood beads, interspersed with amber ‘Buddha-head’ beads and suspending a jade ‘Buddha-head-pagoda’ of light green color with deep green suffusion. This piece, a Property of a Lady, was a new auction item for us and we are delighted it had a zealous response, selling above the high estimate after an intense bidding session.

This season we also saw attraction for rare and valuable gems from the ocean – natural clam pearls – Lot 1726, a beautiful pair of ear-pendants each suspending a white drop-shaped clam pearl, surmounted by a pavé-set diamond cap and a line of vari-cut diamond slender links. Natural clam pearls are timeless emblems of sophistication as this piece undoubtedly evokes. Demand for unheated sapphires was also seen; Lot 1721, an elegant set of sapphire and diamond jewelry comprising a series of oval-cut sapphires enhanced by marquise-cut diamonds set in a necklace and a pair of ear pendants en suite; and Lot 1769, a set of yellow sapphire and diamond jewelry comprising an elongated cushion-cut yellow sapphire of 16.52 carats set in a ring and a pendant en suite set with a yellow sapphire weighing approximately 12.55 carats.

Our Head of Jewelry Asia, Mr. Edmond Chan, is indebted to the participation we received. We greatly look forward to seeing you at our Spring Auction in 2017.


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PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS & LUXURY ACCESSORIES
Tuesday, 8thNovember, 2016
Public Exhibitions: 5thto 8th November, 2016
Venue: Chatham Room, The Conrad Hong Kong, Admiralty, Hong Kong


Mr. Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: This season sees a natural flow of interests for fine colored gemstone and diamond pieces. As manifested in the activities of seasoned collectors and buyers alike -- those with bestowed gem treasures to be released, as well as those with robust purchasing power to acquire, view the present to be a mature moment. We continue to embrace the alluring design, incredible craftsmanship and impeccable quality in the world of fine jewelry. Some of the most anticipated items include:

Lot 1798, an exquisite 15.05 carat vividly colored Colombian cushion-cut emerald ring accentuated by a three-tiered caliber-cut diamond tapered band. Typical of a fine Colombian emerald, this gem shines with brilliance and has a pre-sale estimate of HKD 3.2 million.

An exceptional highlight of this Autumn Auction: Lot 1818, a pair of bright vivid emerald green color jadeite earrings with marquise-cut and pear-shaped diamond accents, with an estimate of HKD 3.2 million. The earrings, each a thick jadeite carving depicting an ‘ingot’, symbolizing wealthy and prosperity, further accentuated with an embellished pave-set diamond gallery and rim.

Another enticing piece is Lot 1736, a stunning pear-shaped fancy brown-orange diamond weighing 12.98 carats type IIa, VVS2, set in a ring. Type IIa diamonds epitomizes the most chemically pure type of diamond with exceptional optical transparency. Exhibiting alluring sparkles and fire, the splendid fancy brown-orange diamond ring has a pre-sale estimate of HKD 3.2 million.

The aficionado will be enticed by the exclusive Lot 1749, a 2.03 carat VS1 fancy greenish blue diamond set within a brilliant-cut diamond frame of pink hue. The radiant diamond ring exudes allure and calls for an estimate of HKD 2.8 million. Another charismatic ring showing incredible craftsmanship is Lot 1791, a 10.09 carat D color, SI2 diamond ring, certified as Ex, Ex, Ex, displaying excellent cut, polish and symmetry. This stunning brilliant-cut diamond, exuding beautiful brilliance, is estimated at HKD 2.4 million.

A captivating necklace of Art-Deco design, Lot 1767, suspending graduated cushion-cut Burma ruby and various baguette-cut diamond tassels to the front with vari-cut diamond links, with an octagonal step-cut ruby and diamond set clasp. The elegant design allows for a magnificent display of the alluring red rubies and sparkling diamonds, totaling 43.60 and 41.00 carats respectively – has a pre-sale estimate of HKD 1.8 million.

Lot 1809, a lovely oval-shaped very high dome jadeite cabochon of lavender color and good translucency, estimated at HKD 1.5 million. The majestic jadeite measures approximately 47.41 x 40.67 x 30.65 mm, set within a brilliant-cut diamond surround, further accentuated with a clover-shaped surmount embellished with ruby and pavé-set diamond accents.

We are also delighted to present: Lot 1800, a charming 2.35 carat oval-cut Burma scarlet ruby and diamond ring, estimated at HKD 1.2 million. The Gübelin-certified ‘pigeon blood red’, unheated gem has characteristics of a Mogok Valley ruby, renowned as the region associated with some of the most sought-after rubies in the world; Lot 1799, a mesmerizing 3.34 carat unheated sapphire from the famed mines of Kashmir set in a ring flanked by diamond shoulders, estimated at HKD 700,000; and Lot 1723, a captivating trio of oval-cut and heart-shaped vivid pink and pink sapphires set in a ring weighing 5.64, 2.11 and 1.80 carats respectively, estimated at HKD 520,000. The enchanting piece is further accentuated by a lovely diamond set frame, to the openwork gallery embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds and diamond accents of pink hue.

In view of further prized accoutrements, a range of timeless pieces include Lot 1794, a shiny rose Scheherazade Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35 by Hermès, estimated at HKD 360,000; Lot 1778, an intense dark green jadeite carved intricately as a rooster, bearing auspicious rebuses of flourishing business and great fortune; and numerous signed pieces including Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels and David Webb bring additional exhilaration to our seasonal auction.


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Results of the May 2016 Fine Jewels Auction


Luxeford’s spring Fine Jewels Auction was held on 16th May at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. We were pleased with the rapport received during the preview and at the sale, both from long-time and new clientele. Sensational, delicately remarkable pieces continued to charm our avid collectors.

Lot 1559, an 8.27-carat Colombian emerald and diamond ring by Harry Winston, was sold at HKD 780,000. Its vivid emerald green color is evenly distributed, exuding beautiful crystal luster. The stone is extremely clean to the naked eye and radiant.

Lot 1575, a diamond necklace, was sold at HKD 576,000. The classy necklace is gently graduated, beautifully set with approximately 65.60 carats of diamonds in total. The series of marquise-cut diamond quatrefoils each suspends an articulated pear-shaped diamond, whilst additional brilliant-cut diamond accents enhancing the necklace’s elegance.

Lot 1585, a limited edition diamond an onyx cuff bangle by Cartier, fetched HKD 552,000. Being one of the thirty (30) pieces created globally, the bangle is of modern and elegant stripes design, the gently flexible band pavé-set to the front with approximately 13.50 carats of brilliant-cut diamonds in total. It is gorgeously made, of fine workmanship.

Other selected items of classic designs sold include: Lot 1579, a sophisticated-looking sapphire and diamond necklace, is set with approximately 23.25 carats of sapphires and 28.75 carats of diamonds in total. The intense blue hue of the sapphires is stunning, the stones clean and luminous; Lot 1636, a pair of diamond ear pendants of chandelier design, comprises approximately 28.85 carats of sparkly diamonds in total. The stylishly dynamic design utilizes well-matched brilliant-cut diamonds in a cluster surmount, enhanced by pear-shaped diamond fringes; Lot 1527, a colored sapphire and diamond necklace, set with a beautiful suite of colored sapphires weighing approximately 95.05 carats as well as 26.20 carats of diamonds, exhibits swags of circular-cut multi-colored sapphire articulated clusters within brilliant-cut diamond surrounds, embellished with further accents; Lot 1609, a set of jadeite Chinese dominoes, the black jadeites all hand-carved to actual size and in the challenging tile-shape.

Collections from prestige design houses still hold resilient places. For instance Lot 1572, a necklace by Bucherer, featuring a strand of multi-colored oval-cut spinels of pastel hues, the stones of excellent clarity and high luminosity; Lot 1601, a boldly stylish acrylic glass and diamond bracelet by Vainard; Lot 1584, a pair of diamond earrings by Cartier, of stylized whirlwind design symbolizing auspicious clouds; Lot 1616, a classy Hermès Étoupe Togo Leather Kelly 28.

Our Head of Jewelry Asia, Mr. Edmond Chan, extends his gratitude to all participants. We cherish your presence and greatly look forward to seeing you at our Autumn Auction in 2016.


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PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS
Monday, 16thMay, 2016
Public Exhibitions: 13thto 16th May, 2016
Venue: Chatham Room, The Conrad Hong Kong, Admiralty, Hong Kong


Mr. Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: Impressive, first-class gemstones in a wide range of varieties remain highly desired. The fascinating luminosity of top-grade diamonds; the magical allure of rubies, sapphires and emeralds; the delicate patina of natural pearls; the refined sophistication of jadeites are presented in the dazzling selection at our Spring Auction.

Our top lots – the exclusive Lot 1558, a 14.36-carat D/VVS1 diamond ring, and Lot 1638, a 10.15-carat diamond ring, are both certified as Ex, Ex, Ex, displaying excellent cut, polish and symmetry. Those two stunning brilliant-cut diamonds are extremely sparkly, exuding beautiful brilliance, estimated at HKD 16 million and HKD 9.5 million respectively.

Lot 1560, a charming 5.84-carat cushion-cut unheated ruby and diamond ring, has a pre-sale estimate at HKD 2.5 million. The SSEF-certified gem from Burma (Myanmar), flanked by half-moon-shaped diamond shoulders, exhibits an exquisitely luminous and saturated purplish red color whilst being exceptionally transparent, scarce in rubies weighing over five carats. The piece looks both refined and radiant.

Lot 1586, a 26.00-carat antique-cushion-cut Ceylon (Sri Lanka) sapphire and diamond ring, is expected to fetch HKD 2 million. The handsomely clean natural sapphire displays a luscious and evenly distributed blue color, the sizeable gem SSEF-certified to have no indications of heating.

Gorgeous emerald beauties originating from Colombia are also of note: Lot 1561, a fine emerald and diamond necklace, comprises 37.70 carats of graduated oval-cut emeralds and 50.60 carats of brilliant-cut diamonds. Those elegant clusters alternate with florets set with pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamonds, and the necklace is estimated to be HKD 1.5 million; Lot 1590, a delicate pair of intense green emerald and diamond ear pendants set with approximately 47.06 carats of cabochon emeralds, have a pre-sale estimate of HKD 1 million; Lot 1559, an enchanting 8.27-carat emerald and diamond ring, has a pre-sale estimate of HKD 800,000.

Other timeless jewels highlighted in our Spring Auction include: Lot 1585, being one of the thirty (30) pieces created globally, the limited edition diamond and onyx cuff bangle by Cartier set with approximately 13.50 carats of diamonds is estimated at HKD 680,000; Lot 1652, an approximately 23.40-carat pear-shaped sapphire and diamond pendant necklace of crossover design set with a total of approximately 62.40 carats of diamonds, with estimated value at HKD 680,000; and Lots 1645, a rare gold keshi pearl, conch pearl and diamond necklace, strung with approximately 445.00 carats of baroque-drop-shaped keshi pearls, estimated at HKD 650,000.

Finely crafted quality jadeite items are a staple at all times: Lot 1557, an intense green jadeite bead necklace embellished with a ruby and diamond clasp, estimated at HKD 250,000; Lot 1556, an intense green and highly translucent jadeite saddle ring, estimated at HKD 80,000; and Lot 1609, a distinctive set of Chinese domino jadeite carvings, estimated at HKD 40,000, are to name but a few.

Last but not least, our auction is further enriched by unique objects of magnificence: Lot 1642, a masterfully crafted late-19th-century 24K yellow gold kettle, is estimated at HKD 260,000; Lot 1601, a contemporary acrylic glass and diamond bracelet by Vainard, estimated at HKD 150,000; and Lot 1617, a classy matte béton Niloticus crocodile Birkin 30 by Hermès, is estimated at HKD 380,000.


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EXCEPTIONAL FINE JEWELRY & HANDBAGS WITH LUXEFORD
Results of the Nov 2015 Fine Jewels & Handbags Auction


Luxeford’s autumn Fine Jewels & Handbags Auction was held on 10th November at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. We were delighted and thankful of the support at the auction in the heart of the imperfect economic environment. Our persistence in upholding the quality of items and professionalism has attracted both new and existing gem enthusiasts from the region as well as globally.

Classic and subtly spectacular pieces continue to be sought after by connoisseurs. Lot 1449, a 5.07-carat untreated vivid red (GRS type ‘Pigeon’s Blood’) Burmese ruby and diamond ring, its cheerfully lively design featuring the center ruby of evenly distributed, vibrant pigeon's blood red color, is gracefully pleasing to the eye. Lot 1487, an approximately 8.10-carat marquise-cut diamond ring, flanked by pentagonal diamond shoulders, the ring, whose principal diamond is of highly luminous faint champagne color, is of clean and unpretentious design but absolutely stunning when worn.

Our inaugurating handbag offerings saw zealous response to Hermès bag collections. Amid those precious articles, Lot 1404, a rare matte Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin; Lot 1402, an exceptional Shiny Rose Schéhérazade Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35 and Lot 1414, a Matte Vert Titien Alligator Birkin 35, to name but a few, were amongst the most exquisitely prized.

The rare and valuable gems from the ocean – natural pearls – are timeless emblems of sophistication. Lot 1456, a pair of natural pearl and diamond ear pendants of chandelier design, each round cream natural pearl and diamond suspending the semi-hourglass-shaped pavé-set diamond cap, natural pearl tassels and briolette diamond hems; Lot 1365, a natural pearl and diamond ring designed as a flower, enhances the natural pearl’s warm metallic luster and rose-green overtone; and Lot 1467, a tear-shaped conch pearl and diamond brooch of chrysanthemum design partially pavé-set with diamonds all-around, all prove that the allure of iridescence manifested in natural pearls withstand the test of time.

We are also honored that over 90% of private collection items were sold, and grateful to the private consignors for entrusting us with their pieces of heritage. Various lots also fetched prices greater than their high estimate: for instance Lot 1484, a set of jadeite and diamond jewelry; Lot 1350, an antique coral necklace; Lot 1433, a set of jadeite ‘mahjong’ carvings; Lot 1307 and Lot 1378, groups of ruby and diamond jewelry; Lot 1391 and Lot 1384, sets of sapphire and diamond jewelry as well as Lot 1382, a set of colored sapphire, colored diamond and diamond jewelry.

Our Head of Jewelry Asia, Mr. Edmond Chan, is indebted to the participation we received. We greatly look forward to seeing you at our Spring Auction in 2016.


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PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS & HANDBAGS
Tuesday, 10thNovember, 2015
Public Exhibitions: 7thto 10th November, 2015
Venue: Chatham Room, The Conrad Hong Kong, Admiralty, Hong Kong


Mr. Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: In view of the exhilarating dynamics of the global auction scene in 2015, fine gems such as rubies, spinels and natural pearls have fetched top prices-per-carat over the course of the year. Sentiment towards the fine jewelry arena is indeed positive in the near time horizon. As manifested in the activities of seasoned collectors and buyers alike -- those with bestowed gem treasures to be released, as well as those with robust purchasing power to acquire, view the present to be a mature moment. Amongst the numerous gorgeous pieces, Luxeford’s Autumn Auction unveils a handsome array of articles from private collections, as well as Hermès 2015 handbags. Some of the most coveted items include:

Lot 1438, a splendid 12.31-carat VVS1 pear-shaped fancy light pink diamond and diamond ring, exhibiting alluring sparkles and fire of a Type IIa diamond, is at an estimated value of HKD 24 million. This exceptionally chemically pure fancy light pink diamond is flanked by pear-shaped diamond shoulders weighing 1.26 and 1.20 carats respectively, further accentuated by the openwork gallery embellished with pavé-set brilliant-cut diamonds of pink hue.

Lot 1497, an enchanting jadeite necklace, at an estimated value of HKD 7.5 million, embodies the delightful bright green palette of nature. Comprising thirty-four gently graduated round jadeite beads of ‘冰種玉青’ genre and very good translucency, the beads, measuring approximately from 10.68 to 18.72 mm, resemble the grandeur of sizable South Sea pearls.

The aficionado will be enticed by Lot 1489, an impressive pair of unheated SSEF-certified ‘Royal Blue’ sapphire and diamond earrings. The oval-cut 12.00- and 11.20-carat sapphires, originating from Sri Lanka, have a pre-sale estimate of HKD 4.8 million. Without having undergone thermal treatment, the incomparable match of the sapphire pair’s rich and homogeneous colors, high clarity and marvelously proportioned cut are scarce in natural sapphires of such sizes.

This auction will also showcase Lot 1469, a pair of unmounted pear-shaped D color, Internally Flawless diamonds weighing 4.56 and Type IIa 4.52 carats, estimated at HKD 4 million. Another highlight would be Lot 1470, a rare 21.46-carat emerald and diamond ring, estimated at HKD 3.5 million. At over 20 carats, of Colombia origin, the eye-clean gem displays lively and intense bright emerald green color, exuding warm luminosity. Lot 1457, a charming natural pearl and diamond necklace, comprising three strands of well-matched fine cream pearls, is expected to fetch HKD 3.3 million. The fine appearance of the natural pearls with even, soft luster, against the antique diamond-set clasp, is a stupendous piece for the discerning collector.

We are also thrilled to present Lot 1488, a refined 3.81-carat unheated Burma scarlet red ruby and diamond ring, estimated at HKD 2.4 million; Lot 1336, a very rare top-quality Tsavorite garnet of over 10 carats - at a distinguished 12.76-carat, estimated at HKD 1.5 million; and Lot 1468, a pair of incredibly identical 4.05- and 4.03-carat heart-shaped Burma ‘Pigeon Blood’ red ruby ear studs, estimated at HKD 1.1 million.

In view of further prized accoutrements, selected Hermès handbags, inclusive of items from its 2015 edition such as Lot 1404, the Himalaya Niloticus, would bring additional exhilaration to our event.

Last but not least, other focal points include Lot 1496, a very high-dome jadeite cabochon and diamond ring; Lot 1455, a marquise jadeite cabochon and diamond ring, both from private collections, as well as Lot 1345, a 15.42-carat mandarin garnet and diamond ring, a remarkable specimen of such garnets weighing over five carats being gem quality.


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Results of the May 2015 Fine Jewels Auction


Luxeford’s spring Fine Jewels Auction was held on 25th May 2015 at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. We were thrilled to see and are greatly appreciative of the buzz at the auction in the midst of the stifling weather throughout the event.

Lot 1277, one of our top lots, featuring a vibrant 10.15-carat pear-shaped D/IF diamond of Type IIa, was sold at HKD 10.657 million. The ring, flanked by overlapping fan shoulders pavé-set with diamonds, epitomizes the most chemically pure type of diamond with exceptional optical transparency.

Lot 1265, a gorgeous V-shaped diamond rivière, was sold at HKD1.032 million. The sparkly necklace, featuring a total of approximately 49.00 carats’ diamonds, is set with subtly graduated baguette-cut diamonds accentuated to the front by brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum.

Lot 1225, a spectacular 8.17-carat unheated spinel and diamond ring, fetched a noteworthy value of HKD 996,000. The half-moon-shaped diamond shoulders effortlessly complement the luminous and scarce vivid orangy-red spinel of over eight carats. Its striking and profound color is evenly distributed, displaying vitreous luster.

Lot 1197, a stunning pair of emerald and diamond ear pendants, was sold at HKD 914,000. The approximately 17.55 carats of emeralds exude a luminous bluish-green color, accentuated by the approximately 15.65-carat two-tiered pear-shaped diamond border and links.

Lot 1257, one of our highlighted lots, an unmounted large fine-looking 21.35-carat conch pearl, was sold at HKD 756,000. The sophisticated pink oval double-sided cabochon exhibits the entire stone’s allure in full view.

Other magnificent items sold include: Lot 1252, a 4.84-carat unheated heart-shaped Burmese ruby and diamond ring displaying a very intense pink-red color, sold at HKD 744,000;

Lot 1190, a distinguished Gianmaria Buccellati butterfly brooch, sold at HKD 504,000. The unusually hefty piece is of size unseen at auctions in the past decades. The beautifully large golden Buccellati butterfly brooch embodies how actively collectors sought after significant pieces created by the famous Italian jeweler;

Lot 1156, a well-polished jadeite and diamond ring, was sold at HKD 408,000. The oval jadeite cabochon is of bright emerald green and very good translucency, surrounded with marquise-cut and pear-shaped diamonds and brilliant-cut diamond accents.

Further pieces from renowned design houses include:

Lot 1194, a sapphire, ruby and diamond ring by Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co., was sold at HKD 373,000. The stylized blossom set with a 12.42-carat unheated Sri Lankan sapphire of even intense cornflower blue color showcases the signature style of Jean Schlumberger and the delicate workmanship and eloquently stunning design of Tiffany & Co.;

Lot 1171, a delicate and meticulously crafted aquamarine, diamond and sapphire brooch by STERLÉ-PARIS, was sold at HKD 288,000. The approximately 50.00-carat aquamarine is of the vivid pastel blue Santa Maria species, visibly very clean, luminous and transparent.

Our Head of Jewelry Asia, Mr. Edmond Chan, is extremely pleased and deeply thankful for our participants’ presence and immense rapport. We hope you will continue to grace our upcoming events.


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PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS
Monday, 25thMay, 2015
Public Exhibitions: 22thto 25th May, 2015
Venue: Chatham Room, The Conrad Hong Kong, Admiralty, Hong Kong


Mr. Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: At our upcoming Spring Auction, we continue to embrace the alluring design, impeccable quality and incredible craftsmanship in the bountiful world of gorgeous fine jewelry. It is with great privilege that we again bring forth remarkable adornments that exemplify the scarcity and eminence of precious gems.

Of refined splendor and collectable scale, a 7.61-carat fancy purplish-pink diamond embellished with the rose-cut diamond border, rim, base, gallery and full tapered band of overlapping concentric semi-circles, will be offered at the sale for HKD 22 million.

The second important lot of the sale, a sophisticated necklace comprising forty-one round jadeite beads of rich emerald green color and very good translucency suffused with deep green color, measuring from approximately 10.60 to 13.60 mm, accentuated by the diamond-studded spherical clasp, has an estimated value of HKD 16 million.

A vibrant 10.15-carat pear-shaped D/IF diamond, Type IIa, flanked by overlapping fan shoulders pavé-set with diamonds, epitomizes the most chemically pure type of diamond with exceptional optical transparency. The ring has a pre-sale estimate of HKD 11 million.

Of notable significance is a ring by Alessio Boschi -- the 20.26-carat unheated sapphire of royal blue color, possessing high clarity and a superior degree of transparency, paired with the characteristic diamond and yellow-hued diamond settings, showcases the designer’s Roman Baroque heritage as well as his fascination with displaying his appreciation of the versatility of life. The ring is estimated at HKD 4.8 million.

A magnificent jadeite and diamond ring, the beautifully domed jadeite cabochon of evenly distributed vivid emerald green color, very good translucency, dense texture with extremely aqueous luster, has a pre-sale estimate of HKD 3 million. Another noteworthy ring exhibiting a delicately textured oval jadeite cabochon of even, brilliant 'Imperial green' color and high translucency, is of the ideal softly vitreous '塑料種' genus.

Presenting a vivacious 10.18-carat radiant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond that is internally flawless, flanked by pentagonal step-cut diamond shoulders, the ring is estimated at HKD 2.3 million.

Another stunning piece is an 8.17-carat unheated spinel and diamond ring. The half-moon-shaped diamond shoulders effortlessly complement the luminous, scarce vivid orangy-red spinel of over eight carats, with an estimate of HKD 850,000.

An unmounted large fine-looking 21.35-carat conch pearl, with the entire stone’s beauty in full view, the sophisticated pink oval double-sided cabochon has a pre-sale estimate of HKD 620,000.

Additional distinguished items consists of a Gianmaria Buccellati butterfly brooch -- the baroque cream and champagne pearl body to the pavé-set diamond textured wings, is of size unseen at auctions in the past decades. The unusually hefty piece is placed at an estimated value of HKD 350,000.

Further highlighted items from prestige jewelers include: a pair of Harry Winston diamond ear pendants, estimated at HKD 700,000; a Tiffany diamond bracelet, estimated at HKD 480,000; a Cartier jadeite and diamond ring, estimated at HKD 220,000; a Samuel Kung lavender jadeite and diamond ring, estimated at HKD 100,000; a Patrick Mauboussin kunzite, pink sapphire and diamond bangle, estimated at HKD 240,000.


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Luxeford’s autumn Fine Jewels Auction was held in November 2014, attracting clients and industry buyers from locally, the Asia region including Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Japan to name a few, as well as the U.S. and Europe. An enticing array of luxurious, quality items were offered.

Lot 993, a set of colored diamond and diamond jewelry, was sold at HKD 1.152 million. As one of the highlights from private collections, the sophisticated set of colored diamond and diamond jewelry presents nine principal diamonds ranging from fancy purplish pink to fancy deep pink colors, weighing from 1.12 to 0.38 carats.

Lot 1071, a fine-looking unheated vivid pink Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring, fetched HKD 864,000. The ring of bombé design centers upon the oval-cut gem of a rare size of 11.00 carats. The gorgeous stone is stylishly enhanced by the brilliant-cut diamond border, baguette-cut diamond shoulders and pavé-set brilliant-cut diamond dome to the half-hoop.

Lot 997, a pair of delicately intense vivid emerald green jadeite and diamond earrings, were sold at HKD 648,000. The finely transparent but beautifully compact jadeite cabochons of ‘lao keng’ genus (‘老坑玻璃種’) were another highlighted lot in this auction.

Other magnificent pieces sold include: Lot 929, a delicately classy 8.14-carat unheated Ceylon Padparadscha sapphire and diamond ring, at HKD 528,000; Lot 1061, a 9.84-carat Colombian emerald and diamond ring, at HKD 408,000; Lot 943, a set of jadeite and diamond jewelry, which attracted fierce competition, was sold at HKD 144,000, over three times the low estimate.

With the festive season approaching, red and rosy hues appeared to be the favourites of many. For instance, Lot 1032, an approximately 4.64-carat unheated Tajikistan vivid red (GRS type ‘pigeon’s blood’) ruby and diamond ring, was sold at HKD 216,000; Lot 1082, a pair of approximately 9.83- and 8.06-carat unheated Burma star ruby and diamond earrings, were sold at HKD 180,000.

Designs of classic style through to modern chic were equally well-received. Lots 1003 and 1004, a pair of ‘Tickle Me Feather’ black resin earrings in limited edition, and a pair of ‘Carnaval a Venise’ titanium and glass earrings, both by the brilliantly creative Paris-based designer JAR (Joel Arthur Rosenthal), were sold at HKD 54,000 and HKD 26,400 respectively. Classic designs such as Lot 1088, a 22-carat diamond rivière was sold at HKD 216,000, whilst Lot 1104, an alluring natural pearl, ruby and diamond necklace was sold at HKD 204,000.

Our Head of Jewelry Asia, Mr. Edmond Chan, would like to thank all participants. We were delighted about the rapport gained from old and new clients alike, as well as seeing many new faces. We have certainly taken a significant step in further establishing Luxeford’s brand in the business.


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PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS
Thursday, 20thNovember, 2014
Public Exhibitions: 17thto 20th November, 2014
Venue: Tian & Di Rooms, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Central, Hong Kong


Mr. Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: It is a great blessing that our collection this fall reflects the true intensity and excitement that we have been anticipating. Luxeford is pleased to offer a variety of choice fine jewelry and watches alongside decorative art items. This sale will feature over 200 lots, presenting designs and workmanship from eras ranging from the Art Deco period, Retro through to the Digital Age, of such famous designers as “JAR”. Highly important gemstones and exquisite jewellery will continue to sparkle in our upcoming auction in Hong Kong, taking place on Thursday, 20th November.

The rarity and quality of invaluable gemstones and fine jewellery continue to enthuse and aspire. Featuring an exquisite 22.79-carat Colombian emerald, the ring, vibrantly set with the octagonal step-cut gem flanked by trilliant-cut diamond shoulders, is estimated at HKD 7.2 million.

A vivacious 11.16-carat unheated Kashmir sapphire ring, adorned by its equally stunning emerald shoulders and pavé-set diamond surround, has a presale estimate of HKD 3.2 million.

Of subtle magnificence, a jadeite necklace comprising sixty-eight gently graduated jadeite beads whose remarkably uniform sizes of the beads and mesmerizing apple green color suffused with bright green patches and good translucency is also calling for HKD 1.2 million. Also of notable importance is a longstanding jadeite bangle -- the cylindrical carving of rich emerald green color with bright green and deep green suffusion paired with its glassy translucency, with its dewy texture and saturated tone, is calling for an estimate of HKD 350,000.

A graciously striking 25.71-carat unheated Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring, of intense cornflower blue colour, is estimated at HKD 1.2 million.

A fine-looking 11.00-carat unheated vivid pink sapphire from Ceylon, the ring of bombé design, centering upon the oval-cut gem of such rare size by the brilliant-cut diamond border, baguette-cut diamond shoulders and pavé-set brilliant-cut diamond dome to the half-hoop, is estimated at HKD 800,000.

Highlights from private collections include a sophisticated set of colored diamond and diamond jewelry, presenting nine diamonds ranging from fancy purplish pink to fancy deep pink colors weighing 1.12 to 0.38 carats, having an estimated value of HKD 1 million.

Additional items include an important Van Cleef & Arpels diamond bracelet, comprising approximately 44.00 carats of E to F/VVS to VS diamonds, estimated at HKD 1.3 million, as well as pieces from other renowned jewellery houses such as Buccellati, Harry Winston, Cartier and Tiffany & Co.. Further anticipated items include: a radiant approximately 4.04-carat ruby and diamond ring, estimated at HKD 880,000; a pair of delicately intense emerald green jadeite and diamond earrings set with finely transparent but beautifully compact jadeite cabochons of ‘lao keng’ genus, having a presale estimate of HKD 600,000; and an approximately 11.81-carat cat’s eye cabochon and diamond ring displaying well-centered, pronounced chatoyancy of the fascinating double-cat’s-eye effect, estimated at HKD 230,000.


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Results of the May 2014 Fine Jewels Auction


Luxeford’s spring Fine Jewels Auction was held in May 2014 at the heart of Hong Kong’s Central Business District. Both the preview exhibition and the auction saw the participation of a great many eager attendees, attracting a high level of attention from connoisseurs, clients and industry buyers alike.

Lot 733, one of our season’s highlights, an 19.30-carat sapphire and diamond ring, enticed fierce competition amongst many and was sold at HKD 1.08 million, five times higher than the low estimate. The natural Ceylon (Sri Lankan) sapphire is of intense cornflower blue color, very clean clarity and has no indication of thermal treatment.

Lot 890, a fancy-colored diamond and diamond ring, was sold at HKD 768,000. The trio of fancy vivid yellow, fancy blue-gray and fancy orangy pink diamonds, weighing 1.07, 1.06 and 1.01 carats respectively, exhibit concentrated and even colors as well as lots of sparkle.

Lot 884, a jadeite and diamond ring, sold for HKD 624,000, double the low estimate. The beautifully-domed and well-polished jadeite cabochon unveils its classy, vivid emerald green color and high translucency.

Lot 847, a 5.09-carat Padparadscha sapphire and diamond ring, was sold at HKD 264,000, also twice the low estimate. The gorgeous orange-pink Padparadscha is accentuated by the finely-set purplish pink, light bluish-violet, green, grayish-green, yellow, orange, peach and light brown sapphire bombé quarter-hoop.

Pieces from foremost jewellery houses also fascinated supporters of their own. Lot 742, a fancy Bulgari ladies’ diamond wristwatch, was sold at HKD 108,000, close to two times the low estimate. Lot 749, a Mikimoto conch pearl and diamond ring, was sold at HKD 336,000. The conch pearl’s evenly distributed baby pink color is intense and lively, its natural flame-like pattern easily noticeable.

Pursue of exquisite pieces of dazzling colors continue. Lot 750, a 12.26-carat Tsavorite garnet and diamond ring, was sold at HKD 576,000. Lot 757, a set of sapphire and diamond jewelry comprising 108.90 carats sapphires, was sold at HKD 1.5 million. Lot 796, a set of jadeite, ruby and yellow diamond Jewelry, was sold for HKD 168,000, close to three times the low estimate.

Lot 866, a 6.03-carat Colombian emerald and diamond ring, was sold at HKD 660,000. Last but not least, Lot 821, an 11.35-carat Spessartite garnet and diamond ring, with its intense sepia/ brownish-orange color-changing principal stone of scarce size, was sold at HKD 72,000.

Our Head of Jewelry Asia, Edmond Chan, is exhilarated at the enthusiasm of all who participated. We greatly look forward to re-enacting the buzz and excitement at our next event in autumn.


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PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS
22ndMAY 2014
Public Exhibitions: 19thMay to 22nd May


Mr. Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: this season sees a natural flow of interests for fine colored gemstone pieces and diamonds alike. With stylishness, refinement and versatility in mind, we have gathered an array of vibrant and fascinating pieces that evoke the senses.

A captivating necklace, suspending a 34.46 carat modified emerald-cut fancy intense yellow diamond of VS2 clarity accentuated by a total of 67.30 carat diamonds - the brilliant-cut diamond border to the heart-shaped diamond bail within a diamond-set surround, to the necklace set to the front in garland design with pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds, extending to the graduated diamond-set back - has a pre-sale estimate of HKD 14 million.

A handsome pair of Colombian emerald and diamond ear pendants, the pear-shaped emeralds weighing 19.72 and 20.18 carats respectively, enhanced by brilliant-cut diamond surrounds and links, joined to the surmounts, are presented with an estimated value of HKD 8 million.

A mesmerizing 5.66 carat unheated Kashmir sapphire ring flanked by two 1.51 carat diamonds, calling for an estimate of HKD 2.2 million.

Another focal point, an exquisite pair of natural pearl and diamond ear pendants of art-deco design, each bezel-set old circular-cut diamond surmount, articulated links and cap suspending a drop-shaped slightly cream pearl, measuring 10.55 x 10.65 x 16.60 mm and 10.10 x 10.30 x 17.00 mm, have an estimated value of HKD 1.4 million.

Set with a total of 208.60 carats unheated Mozambique pigeon blood rubies, the gorgeous set of ruby and diamond necklace and ear pendants are estimated at HKD 960,000.

Invariantly nestling the motif of colors, a very fine necklace comprising 574 vari-toned natural pearls, estimated at HKD 2 million; a gorgeous fancy vivid yellow, fancy blue-gray and fancy orangy pink diamond ring, estimated at HKD 680,000; a remarkably large 12.26 carat unheated Tsavorite garnet and diamond ring, estimated at HKD 480,000; a beautiful 19.30 carat unheated Ceylon bright cornflower blue sapphire and diamond ring, estimated at HKD 200,000; a dazzling 5.09 carat unheated Padparadscha, colored sapphire and diamond ring, estimated at HKD 120,000; a charming violet jadeite and diamond ring of vivid lavender color, the jadeite finely polish and of very good translucency, accentuated by the pavé-set diamond rim to the bombé half-hoop, has a pre-auction estimate of HKD 100,000. All are exquisite pieces to collect.

Further items of interest include: a 5.53 carat F color and VVS clarity diamond ring; a 47.80 carat cat’s eye chrysoberyl ring and diamond ring; a 20.96 carat black opal and diamond ring; a 25.89 carat unheated Mozambique Paraiba tourmaline and diamond pendant necklace, and a Mikimoto conch pearl and diamond ring.


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Results of the November 2013 Fine Jewels Auction


Luxeford’s autumn Fine Jewels Auction was held in November 2013 in Hong Kong. We were thrilledthe event attracted plenty of attention and participation from both current and new clients as well asacknowledged industry professionals.

Lot 685,one of our season’s highlights, a fine high-dome oval jadeite cabochon and diamond ring, was sold at HK$ 1,104,000.The semi-navette shape natural jadeite of intense emerald green color and very good translucency. The cabochon’s size, shape and thickness greatly enhance its hue saturation.

Another of our season’s attractions, Lot 551, a 26.88-carat Colombian emerald and diamond ring, was sold at HK$660,000, significantly higher than the low estimate of HK$320,000. Its great luster and Chivoz bluish green tone is dazzling. Quality, well-maintained emeralds of such size are rare.

The quest for simple, classy designs is eternally present. Lot 550, a pair of earrings of stunningfoliage cluster design set with eighteen pear-shaped diamonds weighing 18.27 carats in total, was sold at HK$624,000.Lot 601, a sophisticatedly refinedjadeite and diamond necklace comprising an articulated festoon of twenty-three oval natural jadeite cabochons, was sold at HK$660,000.

Aficionados enthused in keenlypursuing objects of splendor to their tastes: Lot 528, a 7.00-carat unheated color-change cat’s eye alexandrite and diamond ring, was sold at HK$228,000, three times higher than the low estimate; Lot 538, a lady’s diamond wristwatch by Patek Philippe with classic 18K white gold integral mesh band, was sold at HK$72,000, three times higher than the low estimate; Lot 578, a 8.06-carat Siam ruby and diamond ring, was sold at 276,000, two times higher than the low estimate.Other exquisite items sold include Lot 523, an unheated cat’s eye vivid greenish-yellow chrysoberyl and diamond ring, 13.95 carats; Lot 637, an unheated high-dome cabochon opal and diamond ring, 7.97 carats; and Lot 600, a pair of uncarved fine jadeite plaques.

Last but not least,definitiveelegance continues to manifest in gorgeous natural pearls– Lot 607, Lot 608 and Lot 610 were sold at HK$228,000, HK$324,000 and HK$384,000 respectively. Lot 607, a pair of natural pearl and diamond earrings with strikingly elegant contrast between the pearls of mauve and champagne colors; Lot 608, a rivièrenecklace of 115 graduated cream pearls; and Lot 610, the Edwardian natural pearl and diamond pendants are all embodiments of nature’s beauty.

Our Head of Jewelry Asia, Edmond Chan, expresses his gratitude to all. We appreciate your incessant support and involvement, and look forward to seeing you next year in the wake of spring.


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PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS
19thNOVEMBER 2013
Public Exhibitions: 16thNovember to 19th November


Mr. Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: Stunning, high-quality gemstones of all kinds continue to be sought after in the market, the enchanting radiance of unheated rubies, sapphires and emeralds continually contending the refined luster of jadeite and natural pearls.

Taking in a gorgeous array of items, our autumn auction presents an extensive selection - some of graceful vintage beauty, others enriched by sleek and contemporary design essence, all masterfully handcrafted. The fine objects of attraction will speak for themselves:

An enchanting natural pearl and diamond pendent necklace, designed as a sautoir comprising sixty-six graduated off-round natural pearls, suspending a brilliant-cut diamond weighing approximately 8.20 carats and a series of drop-shaped natural pearls, at an estimated value of HKD 3.2 million. The well-matched series of natural pearls make the subtly glamorous piece highly collectable.

The enthusiast will be lured by the uncommon Thai natural ruby and diamond ring, with a pre-sale estimate at a minimum of HKD 1.8 million. In the old days, Thai rubies have been extensively used in the royal jewels of Thailand. Regrettably, prominent mines in Thailand have become extinct on account of senseless exploitation, therefore no longer producing today. Over 99% of Thai rubies available in the market have undergone technical heat treatments. This untreated oval-cut 5.61 carat ruby is hence a rare specimen of the fine top quality unheated materials.

The beautifully thick, double-sided, translucent bright emerald green jadeite ‘Huaigu’ pendants exude a charming contrast against the cabochon sapphire surmounts on a pair of jadeite, sapphire and diamond ear pendants with an estimated value of HKD 800,000.

Equally fine-looking is a high-dome oval jadeite cabochon ring, its intense emerald green color and very good translucency is accentuated by the pavé-set diamond bombé gallery and half-hoop, estimated at HKD 700,000.

Other timeless pieces highlighted in this auction include: a Colombian octagonal step-cut emerald and diamond pendent necklace, 28.13 carats, pendant detachable; a Burmese oval-cut unheated ruby and diamond ring, 10.17 carats; a pair of Sri Lankan unheated oval-cut sapphire and diamond earrings, 21.35 and 21.29 carats; a rectangular cushion-cut unheated royal blue sapphire ring, 15.50 carats. Those adornments are embodiments of classic charm.

In exhibition of blending everlasting with contemporary elements, we present exquisite pieces from jeweler-turned-designers: from Simon Rudle, of Russian origin, an 81-carat diamond choker displaying asymmetric flows of art-deco-styled links and mini foliage clusters; from Pierre Sterlé, of French origin, a sapphire, turquoise and diamond brooch of stylized floral theme showcased in a delicately peculiar play of precious and semi-precious gemstones. Last but not least, a Cartier antique diamond necklace, circa 1920, the Art Deco old mine-cut diamond chevron links sophisticatedly enhanced by diamond-set geometric hoops and a detachable clasp.


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Results of the May 2013 Fine Jewels Auction


Luxeford’s spring Fine Jewels Auction was held in May 2013, in the midst of the rare black rainstorm signal in Hong Kong. The enthusiasm of the attendees was not lessened, and we were excited to have the presence of existing and new buyers alike. The sale also attracted high level of interest from numerous trade professionals.

Amongst the array of coveted items, Lot 425, the important oval-cut ruby and diamond ring was sold at HK$2,880,000. The 7.11-carat natural ruby originates from Tanzania and displays an evenly distributed vibrant red color without undergoing thermal treatments. Its combined qualities in color, translucency and cut proportion are rare in natural rubies of this size and highly sought after in the market.

Lot 415, a pair of Harry Winston sapphire and diamond earrings, another highlighted lot, were sold at HK$780,000. The unheated natural sapphires of gorgeously homogeneous royal blue tone, weighing8.58 carats and 7.00 carats respectively, and the simple but elegantly designed items embody the quality and beauty pertaining to Harry Winston’s works.

Lot 419, the precious rock crystal ‘Guan Yin’ carving of Wallace Chan, proved to be a huge favorite at the auction with both Asian and international bidders. Circa 1998, the exquisite Goddess of Mercy masterpiece attracted fierce competition and sold for HK$264,000, which was six times higher than the low estimate of HK$40,000.

Lot 356, a spinel, pink sapphire and diamond ring, was sold at HK$420,000, over five times higher than the low estimate of HK$75,000. The 7.60-carat untreated natural spinel is of strong, natural vivid pink color, and the beautifully lively ring was successfully bid by an overseas patron.

Our private Asian collection of colored gemstone accessories also attained outstanding results. Amongst the many sold items included Lot 317, an untreated step-cut pastel blue aquamarine pendant, of a rare 16.00 carats; Lot 320, a fine unheated rubellite tourmaline pendant, 50.40 carats; Lot 325, an unheated yellowish-green grossularite garnet (sapphire) ring/pendant, of an unusual 33.08 carats; and Lot 477, a jadeite pendant in a leaf carving of brilliant emerald green color and high translucency.

Our Head of Jewelry Asia, Edmond Chan, would like to thank all for participating in this exhilarating event, and is appreciative of such promising results. We are delighted to have the cross-country support from Greater China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the States and South Africa, and look forward to seeing you in the autumn of 2013.


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PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS
22ndMAY 2013
Public Exhibitions: 19thMay to 22nd May


Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: In recent trade shows we have seen the imbalance of demand and supply in high-value gemstones, coupled by the inconsistent sources of exquisite rough stones,consequently leading to the scarcity of both polished stonesand finished jewelry; the market is flooded with consumers in search of quality items that are worthy of buying.

With the onset of springtime, the underlying theme in our May 2013 auction is depicted in an array of important semi-precious stones, embodying the delightful palette of nature. In celebration of the marvelous shades and hues, our most coveted items include:

An extraordinary pair of natural conch pearl ear pendants – suspending conch pearl drops exhibiting alluring orient and flame of salmon-colored orange-pink, the most sought-after hue – at an estimated value of HK$ 1.2 million. Conch pearls can hardly be obtained from the beautiful Queen Conch, hence very few can be selected to form a matching pair. The extremely scarce and valuable duo are accentuated by the luster of the gray natural pearl surmounts.

A splendid jadeite and diamond leaf pendant at an estimated value of HK$ 900,000. The enchanting emerald green color and high translucency spells freshness and vitality. Other jadeite objects of grandeur encompassa cylindrical jadeite band of bright green color and good translucency of estimated value HK$ 1.6 million, as well as a necklace comprising graduated lavender jadeite beads of glassy translucency, the center bead measuring 15.17 mm.

The connoisseur will be enticed by the exquisite Tanzanian natural ruby and diamond ring. The untreated oval-cut 7.11 carat ruby has a pre-sale estimate at a minimum of HK$ 2.8 million. Without having undergone thermal treatment, the exceptional combination of its saturated and homogeneous color, high level of glassy translucency and finely proportioned cutis rare in natural rubies of such size.

This auction also features a private selective collection of accessories showcasing a pleasurable array of colors portrayed in an assortment of gemstones, highlighted by: an unheated triangular-cut yellowish-green grossularite garnet ring/pendant, 33.08 carats, of East African origin; a rare untreated step-cut pastel blue aquamarine pendant, 16.00 carats; a natural Mexican fire opal ring, 10.00 carats. The kaleidoscopic displays of colors embodied in the items are a charming range.

With spring in the air, our focal point casts light on Catherine Sauvage, an important designer based in the prestigious Königsallee (Kings-Street) in Düsseldorf. Her stupendous signature brooch centering upon an en tremblant 57.90 carat aquamarine blossoms through its avant-garde floral design, bringing an exquisite blend of French savoir-vivre and German precision.

We are also most honored to present a masterpiece of Wallace Chan, the internationally renowned Asian craftsman. The truly precious rock crystal carving, circa 1998, is reminiscent of the remarkable sculptor and jeweler’s earliest batch of works, whose adaptations were dominated by serene themes of the Buddha and Guan Yin (The Goddess of Mercy).


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Results of the November 2012 Fine Jewels Auction


Luxeford had its debut Fine Jewels Auction in November 2012, attracting many buyers and trade interest and the result was highly promising.

Amongst the diversified collection sold, the important pair of Natural Pearl Ear Pendants sold at HK$2,400,000, and the two rows of Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace, measuring from4.00 to 9.50mm was sold at HK$1,440,000 to an anonymous bidder against strong competition.Natural pearls are extremely difficult to come by nowadays, and demands in the market remains strong and competitive in South East Asia.

Another key highlight included lot 206, a pair of Oval-Cut Diamond Ear Studs, the magnificent pair weighing at 4.06 and 4.51 carats, both are D color and VS1, VS2 was sold for HK$2,700,000. Another piece attractingfiercely competition was the set of Lavender Jadeite Jewelry sold for HK$600,000. Jadeite has always been a timeless classic, and its escalating demand in the market is undeniable.

Other outstanding results are as follows:
Lot 94, a set of intense emerald green Jadeite and Diamond Jewelry, a necklace and earrings of jadeite Huaigu selling for HK$252,000 which was five times higher than the low estimate of HK$50.000

Lot 98 a Jadeite and Gold Necklace by Carvin French, a famous jeweler, sold for HK$192,000 which was more than doublethe low estimate.

Our Head of Jewelry Asia, Edmond Chan, would like to thank everyone for joining us in this exciting event. It is our pleasure to have served you and we look forward to seeing you in the spring of 2013.


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PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS
ON 20th NOVEMBER 2012
Public Exhibitions: 17 November to 19 November

Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford:In May 2012 Luxeford Auction house moved on to the Hong Kong auction scene, after our initial success we are proud to announce our upcoming Fine Jewels Sale to be held at the Luxurious Renaissance Harbour View hotel in Hong Kong. Bringing together the finestand most elegant Jewels from around the world, our collection of the most beautiful premiere Jewels includes:

A magnificent Pear-shaped Diamond Pendant of 10.12 carats E VVS1, valued at an estimated HK$7,200,000.

An important collection of various-cuts ofvery fine quality diamond pairs – Round, Oval and Step-cut, the highlight of this fine collection rests on a pair of unmounted Pear-shaped D-IF, Type IIa diamonds; and a pair of Heart-Shaped Diamond Ear Studs, 5.07 and 5.58 carat D VS1 and E VVS1 clarity, with an estimated valued of HK$5,600,000. Pairs of either kind have been seen very rarely in auctions recently.

A stunning pair of natural pearl drop earrings with an estimated value of HK$2,800,000: Because of the rare nature of natural pearl drops, only a few can be selected to become matching pairs, measuring 10.41 x 10.56 x 18.73mm and 10.30 x 10.50 x 17.84mm; a connoisseur would never pass-up an opportunity to bid for these precious items.

The astute collector will be drawn to a particularly good, important Colombian Emerald and diamond Ring. The untreated step-cut 6.55 carat Emerald is valued at HK$1,300,000.

Circa 1915, from a dynamic century, a Natural Pearl, Onyx and Diamond Tiara, valued at HK$400,000; of Hellenistic-bandeau style, in very good condition and carrying a grace and serenity that contrasts with modern times.

A high dome Mexican white Opal and Diamond Ring weighing 24.37 carats with lovely play of color, which has an estimated value of HK$400,000.

Our Eastern Jewels and Jadeites are just as impressive. Auspicious imagery, craftsmanship and beautiful design, are associated with an Important Jadeite and Diamond Pendant. A plaque of vivid emerald green, with bats, coins and ling-zhi for fortune and longevity and a magpie and plum-blossom for happiness, carved in exquisite detail. This piece is a must for the jadeite collector with color, translucency and thickness to make it truly desirable. It measures 45.55 x 21.90 x 7.32 mm and has an estimated value of HK$2,200,000.

Ancient style meets modern chic in a Jadeite Bead Necklace of beautiful bright green jadeite, rich red rubies and stylish black onyx; accented with occasional diamond settings. This impressive 114.67 cm long necklace has an estimated value of HK$ 1,800,000.

A sweet colored oval-shaped cabochon Jadeite and Diamond Ring, in amazing royal green color, the cabochon measures 21.05 x 14.70 x 4.50 mm and the piece has an estimated value of HK$1,350,000.

A fine-looking piece in this auction is an Important Jadeite Dragon Pendant,depicting a sinuous splendid dragon round a large fireball-pearl of fine carving.This piece of beautiful icy jadeite is suffused with subtle lavender hue and its translucency is of crystalline clarity. It measures 55.25 x 55.78 x 12.28 mm and its estimated value is HK$1,200,000.






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The Luxeford silent sale, held on 28th May 2012 ahead of its up-coming November Launch has been a widely held success.

Our Head of Jewelry Asia Edmond Chan would like to take this chance to thank all of the clients, both buyers and sellers who have helped make this sale really outstanding.The sale attracted many overseas clients as well as clients from East Asia and Hong Kong.

Interest was shown across the board, but especially in the quality diamond items such as Lot 30 a pair of diamond ear studs at 2.10 and 2.20 carats (est. HK$150,000-250,000 / US$19,000-32,000) selling with strong competition at HK$336,000 double the estimate. Lady’s watches also fared well, all sold, the pieces including the star Lot 26, a Harry Winston “Premier Biretrograde” Lady’s diamond wristwatch (est. HK$90,000-120,000 / US$11,000-15,000) sold at HK$144,000. The sale also included a good amount of Colored gem pieces and interesting Jadeite jewelry and carvings. The impressive 56.12 carat rubellite cabochon ring (est. HK$120,000-180,000 / US$15,000-23,000) selling at the same price as the star Lot, indicating there is still a strong interest in rubellite in the market.

With the tremendous success of this sale, Luxeford is setting off at full speed to the upcoming November Sale. It is our pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to seeing you again in November 2012.









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A Sale of Jewelry and Jadeite

Luxeford is proud to present a silent auction on the 28th May 2012. Featuring and highlighting a comprehensive range of jewelry, with both jadeite and gemstones in stylish settings. Our Jadeite collections include a pair of cylindrical jadeite bangles of white color and good translucency; a large white jade "Guan Yin" pendant, 70.00 mm by 42.2 mm by 7.40 mm in size and a Dragon Seal for the year of that name. Throughout Chinese history the dragon has been treated with utmost respect and its only permitted symbolic use was by the Emperor. In this day and age this deep tri-colored, beautifully carved Dragon seal represents auspicious, longevity and is a symbol of power and success.
Our gemstone collection includes a nice 56.12 carats Rubellite high dome cabochon ring with intense raspberry color, which shows no indication of treatment; a ruby bead and diamond jewelry set; a unique vivid pink color oval cut kunzite diamond brooch/pendant in scrolling filigree design weighing approximately 91.30 carats, among others. Besides our fine jewels, we are also delighted to present a lady's Premiere Biretrograde Harry Winston diamond set wristwatch.
Our Jewelry specialists welcome the opportunity to share their market knowledge with you. We would be delighted to meet you to discuss bidding and to provide complimentary and confidential valuations.

VIEWING:  21 – 28 May, 9 am to 6 pm
AUCTION:  Monday May 28, 6:00 pm

With Compliments from Edmond chan, Head of Jewelry Asia


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