NOV 2013 SALE OF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXCEPTIONAL FINE JEWELRY LUXEFORD
RESULTS OF THE NOVEMBER 2013 FINE JEWELS AUCTION
Luxeford’s autumn Fine Jewels Auction was held in November 2013 in Hong Kong. We were thrilled the event attracted plenty of attention and participation from both current and new clients as well as acknowledged 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 stunning foliage cluster design set with eighteen pear-shaped diamonds weighing 18.27 carats in total, was sold at HK$624,000. Lot 601, a sophisticatedly refined jadeite and diamond necklace comprising an articulated festoon of twenty-three oval natural jadeite cabochons, was sold at HK$660,000.
Aficionados enthused in keenly pursuing 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, definitive elegance 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 rivière necklace 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.
NOV 2013 SALE OF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS
THURSDAY, 19TH NOVEMBER, 2013
PUBLIC EXHIBITION: 16TH TO 19TH NOVEMBER, 2013
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.