NOV 2014 SALE OF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXCEPTIONAL FINE JEWELRY LUXEFORD
RESULTS OF THE NOVEMBER 2014 FINE JEWELS AUCTION
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.
NOV 2014 SALE OF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS
THURSDAY, 20TH NOVEMBER, 2014
PUBLIC EXHIBITION: 17TH TO 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.