MAY 2015 SALE OF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXCEPTIONAL FINE JEWELRY LUXEFORD
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.
MAY 2015 SALE OF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS
MONDAY, 25TH MAY, 2015
PUBLIC EXHIBITION: 22ND TO 25TH MAY, 2015
VENUE: CONRAD HOTEL, 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.