MAY 2016 SALE OF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXCEPTIONAL FINE JEWELS WITH LUXEFORD
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.
MAY 2016 SALE OF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS
TUESDAY, 16TH MAY, 2016
PUBLIC EXHIBITION: 13TH TO 16TH MAY, 2016
VENUE: CONRAD HOTEL, 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.