NOV 2016 SALE OF
FINE JEWELS & LUXURY ACCESSORIES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
NOV 2016 SALE OF
FINE JEWELS & LUXURY ACCESSORIES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS AND LUXURY ACCESSORIES
TUESDAY, 8TH NOVEMBER, 2016
PUBLIC EXHIBITION: 5TH TO 8TH NOVEMBER, 2016
VENUE: CONRAD HOTEL, 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 accouterments, 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.