MAY 2017 SALE OF
FINE JEWELS & WATCHES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXCEPTIONAL FINE JEWELS & WATCHES WITH LUXEFORD
RESULTS OF THE MAY 2017 FINE JEWELS & WATCHES AUCTION
Luxeford’s Spring Fine Jewels & Watches auction was held on 19th May in Hong Kong. We are thankful and delighted towards the support we received at the auction. Both the preview exhibition and the auction saw participation of great attendees, attracting attention from connoisseurs, clients and industry buyers alike.
This season we saw an allurement for fine green colored gemstones and diamonds – Lot 2016, a beautiful pair of jadeite and diamond earrings, each suspending an elongated oval jadeite cabochon of bright emerald green color and high translucency, to the surmount of brilliant-cut diamond. The exquisite pair fetched HK$1,440,000. Another spectacular lot 1950, a 5.11 carats Colombia emerald and diamond ring, the cushion-cut emerald is of green color with no indications of clarity enhancement and was sold for HK$732,000. As well as, Lot 1961, a rare 1.80 carats cut-cornered square brilliant-cut fancy light green diamond and diamond ring was sold for HK$ 384,000.
Exceptional diamond rings continued to be a favorite amongst our aficionados – Lot 1951, a Type IIa, D color, Internally Flawless pear-shaped brilliant-cut diamond ring with excellent polish and symmetry was sold for HK$1,140,000; lot 2054, a 5.01 carats oval-cut, F color, VVS1 clarity, Ex, Ex, diamond ring was sold for HK$960,000 and lot 2047, a 7.94 carats brilliant-cut diamond ring by Bulgari fetched HK$660,000 at the auction.
A number of audiences also showed immense interest to our fine watches collection: Lot 2019, Cartier’s ‘Tank Cintrée’ model with two time zones with Roman numerals in a large rectangular curved case, two sapphire –set winding crowns, in mechanical movements; lot 2029, Girard-Perregaux’ s oval white mother-of-pearl dial, diamond set case with onyx crown and a subsidiary dial for running seconds and lot 1945, the classic ‘Panthère’ bangle bracelet watch by Cartier.
Other intriguing items that caught great attention include, lot 2017, a multi gemstone tapestry of floral motif, densely embroidered with silk, gold, silver and brass thread to the tassel broader and embellished with mother of pearl, lapis lazuli, malachite, jade, tiger eye and other semi-precious stones woven intricately; lot 2053, a coral neck necklace with twenty-six slightly graduated red coral ‘corallium rubrum’ beads, joined by a hexagonal and engraved clasp and lot 1931, a horse head design brooch/pendant necklace by Schroeder. The horse head was very lively in appearance and accentuated by onyx eyes and brilliant-cut pave-set diamond mane.
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 2017.
MAY 2017 SALE OF
FINE JEWELS & WATCHES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS AND WATCHES
FRIDAY, 19TH MAY, 2017
PUBLIC EXHIBITION: 16TH TO 19TH MAY, 2017
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 allure of fine colored gemstone pieces and diamonds alike. It is with great privilege that we bring forth remarkable adornments of incredible craftsmanship and impeccable quality epitomizing the scarcity and eminence of precious gems.
Our top lots: Lot 2051 showcases an impressive necklace of twenty-two graduated cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut Fancy Yellow diamonds weighing 95.37 carats in total. Among these diamonds, all are of natural Fancy Yellow color and most with VVS2 or above clarity, truly a scarce collector piece at an estimation of HK$8,000,000.
Lot 2052, an exquisite necklace is designed as a series of articulated motifs, set with forty-seven graduated oval-shaped rubies weighing approximately 53.77 carats in total, further accentuated by diamonds of varying cuts. The alluring rubies are been certified as “Red”, originates from Mogok, Burma and a collection of such exceptional unheated rubies are phenomenally rare. Exhibiting style and magnificence, the important necklace has a pre-sale estimate of HK$ 6,500,000.
Other outstanding and enticing items are Lot 2016, a pair of bright emerald green jadeite earrings with high translucency and fine texture, estimated at HK$1,500,000; Lot 2013, a pair of icy color jadeite bangles, with an estimate of HK$ 320,000. The bangles are each of thick jadeite bands with a lovely icy light celadon green color palette with emerald green suffusion and high translucency.
This season we will also exhibit numbers of dazzling colored and colorless diamond jewelry: Lot 1985, a superb pair of diamond and colored diamond ear pendants with the spectacular 8.25 carats and 8.03 carats pear-shaped diamonds, suspended by a foliate surmount. The stunning ear pendants have an estimation of HK$3,000,000.
In addition to our colorless diamond jewelry collection: Lot 1951, a D color Internally Flawless pear-shaped diamond ring with excellent polish and symmetry, weighing 3.66 carats and Lot 2054, a 5.01 carats F color, VVS1 clarity, certified as Ex, Ex, displaying excellent polish and symmetry, oval-cut diamond ring and Lot 2055, a 6.50 carats E color, VVS2 clarity, emerald-cut diamond ring are astonishingly beautiful.
To the fancy colored diamond collection: Lot 2009, a heart modified brilliant-cut Type IIa Fancy Purplish Pink diamond ring weighing 1.01 carats and of SI1 clarity, estimated at HK$ 900,000. Type IIa recognizes only the most chemically pure type of diamond with an exceptional optical transparency. This remarkable Fancy Purplish Pink diamond ring displays alluring sparkle and fire and demands to be seen when worn and Lot 2008, a 3.38 carats VVS2 fancy vivid yellow diamond set within a brilliant-cut diamond frame of pink hue, the radiant ring shows exemplary craftsmanship and calls for an estimate of HK$800,000.
Many precious gemstones will be previewed at this Spring Auction as well: Lot 1988, a 12.54 carats Paraíba tourmaline and diamond pendant/brooch with an estimation of HK$300,000 and most notably Lot 1992, a rare chrysoberyl and diamond ring, with an estimate of HK$ 560,000. Centering upon the lovely cushion-shaped chrysoberyl of natural color, weighing approximately 13.48 carats, further embellished to an oval-cut diamond twin row surround. The precious gems complement each other beautifully, further enhancing the desired and sought-after intense greenish-yellow color of the chrysoberyl.
We are delighted to present a selected series of watches: Lot 2034, a rare Beta-21 quartz movement dial watch by ROLEX, ref 5100, estimated at HK$120,000. ROLEX, ref 5100 was introduced to the public in the 1970s with only 1,000 pieces available worldwide; it was ROLEX’s first generation using the Beta-21 quartz movement dial. It is without question, ROLEX ref 5100 is a fundamental piece to our aficionados’ collection.
In view of further prized accoutrements, a range of timeless pieces include the ‘Panthère’ collection; Lot 2012, an owl novelty brooch by Cartier with the body set with a natural orange sapphire of approximately 21.00 carats; Lot 2049, a finely articulated diamond bracelet by Jacques Timey for Harry Winston and Lot 2048, a pair of diamond floral ear clips by Tiffany and numerous carefully curated signed pieces including Patek Philippe, Bulgari, VCA, Graff, and more to bring additional exhilaration to our upcoming seasonal auction.