NOV 2017 SALE OF
FINE JEWELS AND WATCHES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXCEPTIONAL FINE JEWELS & WATCHES WITH LUXEFORD
RESULTS OF THE NOV 2017 FINE JEWELS & WATCHES AUCTION
Luxeford’s Autumn Fine Jewels & Watches auction was held on 30th November at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. We are ecstatic and delighted towards the tremendous support we received at the auction. With Stylishness, refinement and versatility in mind, we have meticulously handpicked a variety of alluring and exhilarating pieces that satisfied the unique taste in jewelry.
Amid the current competitive economic environment, the art market appears to be slowing down, we do see encouraging signs that this could be a turning point. We saw an enticement for fine colored diamond jewelry – Lot 2163, a sophisticated 2.05 carats fancy brownish pink diamond ring, sold for HKD 276,000, within the tapered baguette- and brilliant-cut two-tiered diamond surround, its face-up color and brilliance is truly mesmerizing; Lot 2160, a sensational 3.26 carats fancy light green-yellow diamond ring, sold for HKD 168,000, of simplistic and humble design yet absolutely stunning when worn; Lot 2129, which was sold immediately after the auction, an exquisite 2.51 carats fancy grayish yellowish green diamond ring of detailed design, the ring radiates high degree of sparkle; Lot 2162, a gorgeous colored and colorless diamond bracelet, designed as a highly flexible tapered bombé bracelet, the appeal for stylish bracelet never seems to fade; Lot 2191, a fashionable colored diamond ring, set with a pear-shaped fancy light yellow-green diamond weighing 1.17 carats.
An exceptional brooch continued to be a favorite amongst our aficionados – Lot 2176, a Plique-À-Jour, gem-set and diamond brooch, sold for HKD 144,000, “Plique-À-Jour” meaning “letting in light” in French, is an enameling technique that creates beautiful transparent gem-like material, an iconic style of the Art Nouveau period, the variety of gems used for this brooch profoundly capture and amplify the liveliness.
Lot 2138, a captivating jadeite cabochon ring, sold for HKD 168,000, with its evenly distributed vivid green color and excellent translucency make it a timeless piece in Asia; Lot 2140, an interesting jadeite carving, sold for HKD 66,000, designed as a ‘steelyard’ representing the rebus ‘may your wish come true’, we are delighted it had a zealous response.
Other fascinating items that caught great attention include, Lot 2153, a beautiful ruby and diamond necklace, sold for HKD 204,000, the front set with brilliant-cut diamond flowerheads, scroll motif accents and oval-cut rubies that enhances the necklace’s elegance while boldly making a statement; Lot 2142, a pair of phenomenal conch pearl ear pendants, sold for HKD 204,000, over decades natural pearls have been worn by elites and are timeless emblems of sophistication as this piece undoubtedly evokes; Lot 2171, ‘Nautilus’ bracelet watch by Patek Philippe, its hammer price exceeded the high estimate, with its impressive heritage and innovative design, it’s a genuine example of fine workmanship; Lot 2146, a fine ruby and diamond ring, set with a cushion-cut ruby weighing 3.73 carats, in the ancient language of Sanskrit, ruby is called ratnaraj or “king of precious stones”, the rarity and beauty of this pigeon’s blood ruby unquestionably live up to its name.
Our Head of Jewelry Asia, Mr. Edmond Chan, extends his gratitude to all participants. We appreciate your presence and greatly look forward to seeing you at our Spring Auction in 2018.
NOV 2017 SALE OF
FINE JEWELS AND WATCHES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS AND WATCHES
THURSDAY, 30TH NOV, 2017
PUBLIC EXHIBITION: 27TH TO 30TH NOV, 2017
VENUE: CONRAD HOTEL, ADMIRALTY, HONG KONG
Mr. Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: It is a great honor that our fall collection reflects the true intensity and excitement that we have been anticipating. We are delighted to continue featuring rare and exquisite masterpieces that display incredible craftsmanship and rarity of top-grade gemstones in our upcoming auction in Hong Kong, taking place on Thursday, 30th November.
Our top lots – the exclusive Lot 2132, featuring an impeccable 10.83 carats pear-shaped D Flawless Type IIa diamond. This diamond is certified with excellent polish and symmetry, such excellence extrudes utmost beauty, sparks and brilliance. This stunning diamond has a pre-sale estimate of HK$ 9,800,000.
Lot 2194 an important Kashmir sapphire ring. The oval-cut sapphire weighs 12.33 carats and has an estimation of HK$ 5,600,000. Kashmir is renowned for the finest sapphires in the world, sapphires from this prominent region are often soft and velvety with luscious and homogeneous blue color. The absence of thermal treatment further underlines the scarcity and importance of this lot.
Jadeite continues to be a favorite among many aficionados and they will surely be enticed by Lot 2183 a jadeite and diamond bangle. The oval hinged bangle is set in raised openwork with twelve oval jadeite cabochons of vivid emerald green color and high translucency, alternating with oval-cut diamonds and interspersed with pear-shaped, marquise- and brilliant-cut diamond clusters with diamond-set rims. The delicate bangle has a pre-sale estimate of HK$ 2,200,000.
Another exceptional highlight is Lot 2102, a rare and magnificent necklace composed of forty-one oval- and cushion-cut rubies weighing 47.02 carats in total. Color is the most important factor when examining a ruby, each of these alluring unheated rubies are all highly prized ‘Pigeon Blood’ color with luminous luster and captivating crimson glow. Accompanied with each of their own certificates, all of these rubies have been certified as “Pigeon Blood” of Burma(Myanmar) origin, and this phenomenal ruby necklace is estimated at HK$ 1,900,000.
This season we are also thrilled to present a selection of natural pearls, including Lot 2141 an unmounted Melo and Clam pearl, measuring 20.76 – 21.23 x 22.98 mm and 22.75 x 19.71 x 19.71 mm respectively and Lot 2188, a conch pearl, natural pearl and diamond necklace. The necklace comprises seven oval-shaped conch pearls, each flanked by diamond roundels, alternating with eight-five near-round multi-colored natural pearls, including blue, green, purple, grey and aubergine with rosé and green overtones, the contrast between conch pearl and natural pearl enhances each other’s bodycolor immensely – a very eye-catching piece.
Further to the timeless colorless and fancy colored diamond collection: Lot 2127, an E color, VVS2 clarity, emerald-cut diamond ring weighing 6.50 carats with exceptional transparency and Lot 2192, a 1.01 carats, Fancy Pink, VVS1 clarity, oval-cut diamond ring with mesmerizing pink hue and Lot 2167, a 10.23 carats, Fancy Yellow, VS2 clarity, cushion-cut diamond ring showing alluring brilliance and sparkle.
Lot 2176, a Plique-À-Jour, gem-set and diamond brooch, “Plique-À-Jour” meaning “letting in light” in French, is an enameling technique that creates beautiful transparent gem-like material, an iconic style of the Art Nouveau period. The brooch is designed as a cicada, wings are of green and blue colored enamel, body set with a cushion cabochon black opal exhibiting vibrant play of colors and pavé-set brilliant-cut diamonds, embellished with vari-cut Paraíba tourmaline accents and eyes that enhances the liveliness of the brooch.
This season we have specially gathered some rare and collectible timepieces ideally for men and women: Lot 2174 a vintage Rolex yellow gold ‘Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona’ wristwatch, ref no. 16518, circa 1996, powered by Zenith which is no longer in production as Rolex has since developed its own chronograph and Lot 2171, a Patek Philippe stainless steel “Nautilus” bracelet watch, ref no. 5800/1A-001, circa 2008, is the only Patek Philippe model retained two parts movement which fits with the dial, enables wearers alike to appreciate the mechanism behind such sophisticated masterpiece.
In view of further prized accoutrements, a selection of prestige jewels include Lot 2101, a 2.20 carats Paraíba tourmaline and diamond ring by Tiffany & Co and Lot 2185, a pair of Van Cleef & Arpels floral spray diamond earrings, weighing approximately 11.30 carats in total and numerous signed pieces from Cartier, Buccellati, Gimel, Fred and more for those who are looking for special gifts and surprises for their loved ones or to treat themselves in this upcoming festive season.