MAY 2018 SALE OF
FINE JEWELS AND WATCHES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXCEPTIONAL FINE JEWELS & WATCHES WITH LUXEFORD
RESULTS OF THE MAY 2018 FINE JEWELS & WATCHES AUCTION
Luxeford’s Spring Fine Jewels & Watches auction was held on 30th May at Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. The tremendous support we received at the auction was outstanding and gladsome. It was our utmost pleasure to put forward magnificent and delicately made pieces that surpass high expectation for jewelry enthusiasts from all over the world.
Regardless of the competitive market and overlapping schedule in jewelry auction, the hunt for fine gemstones doesn’t seem to fade – Lot 2215, a rare 2.23 carats, Kashmir sapphire ring of gentle cornflower blue color, embellished with pink diamonds sold for HKD 270,000; Lot 2319, a stylish 10.64 carats, Ceylon sapphire ring designed by Mikimoto, sold for HKD 264,000.
Diamond jewelry continued to be a favorite amongst our aficionados – Lot 2226, an elegant jewelry set by Picchiotti, includes a necklace, ear pendants and a bracelet, all are pavé-set with round diamonds, weighing approximately 33.10 carats in total and complemented with onyx borders, sold for HKD 312,000; Lot 2327, designed as a graduated millegrain-set brilliant-cut diamond rivière, diamonds weighing approximately 17.20 carats in total, sold for HKD 228,000.
Fascinating items that reflects true artistry includes Lot 2338, a bristly wirework wild boar sculpture by Gianmaria Buccellati, with realistic features combined with fine details, it’s not a surprise that it’s sold for HKD 312,000; Lot 2284, a gem-set and diamond dragonfly brooch, encrusted with sparkly diamonds, vivid green emeralds and sapphires as eyes, depicting a vigorous appearance, sold for HKD 180,000.
Other enticing items that captured great attention include Lot 2274, a pair of thick jadeite bangles with intense green suffusion, sold for HKD 216,000; and Lot 2214, a ladies’ pink sapphire and diamond ‘Camélia’ wristwatch by Chanel, sold higher than the estimated price at HKD 84,000. With impressive heritage and innovative design, Chanel has always been popular amongst the avid collectors.
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 November 2018.
MAY 2018 SALE OF
FINE JEWELS AND WATCHES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS AND WATCHES
THURSDAY, 30TH MAY, 2018
PUBLIC EXHIBITION: 27TH TO 30TH MAY, 2018
VENUE: CONRAD HOTEL, ADMIRALTY, HONG KONG
Mr. Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: Exquisite jewelry of pristine craftsmanship and superior quality will always have a place in a collector’s heart. The pursue for shimmery diamonds, mesmerizing allure of rubies, sapphires and emeralds, ravishing overtone of natural pearls and refined elegance of jadeites continue to be the prominent focus and it is my utmost pleasure to present the quintessence of fine jewelry at our upcoming Spring Auction.
Lot 2341, showcasing one of a kind 4.74 carats, Fancy Orangy Pink color, VS1 clarity, pear-shaped diamond ring, with a pre-sale estimate of HK$ 6,100,000; Lot 2277, featuring a 3.46 carats, Fancy Light Blue color, VVS2 clarity, pear-shaped diamond ring, truly a remarkable collector piece at an estimation of HK$ 6,000,000.
To further enrich our diamond collection: Lot 2276, a superb colored diamond ring, set with a 17.43 carats, Fancy Vivid Yellow color, VVS1 clarity, cut-cornered rectangular-cut diamond, bejeweled with various colored and colorless diamond accents to enhance the liveliness of the ring. The exceptional clarity of the diamond further emphasizes the rarity and importance of this lot. This stunning ring has an estimation of HK$ 7,500,000; Lot 2340, a graceful diamond riviére, set as a graduated line of forty-four old European-cut diamonds, estimated at HK$ 2,600,000
The compelling demands for fine jadeite continues to grow in the Chinese culture: Lot 2275, an oval jadeite cabochon ring with vivid bright emerald green color and high translucency, complemented on a finely detailed gallery of floral design, this beautifully crafted ring is estimated at HK$ 2,200,000. Chinese believes that jadeite is a symbol of luck and protection and is often seen to be worn by royals, the significance of jadeite cannot be understated.
Red is the color of intense emotions, love and anger, passion and fury. Red has long been associated with objects of power and desire such as: Lot 2315, an important pigeon’s blood ruby ring, centering a 10.79 carats, octagonal step-cut ruby, garnished with shield step-cut diamonds, the absence of treatment signify its value furthermore. This phenomenal ring has a pre-sale estimate of HK$ 4,000,000. Another notable significance is Lot 2326, a rare and magnificent sapphire ring by Bulgari, set with a 12.00 carats unheated Burmese sapphire, flanked by shield step-cut diamonds. This phenomenal sapphire ring is estimated at HK$ 2,400,000.
Captivating emerald beauties are worthy of note: Lot 2293, a delicate pair of Columbian intense green emerald ear pendants, each suspending an octagonal step-cut emerald weighing 16.13 carats and 12.79 carats respectively, estimated at HK$ 3,000,000; Lot 2335, a 6.22 carats no oil oval-cut Zambian emerald ring, designed by Van Cleef and Arpels, with a pre-sale estimate of HK$680,000. With its stunning rich green color, Zambian emeralds have been making a rise in the gemstone world in recent years.
We are thrilled to present our unique and high-spirited decorative art piece and watches: Lot 2338, a large wild boar sculpture by Gianmaria Buccellati, the second generation master goldsmith, modelled the bristly wirework wild boar with ears and tail, to the polished hooves, tucks and blackened snout, with a pre-sale estimate of HK$ 250,000 and Lot 2214, a ladies’ ‘Camélia’ wristwatch by Chanel, with a uniquely designed pink sapphire floral hinged cover.
In view of further prized accoutrements, a selection of prestige jewels include Lot 2334, a diamond necklace/bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels and Lot 2283, a fancy-cut diamond necklace and bracelet by Mouawad and numerous signed pieces from Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Churchill Watch Co., Mikimoto and more for those who are looking for special gifts in your life. There are many unique items that can surprise and delight all the jewelry lovers in this upcoming spring sale.