NOVEMBER SALE OF
FINE JEWELS AND WATCHES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXCEPTIONAL FINE JEWELRY & WATCHES WITH LUXEFORD
RESULTS OF THE NOVEMBER 2018 FINE JEWELS AUCTION
Luxeford’s spring Fine Jewels Auction was held on 22nd November at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. We are pleased to say our persistence in upholding the quality of jewelry and professionalism has attracted both long-time and new clientele. The tremendous support we received at the preview and auction was heart-warming and yet motivating in an endeavor to ensure your satisfaction.
Lot 2499, a 5.02 carats Colombian no-oil emerald and diamond ring, was sold at HKD 1,320,000. Its vivid emerald green color is evenly distributed, exuding beautiful crystal luster. The stone is extremely clean and displays a remarkably rare and unique ‘Butterfly Wing Effect’, which is caused by irregularities in the internal crystal structure, creating a smooth and velvety appearance that can only be compared to the Kashmir’s finest quality sapphires.
Lot 2475, a Chanel diamond ‘Comète’ bangle wristwatch, was sold at HKD 216,000. The iconic wristwatch, designed as a shooting star, wraps around your forearm, elegantly set with brilliant-cut diamonds on the star-shaped bezel and the three-tiered tail. It sparkles like a meteor shower when worn. The unusual ‘Comète’ wristwatch was inspired by Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s first and only fine jewelry collection, ‘Bijoux de Diaments’.
Lot 2391, a Sardinian coral bead necklace, fetched HKD 216,000. The thirty-six breathtaking coral beads are all of homogenous color and sizes from 14.25 to 13.40 mm. Sardinia locates in the north-west of the Mediterranean Sea and has been venerated for centuries for the most stunning coral. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, a number of rules have been set out to sustain the endangered coral, such as a maximum harvest weight of 2.50 kg per dive per day and a minimum harvest size of 10.00 mm. Therefore, to gather thirty-six uniform beads in every aspect is truly impressive.
Other selected items of classic yet intriguing items sold include: Lot 2364, a pair of sophisticated fancy intense yellow diamond and diamond earrings, each yellow diamond weighing respectively 1.06 and 1.00 carats are VS1 and VS2 clarity, exhibit marvelous brilliance and fire, and are further enhanced by the pear-shaped diamond petals. Lot 2428, three Italian silver ‘bird’ sculptures by Mario Buccellati, comprising a seagull, a duck and a baby penguin, each of Buccellati’s signature bristly silverwork with lifelike facial expression, they capture connoisseurs’ hearts in an instance. Lot 2394, the giltbrass and plexiglass ‘Atmos’ clock, by Jaeger-LeCoultre, of pioneer engineering, the ‘Atmos’ clock was designed to run for 600 years without any human intervention, it is wound by temperature change. Every 1 degree Celsius fluctuation can generate 48 hours of energy. This household statement piece is a collaboration with the artist Marina, decorated with a blooming spring scene with carved gilt bees, dandelion and silvergrass in three-dimension.
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 Spring Auction in 2019.
NOVEMBER SALE OF
FINE JEWELS AND WATCHES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS AND WATCHES
THURSDAY, 22ND NOVEMBER, 2018
PUBLIC EXHIBITION: 19TH TO 22ND NOVEMBER, 2018
VENUE: CONRAD HOTEL, ADMIRALTY, HONG KONG
Mr. Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: Rarity and excellence of the invaluable diamonds and gemstones continue to enthuse and aspire. This autumn we are delighted to present the season’s most exquisite pieces that reflect not only pristine craftsmanship, but superior quality as well. With confidence, we cordially invite you to join us at our upcoming Autumn Auction.
Our top lot – the exceptional Lot 2507, featuring a superb 18.91 carats D/VS1 brilliant-cut diamond, certified with excellent polish, symmetry and cut. This magnificent diamond extrudes the highest degree of brilliance that manifests its true inner beauty, pitching a whopping pre-sale estimate of HK$ 9,800,000.
Lot 2504, a spectacular 10.06 carats SI1 cushion-cut Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond and diamond ring, graciously flanked by half-moon-shaped diamond shoulders, is expected to fetch HK$ 2,500,000. The impressive colored diamond radiates warm luminosity and exhibits alluring sparkles and fire, much like sunshine.
Lot 2497, an enticing jadeite hoop and diamond pendent necklace, the thick double-sided hoop of evenly distributed vivid emerald green color and high translucency, with an estimation of HK$ 1,900,000. The fine textured jadeite material suffused with intense emerald green veins, measuring approximately 22.61 x 4.41 x 6.73 mm.
To further enrich our colored diamond collection – Lot 2503, a 2.48 carats VVS2 square-cut Fancy Light Greenish Blue diamond and diamond ring/pendant, juxtaposed by a pink hue diamond border and pear-shaped diamond surround, estimated at HK$ 1,600,000; and Lot 2379, a mysterious 1.56 carats SI1 heart-shaped ‘Chameleon’ diamond ring, like its name suggested, the diamond possesses the ability to change color temporarily, from its original Fancy Deep Grayish Yellowish Green color to a brownish yellow color. Sadly, as the source of ‘Chameleon’ diamond is nearly depleted, to acquire one is extremely difficult. The last time a ‘Chameleon’ diamond was offered in a Hong Kong auction was in 2011.
For the highly prized gemstones collection, the connoisseurs will surely be charmed by Lot 2499, a captivating 5.02 carats octagonal step-cut no-oil emerald and diamond ring, with a pre-sale estimation of HK$ 1,300,000. The SSEF and AGL- certified gem originates from Colombia, a trademark for the world’s finest emerald, along with its immaculate clarity and absence of treatment, this Lot demonstrates the prime characteristics of an emerald.
Lot 2482, a 21.46 carats ‘Royal Blue’ sapphire and diamond ring, the oval-cut sapphire originates from Ceylon (Sri Lanka), is estimated at HK$ 950,000; Lot 2506, an approximately 64.00 carats citrine ‘Bird on Rock’ brooch, designed by the legendary Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., with an estimation of HK$ 180,000; and Lot 2391, a Sardinian coral bead necklace, comprising thirty-six round corals, measuring approximately 14.25 to 13.40 mm of remarkably uniform sizes and color, is estimated at HK$ 180,000.
Nothing integrates beauty and functionality like a flawlessly made timepiece – Lot 2475, a highly collectible diamond ‘Comète’ bangle wristwatch by Chanel, inspired by Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s first and only fine jewelry collection ‘Bijoux de Diamants’ that was created in 1932 during the Great Depression; and Lot 2393, an unusual Universal Genève wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial. The dial painted with Neptune riding two seahorses in the ocean, it is believed to be the work of the most celebrated enamel artist, Ms. Nelly Richards from Stern Frènes. This particular dial design is also featured in a number of Patek Philippe, Rolex and Omega watches.
In view of further prized accoutrements, a range of classic pieces include Lot 2498, an invigorating 2.70 carats cushion-cut Kashmir unheated sapphire ring by Tiffany & Co.; Lot 2428, showcasing three high-spirited silver wirework bird sculptures by Mario Buccellati and other signed pieces from Cartier, Chopard, Bulgari, Graff, Van Cleef & Arpels, Mikimoto and more for those who are looking for special gifts for their loved ones or to treat themselves in this upcoming festive season.