MAY SALE OF FINE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXCEPTIONAL FINE JEWELS WITH LUXEFORD
RESULTS OF THE MAY 2019 FINE JEWELS AUCTION
Luxeford’s spring Fine Jewels Auction was held on 24th May at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong. We are proud to say our persistence in preserving quality and professionalism has attracted a high level of attention from connoisseurs, clients and industry buyers alike, creating a perfect auction atmosphere.
Spectacular jewelry that reflects traditional artisanal craftsmanship never ceases to amaze. Lot 2581, a ruby and diamond bangle by Buccellati realized at HKD 240,000. Its intricate floral details decorated with high clarity brilliant-cut rubies and diamonds that radiates elegance. Lot 2627, a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings by Mauboussin fetched HKD 192,000. Gracefully set with a pair of shimmering 1.08 carats F/VS2 and 1.07 carats D/VS2 oval-cut diamonds, accompanied with a well-matched Ceylon sapphire pairs, surrounded by tapered baguette-cut sapphires or diamonds, generating a breathtaking contrast appearance.
It comes as no surprise that the vast ocean yield some of the most remarkable treasures prized by avid collectors, including conch, clam and cassis pearls. The natural process of pearl formation itself is a rare occurrence, in fact, less than 10% of the material retrieved from the sea is gem quality making them even more desirable and valuable. As the demand for natural pearls remains steady in our auction, it certainly upholds its value and possibly strengthens in time.
Sizeable spinel of Burmese provenance is well recognized throughout history, it was often confused for rubies. To this day, it’s apparent that large spinel is still a popular gem amongst the buyers, as it drawn a lot of attention due to its astounding beauty and clarity.
Our Head of Jewelry Asia, Mr. Edmond Chan, extends his gratitude to all participants. Your attendance was most flattering to us. We all hope you will be able to join us again at our Autumn Auction in November 2019.
MAY SALE OF FINE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESENTING: A SALE OF FINE JEWELS
FRIDAY, 24TH MAY, 2019
PUBLIC EXHIBITION: 21ST TO 24TH MAY, 2019
VENUE: ISLAND SHANGRI-LA, HONG KONG
Mr. Edmond Chan, the Head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford: At our upcoming Spring Auction, we continue to present the fascinating design, impeccable standard and exquisite craftsmanship amongst the vast spectrum of fine jewelry. It is with utmost privilege that we introduce an array of jewelry that showcase the rarity and uniqueness of invaluable gems.
Lot 2650, a spectacular 4.67 carats unheated Kashmir sapphire, cultured pearl and enamel brooch. Kashmir sapphires were first discovered under the harsh environment of the Himalayas in the early 1880s, soon after due to over-mining, it was depleted just after 40 years. This incredibly rare velvety blue sapphire jewel is estimated at HK$ 1,100,000.
Lot 2655, a glowing pair of 3.27 and 3.06 carats unheated Mogok ‘Pigeon’s Blood’ ruby and diamond earrings, each ruby surrounded by a classic old European- and old mine-cut diamond surround, expecting to fetch HK$ 520,000. These impressive rubies were mined from the Mogok Valley in Burma well-known for its production of exceptional rubies that epitomizes the striking colors which are most prized for.
Lot 2644, featuring a peculiar yet mystifying 9.26 carats unheated color-change sapphire and diamond ring, estimated at HK$ 200,000. As the name suggests, the sapphire possess the ability to change color under different lighting, exhibiting blue in daylight and purple in incandescent light. This phenomenon further increases the importance and significance of the gem and is a perfect fit for an individual with fanciful imagination.
The unique character and exceptional elegance of diamonds never seem to go out of style: Lot 2654, featuring a stunning 1.55 carats VS2 cushion-cut Fancy Vivid Yellow-Green diamond and diamond ring, gorgeously enhanced with pavé-set diamond borders, estimated at HK$ 1,100,000; and Lot 2639, a dazzling 5.01 carats E/IF emerald-cut diamond and diamond ring, flanked on each side by a trapezoid step-cut diamond, estimated at HK$ 1,100,000.
The steady demand for jadeite continues to strengthen in the Chinese market: Lot 2601, a jadeite, gem-set and diamond ‘dragonfly’ brooch, the dragonfly’s body set with a kite jadeite cabochon, flanked by delicately carved jadeite wings of icy color and high translucency, highlighted with an abundance of precious gems ranging from jadeites, opals, tsavorites, yellow hue and colorless diamonds, valued at HK$ 180,000. The pristine craftsmanship vividly illustrates a dragonfly’s lively and buzzing appearance.
Of notable significance, we are delighted to present a selection of treasures from the ocean: Lot 2619, a conch pearl and diamond ring, the approximately 7.80 carats conch pearl, embellished by pavé-set diamond petals, with a pre-sale estimate of HK$120,000; and Lot 2588, a Sardinian coral and diamond necklace, the triple-strand necklace comprising one hundred thirty-three round coral beads, decorated with diamond-set floral clasp and spacers, valued at HK$ 160,000.
In view of further prized accoutrements, an assortment of prestige jewels include Lot 2637, a highly scintillating diamond bracelet by Chatila with approximately 58.00 carats of diamonds in total, estimated at HK$ 720,000; and Lot 2536, a vibrant multi-colored sapphire, ruby and diamond necklace by Michele Della Valle, estimated at HK$ 320,000 and numerous carefully selected signed pieces including Cartier, Chopard, Boucheron, Mauboussin to our exhilarating upcoming auction.