A jadeite and diamond ring, by Gump's
Lot 850
A jadeite and diamond ring, by Gump's
Sold for HK$ 360,000 (US$ 46,417) inc. premium

Lot Details
A jadeite and diamond ring, by Gump's
Set with an oval double cabochon rich green jadeite, measuring 19.4mm x 14.5mm, shaped like a Chinese "Gingko Nut" (Bai Guo), between round brilliant and baguette-cut diamond-set broad shoulders, mounted in 18k gold, signed Gump's, with signed box; ring size 5¼

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a gemmological report, stating that the jadeite is natural and no evidence of polymer impregnation was detected. Report dated 19th January 2011

    This jadeite double cabochon is cut into the form of a 'Gingko Nut'. Only jadeite with a phenomenally high level of translucency, old mine fine texture, high lustre and a rich emerald green quality would be chosen to be polished into a perfectly proportioned Gingko Nut. The shape is said to increase the return of light from the bottom, thus intensifying the brightness and colour. The material does not require the usual reflecting metal backing from the mounting and despite the depth of colour, the translucency of the material means light can pass through the cabochon from different angles, with reflecting effects serving to maximize the lustre of the jadeite.

    Property from a San Francisco Estate sold to benefit research and clinical support for pulmonary medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

    "白果形" 雙弧面 翡翠 鑽石 戒指 Gump's設計
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Item contains ruby or jadeite

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