Signed Fine Jewelry and Precious Stones Lead Bonhams Hong Kong Auction
Investment Pieces from Iconic Brands Focus of the Sale

23 Nov 2013, Fine Jewelry & Jadeite

Signed fine jewelry from the most coveted brands in the world such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co, Graff, Chanel, Bulgari and Buccellati headline the Fine Jewelry and Jadeite Auction to be held on 23 November at the Island Shangri-La Hotel.

Noted for quality, rarity and collectability, these incomparable jewels set a benchmark in craftsmanship and detail, innovation and inspiration. Molded to perfection, they personify luxury, grace, class and elegance.

Adding to the treasure trove is a selection of precious diamonds, colored stones, Kashmir sapphires, Burmese rubies and Colombian emeralds of excellent color, clarity, cut and size.

Exquisite jadeite, long revered by Chinese and Asian collectors as the symbol of good luck, good health, happiness, and power to resist evil spirits, also make a strong showing.

"The demand for fine signed jewelry, diamonds, colored diamonds and precious stones is growing fast as connoisseurs look for one-of-a-kind gems that best represent their sophisticated taste. The jewelry collection we have sourced from around the world more than meets this demand with art deco, 1960s and 1970s fine jewelry bearing the hallmark of the finest craftsmen. These pieces are works of art in their own right and they are becoming harder and harder to find as time passes. The intrinsic value of a brand is imbued with the makers' heritage and hallmark which adds to the immense desirability," says Graeme Thompson, Director of Jewelry, Bonhams Asia.

The sale totals 211 lots and highlights include:

Lot 1152
A pair of jadeite and diamond earrings

The intense emerald green jadeite 'Huaigu' of fine translucency, measuring approximately 18.7-18.8 x 2.5mm, decorated by diamonds, diamonds approximately 4.00 carats total
HK$800,000 - 1,000,000
US$100,000-130,000

Lot 1177
A sapphire and diamond dress ring

The cushion-shaped unheated Ceylon sapphire, weighing 44.16 carats, within a surround of brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 6.05 carats total
HK$1,200,000 - 1,600,000
US$150,000-210,000

Lot 1181
An unusual fancy colored diamond, sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1950

The fancy intense yellow diamond, weighing 2.87 carats, opposing a square step-cut natural unheated sapphire, sapphire approximately 3.50 carats
HK$400,000 - 600,000
US$52,000-77,000

Lot 1182
An impressive art deco sapphire, diamond and colored diamond bracelet, by Oscar Heyman, circa 1940

Of flamboyant design, diamonds approximately 15.95 carats, sapphires approximately 30.00 carats
HK$550,000 - 750,000
US71,000-97,000

Lot 1183
A jadeite and diamond necklace

Comprising two rows of two hundred and forty beads, measuring 4.0–8.0mm, interspersed with brilliant-cut diamond spacers, diamonds approximately 2.20 carats total
HK$1,200,000 - 1,800,000
US$150,000-230,000

Lot 1185
A jadeite and diamond ring

The highly translucent bright emerald green oval jadeite double-cabochon, measuring approximately 21.2 x 15.9 x 5.6mm, within a surround of brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 4.80 carats total
HK$1,100,000 - 1,800,000
US$140,000-230,000

Lot 1187
A lavender jadeite, ruby and diamond necklace

The thirty-three graduated lavender jadeite beads of good translucency and bright color, measuring approximately 15.0–16.0mm, set at intervals with ruby rondelles, to a clasp set with brilliant-cut diamonds
HK$2,600,000 - 3,600,000
US$340,000-460,000

Lot 1188
A jadeite and diamond ring and pendant earring suite

The ring set with a highly translucent intense emerald green jadeite cabochon, measuring approximately 15.3 x 10.9 x 4.8mm, framed by brilliant-cut diamonds, accompanied by a pair of earrings en suite, diamonds approximately 7.15 carats total
HK$3,000,000 - 3,800,000
US$390,000-490,000

Lot 1190
A jadeite and diamond pendant

The highly translucent intense emerald green jadeite, carved as a leaf, measuring approximately 36.6 x 22.9 x 5.0mm
HK$1,700,000 - 2,200,000
US$220,000-280,000

Lot 1191
A jadeite and diamond necklace

Designed as icy jadeite cabochons, graduating in size to the center and suspending a larger cabochon jadeite of matching color and translucency, diamonds approximately 15.00 carats total
HK$1,200,000 - 1,800,000
US$150,000-230,000

Lot 1192
A jadeite and diamond ring and earring suite

Each earring set with an oval icy jadeite cabochon of fine translucency, surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, all suspended from a surmount of pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 10.70 carats total
HK$700,000 - 1,000,000
US$90,000-130,000

Lot 1194
An impressive ruby and diamond necklace, by Van Cleef and Arpels, 1969

Designed as a series of cabochon Burmese rubies within a surround of brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 33.50 carats total, rubies approximately 160.00 carats total
HK$1,600,000 - 2,400,000
US$210,000-310,000

Lot 1195
An impressive diamond single-stone ring

The marquise-cut diamond weighing 5.13 carats, accompanied by a GIA certificate stating D color and Internally Flawless, Type IIA
HK$2,300,000 - 3,000,000
US$300,000-390,000

Lot 1202
An exceptional ruby and diamond bracelet, by JW Currens for Faidee

Set with "Pigeon's Blood red" Burmese rubies with pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 8.55 carats total, rubies approximately 43.35 carats total
HK$1,200,000 - 1,600,000
US$150,000-210,000

Lot 1205
A fine diamond bracelet, by Cartier
Set with brilliant, pear and marquise-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 45.25 carats total
HK$1,250,000 - 1,600,000
US$160,000-210,000

Lot 1206
An impressive pair of ruby and diamond earrings

Each "Pigeon's Blood red" unheated Burmese ruby, weighing 3.31 and 3.19 carats, within a surround of marquise-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 7.90 carats total
HK$1,400,000 - 2,200,000
US$180,000-280,000

Lot 1207
A fine ruby line bracelet, by Cartier, circa 1950

Channel-set with unheated Burmese rubies
HK$500,000 - 800,000
US$64,000-100,000

Lot 1208
An impressive diamond single-stone ring
The step-cut diamond weighing 15.36 carats, accompanied by a GIA certificate stating J color and VS1 clarity
HK$2,400,000 - 3,000,000
US$310,000-390,000

Lot 1210
A rare early 20th century colored diamond, diamond and emerald pendant necklace, circa 1910

Set with a fancy vivid yellow Internally Flawless pear-shaped diamond, weighing 5.26 carats, diamonds approximately 3.55 carats total
HK$2,250,000 - 2,750,000
US$290,000-350,000

For more information please contact
Bonhams
Mabel Au-Yeung
+852 9038 8939
mabelay@gmail.com


NOTES FOR EDITORS

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com

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