Hong Kong Jewels and Jadeite Sale featuring Jewelry for Contemporary Collectors for all occasions

Hong Kong – The international auction house Bonhams will present its Hong Kong Jewels and Jadeite sale on Sunday 26 May 2019, offering a collection of jewelry which is perfect for every occasion, be it daytime, cocktails or dinner. Led by a mesmerizing and near-flawless 9.98 carat Colombian 'no oil' emerald ring, this collection features important colored gemstones, white and colored diamonds, jadeite, signed jewelry sets and vintage jewelry, and is a curated response to the changing tastes of contemporary jewelry collectors.

Paul Redmayne-Mourad, Head of Sale, Jewelry, Bonhams Hong Kong, commented: "There is a marked trend that our clients are increasingly collecting for style rather than buying merely for safekeeping. We are seeing that these collectors enjoy wearing their pieces about town in a more relaxed setting, whilst also mixing and matching for different – perhaps more formal – occasions. These collectors are also very well-informed and proactively seek information about what they collect,"

"Our forthcoming sale is a response to these trending tastes, as we offer a diverse range of jewelry that will allow contemporary collectors to buy what defines their style for any occasion," Redmayne-Mourad continued.

Among the highlights is an exceptional collection of fine emeralds, rare and historic sapphires, rubies, spinels and white and colored diamonds. This includes two unheated Kashmir sapphire rings weighing 5.01 carats and 4.22 carats respectively, as well as a 3.04 carat Burma no heat pigeon's blood ruby ring.

The auction will also offer an array of striking signed jewelry from such prestigious houses as Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany & Co and Van Cleef & Arpels, as well as a number of vintage items including a diamond tiara from the late 19th century, a carved emerald brooch by Cartier from the 1930s, a selection of Art Deco rings, and a highly desirable Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond bracelet from the 1960s.

_HIGHLIGHTS FOR CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS FOR ALL OCCASIONS_

FOR DAYTIME WEAR

- A Malachite and Diamond Pendant Necklace, by Cartier
Estimate: HK$40,000 – 60,000

- A Pair of Diamond 'LOVE' Bangles, by Cartier
Estimate: HK$118,000 - 200,000

- TWO 'B.ZERO1' RINGS, BY BULGARI
One ring set as a single band; the other designed by Zaha Hadid as a triple band.
Estimate: HK$15,000 - 25,000

FOR COCKTAILS

- A Fancy Yellow Diamond and Diamond Bracelet/Choker
Estimate: HK$450,000-650,000

- A Ruby and Diamond Bangle, by Van Cleef and Arpels
Estimate: HK$280,000-360,000

- An Art Deco Carved Emerald, Gem-set and Diamond Bar Brooch, by Cartier Paris, Circa 1930
Estimate: HK$160,000-240,000

FOR EVENING WEAR

- A 9.98 Carat 'No Oil' Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring
Estimate: HK$4,800,000-6,000,000

- A 5.01 Carat Unheated Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring Estimate: HK$1,600,000 - 2,400,000

- A Jadeite and Diamond Ring
Estimate: HK$280,000-350,000

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

- A 3.04 Carat Unheated Burmese Mogok 'Pigeon's Blood' Ruby and Diamond Three-stone Ring
Estimate: HK$1,700,000 - 2,500,000

- A Rare 4.22 Carat Unheated Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Circa 1920
Estimate: HK$1,200,000 - 1,600,000

- A Late 19th Century Diamond Tiara, Circa 1890
Estimate: HK$120,000 - 200,000


NOTES FOR EDITORS

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewelry. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.

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