Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale 2019 presents a curated auction showcasing decades of jewellery design, from the renowned Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery Set ‘Bellflowers’ brooch, to the iconic Cartier Panthère bangle. This jewelry auction is an assemblage of jewels representing connoisseurship of the highest level.
Headlined by the spectacular 88.22-Carat Oval Diamond, a rare and important D Colour, Flawless, Type IIa, oval brilliant diamond, perfect according to every critical criterion (Est. HK$88 – 100 million / US$11.2 – 12.7 million), the sale also features a myriad of fancy coloured diamonds ranging from highly coveted pinks and blues to yellows and greens. A stunning selection of coloured gemstones will be presented alongside iconic designs by famed jewellers such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari.
Van Cleef & Arpels Bellflowers ruby and diamond brooch (1960s) is estimated at HK$3,200,000-4,800,000 / US$ 408,000-615,000, while Van Cleef & Arpels’ impressive emerald and diamond necklace Toscane has an estimation of HK $5,600,000-7,500,000 /US$715,000-960,000. Cartier Panthère ruby, diamond and onyx bangle will go well beyond $8,000,000-9,600,000 / US$1,020,000-1,230,000.
The Jadeite Jewellery section includes a jadeite peapod and diamond pendant (Est. US$421,000-540,000), a very fine jadeite and diamond ring (Est. US$485,000-615,000), and a pair of jadeite double hoop, ruby and diamond pendent earrings (Est. US$575,000-830,000).
The Spectacular 88.22-Carat Oval Brilliant Diamond
Perfect according to every critical criterion, the diamond has achieved the highest rankings under each of the standards by which the quality of a stone is judged (‘the four Cs’). The diamond is D colour (the highest grade for a white diamond); of exceptional clarity (it is completely flawless, both internally and externally), and has excellent polish and symmetry; Type IIa (with exceptional transparency). The stone is distinguished further as one of only three oval diamonds of over 50 carats to appear at auction in living memory, and the largest to be auctioned in over five years.
Alongside The Spectacular 88.22-Carat Oval Brilliant Diamond, this season’s sale will present two additional high-quality gems embodying the number 88 in their carat weight.