Tiancheng International announces highlights included in the Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction
HONG KONG.-Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction will take place on 28 November, offering a dazzling array of treasures. Leading the auction is a 6.70-Carat Natural Fancy Deep Yellow Diamond of intense colour and vivacity. Another star item is a 10.18-Carat D Colour Internally Flawless Type IIa Diamond that boasts superb clarity and luminescence. The sale will also showcase a stellar line-up of jadeite pieces, including a pair of Jadeite “Double Hoop” Earrings and a Jadeite “Guanyin” Pendant, which would undoubtedly be worthy additions to any prized collection.
Ms. Connie Huang, Head of Tiancheng International’s Jewellery Department, remarks, “While the market readjusts in the current economic climate, Tiancheng International has spared no effort in sourcing refined jewels for the autumn sale. Apart from exquisite gemstones and jadeite traditionally seen at auction, we are delighted to present a wide selection of jewellery from some of the most prominent jewellers, as well as mesmerising designer pieces, catering to the finest tastes of every aficionado.”
The Preview of the Autumn Auction will be held from 25 to 27 November (10am to 6pm), and the Auction will take place on 28 November 2020 (Saturday, 1pm) at 30/F Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong.
6.70-Carat Natural Fancy Deep Yellow VS1 Clarity Excellent Polish and Symmetry Diamond Ring. Estimate: HK$ 3,500,000 – 5,500,000／US$ 450,000 – 705,000
Yellow diamonds originating from the prestigious Zimmi mine in Sierra Leone, West Africa, are highly sought-after for its exuberant hue, with an extremely rare tangerine tinge, resembling the bright colours of yellow jonquils in full bloom. In the current market, sizeable yellow diamonds of over five carats from Zimmi mine are exceedingly rare. This 6.70-Carat Natural Fancy Deep Yellow Diamond from Zimmi shines fiery gold glints with breathtaking weight, making it irresistible to connoisseurs the world over.
10.18-Carat D Colour Internally Flawless Type IIa Excellent Polish and Symmetry Diamond Ring. Estimate: HK$ 6,000,000 – 9,000,000／US$ 770,000 – 1,150,000
Only 1%-2% of gem-quality diamonds are classified as Type IIa, meaning that they are entirely devoid of nitrogen that endows them with a luminous translucence. Weighing over 10 carats, this D Colour Internally Flawless Diamond is not only excellent in both colour and clarity, but is also clear like pure, flowing water in a cascading fountain, a quality further accentuated by the majestic emerald-cut. With such a refined quality, together with the fiery lustre of the diamond, the present lot is set to capture the hearts of anyone who lays eyes on the ring.
Jadeite “Double Hoop” and Diamond Earrings. Estimate: HK$ 2,200,000 – 3,200,000／US$ 282,000 – 410,000
Creating jadeite “double hoops” not only entails high wastage but also imposes stringent demands on the quality of the jadeite boulder and preeminent craftsmanship. Therefore, every pair of jadeite “double hoop” earrings are the sublimation of Mother Nature and a tour de force of a seasoned artisan’s finesse in carving. With matching, interlocking hoops in a luxuriant green, the present lot is a masterpiece.
34.63-Carat Natural Colombian Emerald, Emerald and Diamond Earrings, Barney Cheng. Other emeralds and diamonds together weighing approx. 39.15 and 16.29 carats respectively. Estimate: HK$ 1,680,000 – 2,680,000／US$ 215,000 – 344,000
Famed for his signature style of “extravagant simplicity”, Hong Kong designer Barney Cheng is particularly skilled at employing an eclectic mix of materials and bold colour combinations, making his designs unforgettable. This pair of earrings feature enchanting emeralds and sparkling diamonds of substantial sizes. Oscillating to the rhythm of the wearer’s movements, the scintillating strands of gemstones in the design are a true sight to behold.
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