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  • Catalogue Essay

    Cabochon is without doubt the most classic cutting shape for jadeites. This method of shaping a gemstone into a convex dome was introduced to China from the West in the 18th century and has been greatly favoured since then because the subtle optical qualities of jadeites are best demonstrated in a high-domed shape. When fashioning a cabochon, a considerable portion of the rough may be cut off to achieve a desirable shape. With the soaring prices of jadeite boulders in today’s market, top-quality jadeite cabochons are also commanding elevated prices. They are first and foremost, exceedingly rare.

596

A Jadeite and Diamond Ring and Pair of Matching Pendent Earrings

Size 6¾

Estimate
HK$2,200,000 - 2,600,000 
$280,000-330,000

Contact Specialist
Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2017