Jewels & Jadeite Hong Kong Sunday, May 28, 2017 | Phillips
  • Description

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    • Length approximately 430mm

  • Catalogue Essay

    Located in northern Burma near Uru River region, Hpakant is the largest jadeite mine in the world and has long been a mecca for the most discerning jadeite connoisseurs and collectors. According to legend, the material is so abundant that one only has to go an inch deep to find fine jadeites. However, resource is finite, especially glassy material of intense emerald green colour from the ‘old mine’ which is rumoured to be near depletion. Rarity of such ‘old-mine’ Hpakant jadeites, as seen on this spectacular necklace, testifies to nature’s miraculous power and human’s adroitness. The impeccable size, quality and number of jadeite cabochons deems this necklace more than worthy as an heirloom jewel, a jewel now and for generations to come.


An Impressive and Fine Jadeite Cabochon and Diamond Necklace

Length approximately 430mm

HK$16,000,000 - 19,000,000 

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Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2017