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  • Catalogue Essay

    Zircon is one of the oldest minerals found on planet earth and comes in a range of attractive colours. Due to its high refractive index and superb luster, it is often confused with diamond simulants, which unfortunately underrates the true value of this gem. Blue zircon was particularly popular in Victorian jewellery, and the famous gemmologist George Kunz was a true advocate of the stone, so much as that he proposed to name it ‘starlite’ for its impeccable fire. All the blue zircons on this necklace glow with an almost electric colour amid the brilliance of diamonds. The fringes and garland style design evoke a sense of regality and romance typically found in historical jewels.

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A Blue Zircon and Diamond Necklace

Length approximately 400mm

Estimate
HK$380,000 - 500,000 
$48,000-64,000

Sold for HK$400,000

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

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019