A Blue Zircon and Diamond Necklace

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    • Twenty-three oval blue zircon, totalling approximately 63.30 carats

    • Surrounded and linked by brilliant-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, together approximately 35.00 carats

    • 18 karat white gold

    • Length approximately 400mm

  • 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.

  • Catalogue Essay

    鋯石是世界上歷史最悠久的礦物之一,顏色多元,斑斕迷人。因為折射率高,加上光澤出眾,常被人和仿鑽石混為一談,大大低估了此天然寶石的真正魅力和價值,十分可惜。藍色的鋯石在維多利亞時期是十分受歡迎的寶石,而著名的寶石學家George Kunz亦是這種寶石的擁戴者,甚至建議將此火彩十足的寶石改命為「Starlite」。此項鏈上的每顆藍色鋯石都閃燿出近乎電光般的色彩,與旁邊的鑽石可謂平分秋色。花環式的設計營造出浪漫的情懷和宮廷瑰寶的氣派,尤如古董珠寶般華麗動人。

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A Blue Zircon and Diamond Necklace

藍色鋯石配鑽石項鏈, 鋯石共重約63.30克拉

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 and Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019