Jewels and Jadeite Hong Kong Thursday, June 23, 2022 | Phillips

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    • - One conch pearl, 17.48 carats
      - One natural pearl, 4.17 carats
      - Brilliant-cut diamond neckchain, approximately 10.26 carats total
      - 18K white gold
      - Necklace length 40.0 cm

      SSEF Report: natural conch pearl, no indications of artificial colour modification
      SSEF Report: natural pearl, no indications of artificial colour modification
      附兩張瑞士SSEF證書

      Please note that one SSEF Report is more than 5 years old and may require an update

      Potential bidders who intend to export this lot are advised that certain permits may be required. Please contact the Jewels Department prior to bidding on this lot.
      出口次拍品可能需要相關許可證明文件。如有意競投此拍品,請在拍賣會舉行前與珠寶部聯絡。

    SSEF Report: natural conch pearl, no indications of artificial colour modification
    SSEF Report: natural pearl, no indications of artificial colour modification

    附兩張瑞士SSEF證書

    Please note that one SSEF Report is more than 5 years old and may require an update

  • Catalogue Essay

    A conch pearl is uniquely produced in the Queen conch mollusk under a completely natural environment with no human intervention. Unlike traditional pearls, conch pearls are not made of nacre, which means they do not share the same iridescent lustre. Instead, a conch pearl exhibits a wave-like ‘flame’ pattern that appears to shimmer across its surface – the more intense the flame display, the more highly-prized the conch pearl will be.

    The finest conch pearls are typically oval-shaped in shades of white, beige, yellow, and many varieties of pink. Only a small number of the conch pearls found in the shells are gem quality which rarely come in such an impressive size like this present example. In a world where cultured pearls dominate, natural pearls are scarce and sought-after which results in boosting the demand of conch pearls as well. Lot 581 featuring two natural beauties from the ocean makes the necklace rarer and more desirable.

    海螺珠因其婉約柔和的粉紅色澤、溫潤如瓷的質地,以及珍珠表面的優美火焰紋而大受追捧,被譽為世界上最珍貴難求的珍珠之一。海螺珠產於一種名為大鳳螺(Queen Conch)的貝類之中,為純天然而成,不含任何人為因素。與傳統珍珠不同,海螺珠並非由珍珠母構成,因此並無珍珠表面可見的虹彩。反之,海螺珠表面呈現一種獨特的的波浪紋圖案,狀如烈焰,華光灼灼,因而得名。火焰紋越深,海螺珠的價值則越高。

    品質最上乘的海螺珠多為橢圓形,呈白色、米色、黃色與多種粉紅色。只有少數海螺珠可被評為寶石級別,如本品般尺寸巨大者則更為罕見。如今,養殖珍珠在市場上比比皆是,天然珍珠數量稀少、備受青睞,令海螺珠的需求有增無減。拍品編號 581 項鏈飾兩顆美珠,為大自然的奇妙餽贈,教人一見傾心。

Σ581

A Conch Pearl, Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace

- One conch pearl, 17.48 carats
- One natural pearl, 4.17 carats
- Brilliant-cut diamond neckchain, approximately 10.26 carats total
- 18K white gold
- Necklace length 40.0 cm

SSEF Report: natural conch pearl, no indications of artificial colour modification
SSEF Report: natural pearl, no indications of artificial colour modification
附兩張瑞士SSEF證書

Please note that one SSEF Report is more than 5 years old and may require an update

Potential bidders who intend to export this lot are advised that certain permits may be required. Please contact the Jewels Department prior to bidding on this lot.
出口次拍品可能需要相關許可證明文件。如有意競投此拍品,請在拍賣會舉行前與珠寶部聯絡。

Estimate
HK$500,000 - 800,000 
$65,000-100,000

Sold for HK$529,200

Contact Specialist

Charlene Lau
Head of Jewels, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2039
[email protected]

Jewels and Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 23 June 2022