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    • One hundred and eight jadeite beads, measuring approximately 11.87 to 8.70mm

    • An oval diamond set on clasp, weighing 1.51 carats

    • 18 karat white gold

    • With a detachable diamond-set 'bow-knot' catch

    • Length approximately 1050mm

    (Jadeite Beads)
    Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report, numbered KJ100783(1-5), dated 10 September 2019, Type A Jadeites, natural colour without any resin.
    (1.51-carat Diamond)
    GIA report, numbered 6127218305, dated 9 June 2010, D colour, VS2 clarity.

    附 香港玉石鑑定中心 及 美國GIA 證書

  • Catalogue Essay

    A fine jadeite bead necklace has always been considered one of the most classic and rarest connoisseur jewellery items. To assemble a considerable number of jadeite beads, a huge jadeite boulder is required to provide enough quality beads for selection. On average, two-third of theses beads are rejected in the process, so only beads of the best matching colour and translucency are chosen. This very necklace is a fine example resulting from such a highly selective procedure. It is composed of 108 jadeite beads of superb quality, carefully selected from a pool of 500 beads originating from a boulder that weighed almost 5 kilograms. Each jadeite bead is scrupulously hand-picked to ensure well-matched colour, texture and translucency.


A Very Fine Jadeite Bead and Diamond Necklace

Length approximately 1050mm

HK$8,500,000 - 11,000,000 

Sold for HK$7,530,000

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

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019