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    • One cushion-shaped emerald, 10.72 carats

    • Shoulders set with round diamonds

    • Platinum

    • Mount signed Cartier

    • Size 5½

    (10.72-carat Emerald)
    AGL report, numbered 1092353, dated 3 May 2018, Colombia, no clarity enhancement.
    SSEF report, numbered 99706, dated 23 April 2018, Colombia, no indications of clarity modification in fissures at the time of testing.

    附 美國AGL 及 瑞士SSEF證書

  • Catalogue Essay

    For centuries, dating as early as 4000BC, emeralds, probably the oldest and most treasured gemstone, have been held in high esteem, adorning man for ornamental purposes, as a talisman for luck and fortune, power and opulence or simply a symbol of romance and devotion. The modern emerald bounty began in the early 16th century when Spanish explorers traded emeralds from South America and discovered a precious deposit of emeralds that were far superior to any seen before. No other emerald deposit in the world can rival the fine quality of Colombian emeralds, highly prized for their crystalline clarity and fire. The finest Colombian emeralds exhibit a richly saturated and homogeneous bluish green colour, and often possess a variety of internal inclusions or fingerprints of nature due to the delicate balance of their formation and the demanding methods taken to obtain these precious gems. Oiling is a widely acceptable trade practice to mask these natural imperfections. Consequently, untreated Colombian emeralds with high clarity are extremely rare and sought after by collectors.
    Natural Colombian emeralds of lush green colour and fine clarity has seen increasing demand in recent years, particularly for sizeable specimens. A 19.90-carat no-oil Colombian emerald was sold for close to ten million Hong Kong dollars at Phillips Hong Kong autumn auction just a year ago. To be offered is an exceptional Colombian emerald of over 10 carats, possessing exemplary qualities of the finest Colombian gemstones, combines desirable colour intensity with well-proportioned cut. Furthermore, this attractive ring also bears the name of Harry Winston, which is synonymous to the rarest and most remarkable gemstones of the highest quality in the world of high jewellery.

  • Artist Biography



    With the Constitution of 1848 came a new standard for luxury in France. Founded one year prior by Louis-Francois Cartier, the house of Cartier was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. It helped men move from pocket watches to wristwatches, effectively making the watch much more functional and prominent in a man's overall wardrobe.

    Cartier did not only touch on functionality. Inspired by a commissioned painting by George Barbier featuring a black panther at the feet of an elegantly bejeweled woman, Cartier began incorporating wild animals in his designs—most notably, Cartier Panthère rings, bangle bracelets and watches. Yet it wasn't until the late 1960s that the house of Cartier debuted their iconic yellow and rose gold LOVE collection, which includes the famous bracelet that only a special screwdriver can open. 

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A Fine Emerald and Diamond Ring, Mount by Cartier

Mount signed Cartier
Size 5½

HK$3,800,000 - 4,800,000 

Sold for HK$4,780,000

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

Jewels and Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2018