A Fine Emerald and Diamond Ring, Mount by Cartier

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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.

  • Catalogue Essay

    據文獻記戴,早於公元前400年已經有關於祖母綠的描述,無論是用作名貴的裝飾品、還是作為避邪的護身符,綠光耀眼的祖母綠是權力和財富的象徵,也是忠貞和無私的標記,從古到今都受到世人的推崇。祖母綠之所以能夠在當今世界上大放異彩,原因是在十六世紀初西班牙探險家和南美國家經商,南美國家都以祖母綠代替貨幣。這些祖母綠質素之高,歐洲探險家前所未見,查問之下才知道出自哥倫比亞。時至今天,哥倫比亞依然是出產最頂級祖母綠的礦區,寶石晶體純美,火光閃爍。當中最上乘的寶石色澤飽和、綠中帶一絲藍。由於特殊的形成環境,祖母綠都有一些典型的內含物,因此市場上絶大部分的祖母綠都經過浸油處理。也正因為如此,全天然的哥倫比亞祖母綠十分稀有,未經處理且澄明透亮的更是稀中之稀。
    此等頂級哥倫比亞祖母綠最近幾年在寶石界炙手可熱,份量傲人的祖母綠尤其受到藏家歡迎。富藝斯在去年的秋拍中就以接近1000萬港幣成交了一顆重19.90克拉的哥倫比亞無油祖母綠。這次為大家帶來一顆重逾10克拉的寶石同樣來自經典的哥倫比亞礦源,擁有當地礦藏獨有的飽滿色彩,濃而不沉,切割比例均勻。更重要的是,此戒指由著名珠寶商卡地亞所打造。在高級珠寶的舞台上,卡地亞是「最卓越、最稀珍寶石」的同義詞,由他們打造的祖母綠戒指無疑是非凡珠寶的代表。

  • Maker Bio

    Cartier

    French

    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

10.72克拉天然「哥倫比亞」祖母綠配鑽石戒指, 戒台由卡地亞打造, 祖母綠未經浸油處理

Estimate
HK$3,800,000 - 4,800,000 
$480,000-600,000

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