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  • Catalogue Essay

    The allure of sapphires from Kashmir partly rests in their legendary origin amidst the Himalayan Mountains, a source that was exhausted more than a hundred years ago, limiting the supply of top-quality Kashmir sapphires to an extremely low number. Their unsurpassed colour is the other captivating attribute that sets Kashmir sapphires apart. Its unique blue so soft and velvety, yet rich and lustrous, glows under any kind of light, unlike sapphires from other origins which may appear purplish or greyish in comparison.
    These three sapphires (Lots 635 and 636) are particularly rare for they all adopted the step-cut, which is a cutting style reserved for the finest and cleanest sapphire roughs. Even rarer is to match two step-cut Kashmir sapphires of the same colour intensity and proportion like the two attractive specimens mounted on this pair of Harry Winston earrings. Weighing over 4 carats each, set with a classic two-stone diamond surmounts, no aficionado could resist adding them to their collection.


A Fine Pair of Sapphire and Diamond Pendent Earrings, Harry Winston

Signed HW for Harry Winston

HK$3,500,000 - 4,300,000 

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Jewels and Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2018