Karen Suen - Jewels & Jadeite Hong Kong Sunday, May 26, 2019 | Phillips
    • Two carved jadeite plaques, measuring approximately 37.63 x 13.55 x 2.21 and 36.90 x 13.52 x 2.19 mm respectively

    • Embellished by eight half moon-shaped rubies, totalling approximately 21.85 carats

    • Highlighted by brilliant-cut diamonds on both sides, together approximately 9.35 carats

    • 18 karat pink and white gold

    (Two Carved Jadeites)
    Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report, numbered KJ99911, dated 14 March 2019, Type A jadeites, natural colour without any resin.
    (Rubies, based on random-testing)
    GIA report, numbered 7328379533, dated 8 April 2019, no indications of heating.

    附 香港玉石鑑定中心證書 及 美國GIA證書

  • Catalogue Essay

    Often considered a traditional gemstone mounted on jewellery hidden away as family heirloom, jadeite comes to astonish fashionista as the next chic element in modern day jewels. The jadeite plaques on this pair of earrings are placed in strong contrast to rubies that are cut specifically to realize this design. Its geometry calls to mind a pagoda structure and Art Deco jewellery influenced by Orientalism. Whether it is the choice of materials or the design concept, this lot is where the old and new, East and West coincides in elevated harmony.
    This unique piece of jewel is comparable to collectible work of art, and the artist behind this is Karen Suen, one of the most promising jewellery designers from Hong Kong. Karen’s creations are exquisitely handcrafted and fascinate discerning clients worldwide with their originality and glamourous panache. She was recognized as one of the Ten Most Outstanding Designer in 2014 and received the Outstanding Greater China Designer Awards for her prowess as a high jewellery designer.


A Pair of Carved Jadeite Plaque, Ruby and Diamond Pendent Earrings, Karen Suen

HK$380,000 - 480,000 

Sold for HK$525,000

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Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019