Phillips Announces Highlights from the Jewels & Jadeite Hong Kong Fall Auction on 27 November
Featuring a Dazzling Array of Coloured Diamonds, Coloured Gemstones, Signed Vintage Jewellery, and Important Diamonds
9 November 2021 – Hong Kong – Following the announcement of the largest single-owner jewellery collection ever to be offered in company history, Phillips is pleased to present 96 exceptionally curated lots in its upcoming sale of Jewels & Jadeite taking place at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong on 27 November at 11am HKT. The sale will be led by a 20.27 carat D/Flawless Type IIa diamond ring (illustrated above), and an equally enchanting 5.06 carat Fancy Pink-Purple diamond and diamond ring (illustrated page 2). In addition, the sale comprises an array of important diamonds, gemstones, signed vintage pieces by powerhouses such as Bulgari and Cartier, and modern style jadeites of superb quality.
Charlene Lau, Head of Department, Hong Kong, Phillips Jewels said, “Over the past two years we have seen a very strong appetite for jewellery and other luxury items from collectors across the globe, especially in Asia. Therefore, this season Phillips is thrilled to present three jewellery sales in Hong Kong, demonstrating our ability to build a thriving jewellery business and expand our presence in the region. We continue to curate a highly selective Jewels & Jadeite sale to suit different collecting needs – from dazzling diamonds to vibrant coloured gemstones, and from antique to contemporary designs, accessible to foremost connoisseurs, fashion tastemakers and emerging collectors alike. We have witnessed heated bidding for top-quality jewels from our most recent online sales and we look forward to carrying on this sturdy buying momentum to our sale room in Hong Kong this month.”
Important Diamonds and Coloured Diamonds
This season, an impressive 20.27 carat, D colour, Flawless clarity, Type IIA diamond ring will grace the Jewels & Jadeite auction. This spectacular diamond ring showcases how the convergence of natural elements can create the perfect stone, sourced from the legendary Letšeng mine renowned for its large, high-quality diamonds with the highest dollar value-per-carat of any diamond mine. This diamond is also classified as a rare “Type IIa” diamond, the most chemically pure type of diamond that displays exceptional optical transparency. Purple diamonds, like red diamonds, are one of the rarest hues in the world of natural colour diamonds. The dominant colour appearance of the present 5.06 carat Fancy Pink-Purple diamond and diamond ring is purple, coupled with extraordinary natural colour composition, making it a rare collectible for diamond aficionados.
A 20.27 carat D/Flawless (Type IIa) Diamond Ring
Estimate HK$14,000,000 – 18,000,000/
US$1,800,000 – 2,300,000
A 5.06 carat Fancy Pink-Purple Diamond and Diamond Ring
Estimate HK$11,000,000 – 19,000,000/
US$1,400,000 – 2,400,000
Rubies command higher prices per carat than any other gemstone besides coloured diamonds, and over the years, ‘pigeon blood’ stones from Burma have sparked excitement amongst collectors, fetching strong prices at auctions. A notable highlight this season is an unheated Burmese ‘pigeon blood’ ruby and diamond necklace, with rubies weighing 36.04 carats, expected to attract spirited bidding among collectors. Another sale highlight is a pair of Colombian, no-oil emerald and diamond earrings, exhibiting a richly saturated and homogeneous bluish-green hue. From the House of Harry Winston is a pair of 4.25 carat and 5.20 carat pear-shaped Burmese sapphire and ‘Winston Cluster’ diamond earrings, showcasing the House’s signature motif.
Signed Vintage Emerald Jewellery
Vintage jewellery has become a popular trend among seasoned collectors and fashionistas who desire unique, storied pieces. Antique jewels by Houses such as Cartier and Bulgari are rare and highly sought after. This season, Phillips is delighted to present three exquisite vintage emerald pieces by Cartier from the 1960s. Emerald and diamond earrings designed as diamond fluted scrolls with brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds, and a pair of diamond-framed emerald pendant earrings both reflect Cartier’s multi-dimensional design aesthetic. Another highlight is an emerald and diamond ring featuring a 9.89 carat emerald in a classic diamond setting surrounded by marquise-cut diamonds. Each diamond is purposefully set at different angles to create light that refracts off each diamond, enhancing the exquisite emerald. These extraordinary pieces are testament to Cartier’s distinctive mastery of gemstones, bringing to life the characteristics they possess.
Cartier, founded in 1847, has created a reputation synonymous with the fusion of exceptional savoir-faire and timelessness. Celebrated as the “Jeweller of the Kings”, Cartier continuously pushes the boundaries, striving to achieve excellence in originality beyond one’s imagination. Embracing Cartier’s historical journey with its luxurious approach, the fundamental belief remains that the gemstones guide each creation.
Hong Kong Preview
10:00am-19:00pm HKT, 23-26 November
11:00am HKT, 27 November
Location: JW Marriott, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
HONG KONG – Ingrid Hsu, Public Relations Director, Asia [email protected] +852 2318 2043