Two jadeite bead necklaces, circa Republican period. Photo: Sotheby's
Comprising two necklaces, each composed of one hundred and twenty-seven graduated jadeite beads of emerald green colour and fine translucency, completed by a gold clasp, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold, length approximately 755mm and 795mm respectively. Jadeite beads approximately 10.15mm to 3.45mm. Estimation 22,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD
Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificates numbered KJ 81190(1-5) and KJ81191(1-5), both dated 12 August 2013, stating that the jadeites are natural, known in the trade as “A jade”. Also accompanied by SSEF certificate numbered 69131, dated 12 July 2013, stating that the jadeites are natural, with no indications of clarity modification. Further accompanied by SSEF Appendix stating that the jadeites' "vivid but well-saturated green colour, poetically also referred to as Imperial green, is due to the presence of well-balanced trace elements in these gemstones, typical and characteristic for the finest jadeite-jade from the reputed mines close to Hpakan in Burma (Myanmar)...... Assembling a selection of jadeite-jade of this quality in colour, translucency and fine texture is very rare and exceptional."
Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite. Hong Kong | 07 Oct 2013- http://www.sothebys.com