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HONG KONG.- Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction 2015 will be held on 6 Dec 2015 (Sunday), 1pm, and preview will be held from 28 Nov to 5 Dec (10:00 am to 6:00pm), at 30/F Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. This autumn, Tiancheng International offers over 280 lots of finest jewellery and jadeite pieces totalling over HK$280 million/US$36 million. The forthcoming auction will highlight an array of exceptional jewels, including the magnificent Natural Unheated Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Necklace and Pair of Matching Pendent Earrings, with sapphires altogether weighing 106.86 carats. Also noteworthy is a rare Icy Lavender Jadeite “Laughing Buddha” and Diamond Pendant. With exquisite craftsmanship, the Buddha’s iconic image was brought to life in this much-coveted lot. 

Mr. Stewart Young, Director of Tiancheng International’s Jewellery Department, remarks, “Following our extraordinary auction results achieved last season with The Flare of Crimson, 52.22-carat natural unheated Mozambican “Pigeon’s Blood” ruby and diamond necklace sold at HK$24.8 million/US$3.17 million, setting a world record for any Mozambican ruby jewellery at auction, we have amassed an array of extraordinary gemstones this season. Under current global economic slowdown, it is foreseen that jewellery will render as a preferable investment option and hence an increasing market demand for finest jewellery and jadeite pieces. We have garnered an array of important natural untreated gemstones, and they are complemented by a splendid range of impressive designs by Alessio Boschi, Bulgari, Nirav Modi, Scavia and many more. Apart from that, we will present a number of irresistible jewellery pieces by independent designers. Similarly noteworthy is a delightful selection of jewellery by Mikimoto, together with collection of spinels and “Triple Excellent” diamonds will also be presented. The auction promises to lead all discerning connoisseurs to a dazzling world of exquisite jewellery.” 

MAGNIFICENT GEMSTONES AND DIAMONDS 
Coloured Gemstones
 
Sapphire has been intertwined with jewellery for as long as we can remember. It holds the responsibility of bonding modern times with the past; it is thought that sapphire attracts heavenly blessings, as well as protecting its owner from envy and harm. In addition, this eminent gemstone represents royalty and romance. Two large sapphires play the main role in the talisman of Charlemagne, the King who united Western Europe during the middle ages. The talisman was crafted for his wife as their faith for everlasting love. His intention was surely an honest and respectful one, as their love never found its way to an ending. Sapphire has been exchanged among royal families since then as a sincere symbol and promise of love. 

Comprising a necklace and a pair of matching earrings, “The Blue Lagoon” is a pure fascination. Representing flowing water in nature, the suite consists of 20 incredible sapphires weighing over 106 carats in size; it is complemented with D-colour diamonds weighing over 103 carats, mapping out a flawless balance for this magnificent piece of treasure that can pass on for generations.

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“The Blue Lagoon”. Magnificent Burmese "Blue colour" Sapphire and Diamond Necklace; and Pair of matching Pendent Earrings. Estimate HK$22,500,000 - 30,000,000 (US$2,885,000 - 3,850,000)

The articulated necklace composed of sixteen graduated cushion-shaped sapphires, accented by pear-, marquise-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds; and pair of matching pendent earrings, the sapphires altogether weighing 106.86 carats, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 104.60 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold, length approximately 418mm. (2) 

Accompanied by Gübelin reports numbered 15097117/1 to 16 and 15097116/1 and 2, dated 16 September 2015, stating that the 86.41 and 20.45 carat sapphires on necklace and earrings respectively are natural, Burmese , of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating; along with an appendix stating that 'The twenty sapphires described in the above mentioned Gübelin Gem Lab Report possess a saturated and homogeneous colour. In addition, these gemstones have been spared of thermal treatment. A matched set of twenty sapphires of this size, and possessing such a combination of characteristics is rare.'

SSEF report and Premium Book numbered 81881, dated 25 September 2015, stating that the 106.86 carat sapphires on necklace and earrings are natural, Blue colour of medium strong to strong saturation, of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating; along with an appendix letter, stating that the sapphire jewellery set described...possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation...The natural sapphires in this jewellery...have been carefully selected to match beautifully in quality, especially in terms of their attractive and saturated blue colour...Their attractive blue colour is due to a combination of well-balanced trace elements in these gemstones, typical and characteristic for the finest sapphires of Mogok. Part of these sapphires show a degree of saturation and colour hue, qualifying them to be poetically also described as 'royal blue'...Assembling a matching selection of natural sapphires from Burma of this size and quality is rare and exceptional.';

206 GIA reports, stating that the 103.34 carat diamonds ranging from 1.52 to 0.30 carats are D colour, Internally Flawless to VVS2 clarity, 18 round diamonds with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry, 21 fancy-cut diamonds with Excellent Polish and Symmetry, 155 fancy-cut diamonds with Excellent Polish 

Natural rubies from Burma are normally smaller in size, so those exceeding 5 carats in weight are extremely rare. This autumn, Tiancheng International proudly presents fiery treasures that will set every heart aflutter. Imbued with an intense red hue, this 8.06-Carat Natural Unheated Burmese Mogok “Pigeon’s Blood” Ruby and Diamond Ring from Bulgari (Lot 104,Estimate : HK$ 3,500,000 – 4,500,000/US$450,000 – 577,000)is set among sparkling diamonds to offer a tribute to the ancient Roman heritage and architectural origins of Bulgari’s artistry, rendering it a classical gem that deserves pride of place in any private collection.

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8.06-Carat Natural Unheated Burmese Mogok “Pigeon’s Blood” Ruby and Diamond Ring by Bulgari. Estimate HK$22,500,000 - 30,000,000 (US$2,885,000 - 3,850,000). 

Centring on a cushion-shaped ruby weighing 8.06 carats, flanked by baguette diamonds, accented by brilliant-cut diamonds, the diamonds together weighing approximately 3.55 carats, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold, signed. Ring size: 6¼

Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 82271, dated 25 September 2015, stating that the 8.06 carat ruby is natural, Red colour of medium strong saturation, of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating; along with an appendix stating that 'The natural ruby described...possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation...The ruby exhibits a remarkable size and weight of 8.06 ct combined with an attractive and beautifully saturated color...The inclusions found by microscopic inspection are the hallmarks of rubies from the classical ruby mines in the Mogok valley in Burma (Myanmar), well known for its wealth in gems since historic times. Its saturated red colour is due to a combination of well-balanced trace elements in this gemstone, characteristic for fine rubies from Mogok...A natural ruby from Burma of this size and quality is rare and exceptional.';

GIA report numbered 7208875352, dated 29 September 2015, stating that the 8.06 carat ruby is natural, Vivid Red colour, of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating; with comments stating that 'The colour appearance of this stone is described in the trade as 'Pigeon's Blood'.'; along with a portrait, stating that 'As a stunning symbol of love, power, and wisdom, this 8.06 carats of ruby spark a passion within both gemologists and spectators, inspiring further review and observation.' 

Another 10.22-Carat Natural Unheated Burmese Mogok “Pigeon’s Blood” Ruby and Diamond Ring (Lot 235,Estimate : HK$ 18,000,000 – 25,000,000/US$ 2,300,000 – 3,200,000)is equally enchanting. Exuding the most preferred stunning “pigeon’s blood” colour, the gem is surrounded with white diamonds totalling approximately 7.55 carats, unleashing the most luminescent sparkle for a lasting impression. 

 

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10.22-Carat Natural Unheated Burmese Mogok “Pigeon’s Blood” Ruby and Diamond Ring. Estimate HK$18,000,000 - 25,000,000 (US$2,300,000 - 3,200,000)

Centring on a cushion-shaped ruby weighing 10.22 carats, framed by brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 1.10 carats, to an outer frame of brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing 6.45 carats, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold. Ring size: 6

Accompanied by SSEF report and Premium Book numbered 80415, dated 27 May 2015, stating that the 10.22 carat ruby is natural, Red colour of strong saturation, of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating; along with an appendix letter, stating that 'the natural ruby descibed...possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits a special mention and appreciation...The small inclusions found by microscopic inspection are the hallmarks of rubies from the classical ruby mines in the Mogok valley in Burma (Myanmar), well known for its wealth in gems since historic times. Its saturated red colour - poetically also referred to as 'Pigeon Blood Red' - is due to a combination of well-balanced trace elements in this gemstone, characteristic for the finest rubies from Mogok. In addition to these qualities, this ruby has been spared exposure to heat treatment and its clarity and colour are thus entirely natural. A natural ruby from Burma of this size and quality is vary rare and exceptional.';

Gübelin report numbered 15097115, dated 16 September 2015, stating that the 10.22 carat ruby is natural, Red colour, of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating; along with two information sheets, stating that 'The demand for natural, unheated rubies kept growing while the supply of such gems remains highly limited, making large, natural rubies of gem-quality from all major souces, such as Burma (Myanmar), Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, difficult to find...Mogok-type rubies typically possess a red body colour and red UV-fluorescence. In addition, they may contain tiny amounts of light-scattering rutile silk and a swirl-like growth pattern. It is this combination of features which gives these rubies their characteristic appearance.';

GRS report numbered GRS2014-102856, dated 19 November 2014, stating that the 10.22 carat ruby is natural, Vivid Red colour (GRS type "Pigeon's Blood"), of Burmese origin, with no indication of thermal treatment;

12 GIA reports, stating that the diamonds ranging from 0.58 to 0.51 carat are G colour, Internally Flawless clarity, with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry.

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99.00-Carat Natural Unheated Burmese Ruby and Diamond Necklace; diamonds together weighing approximately 33.90 carats. Estimate : HK$ 1,000,000–2,000,000 (US$ 128,000–256,000). 

Of ribbon design, the articulated necklace composed of one hundred and thirty-seven oval, antique cushion-shaped and circular-cut rubies together weighing 99.00 carats, decorated with pear-shaped diamonds together weighing approximately 33.90 carats, mounted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, length approximately 375mm.

Accompanied by LOTUS report numbered 2596-9740, dated 10 August 2015, stating that the 99.00 carat rubies are natural, Red colour, of vivid saturation and medium-deep tone, of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating or treatment; along with a note stating that 'Suites of matched gems such as this are exceptionally rare'; report numbered 2109-2245, dated 20 May 2015, stating that the 0.93 carat ruby is natural, Red colour, of vivid saturation and medium-deep tone, of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating or treatment; with a colour type note stating that 'The highly saturated crimson colour of this gem earns it the LOTUS "Pigeon's Blood" distinction.' 

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24.13-Carat Natural Untreated Colombian Muzo Emerald and Diamond Ring. Estimate : HK$ 10,000,000 – 15,000,000 (US$ 1,280,000 – 1,920,000). 

Centring on a cushion-shaped emerald weighing 24.13 carats, flanked by half-moon shaped diamonds together weighing approximately 2.30 carats respectively, mounted in platinum. Ring size: 5¾

Accompanied by Gübelin report numbered 14116060, dated 1 December 2014, stating that the 24.13 carat emerald is natural, Green colour, of Colombian origin, with no indications of clarity enhancement; along with an information sheet;
SSEF report and premium book numbered 78901, dated 10 March 2015, stating that the 24.13 carat emerald is natural, Green colour of strong saturation, of Colombian origin, with no indications of clarity modification; along with an appendix letter stating that "the natural emerald ...possesses exceptional characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation.The small inclusions found by microscopic examination represent the hallmarks of Colombian emeralds from the famous mining areas Muzo, Coscuez, and Chivor, all located in the green foothills of the Cordillera Oriental in the Colombian Andes. A natural emerald from Colombia of this size and quality is very rare and exceptional.";
GRS report numbered GRS2014-103592, dated 23 October 2014, stating that the 24.13 carat emerald is natural, Vivid Green colour, of Colombian origin, with no clarity enhancement (non-enhanced clarity features visible); along with an appendix stating that the vivid saturated green emerald of 24.13 carat is reminiscent of the legendary colour variety found in the world renowned Muzo mines (GRS-type Muzo green)

The qualities of spinels – such as rich intense colour, hardness and glitter – misled many to consider them sapphires. Besides red, spinel also comes in blue, which is long cherished by jewellery collectors. While iron and zinc could turn spinel bluish, none of them surpass cobalt spinel in value. Characterised by its rarity, cobalt spinel is considered extraordinary for the brilliant radiance it evokes that is hardly seen in other gems. Amongst cobalt spinels, only the rarest possesses the colour-changing characteristics, due to the conditions of light source and ions in these stones. 

The 25.79-Carat Natural Untreated Sri Lankan Colour-Changing Cobalt Spinel and Diamond Ring (Lot 144,Estimate : HK$ 780,000 – 1,200,000/US$ 100,000 – 154,000)to be offered in the upcoming auction is named “The Electric Romance” . The spinel appears blue in daylight(Left)but turns purplish(Right)under incandescent light, looking enchanting in different ways. Mistaken for a blue sapphire, it had been stored in a private fault for over 50 years until the rediscovery of its original value by Tiancheng International’s specialists. By far the largest colour-changing cobalt spinel to be offered at auction, the lot has astounded experienced gemstone dealers by its tremendous size. Endowed with extraordinary colour-changing characteristics, this cobalt spinel has a strong investment value and is considered a rare treasure to discerning collectors. 

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25.79-Carat Natural Untreated Sri Lankan Colour-Changing Cobalt Spinel and Diamond Ring. Estimate : HK$ 780,000 – 1,200,000 (US$ 100,000 – 154,000)

The ring set with an oval colour-changing cobalt spinel weighing 25.79 carats, to a stylised basket embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 1.05 carats, mounted in platinum. Ring size: 6

Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 81880, dated 25 September 2015, stating that the 25.79 carat colour-change cobalt spinel is natural, Blue colour under daylight and Purple colour under incandescent light, with a moderate colour-change, of Sri Lankan origin, with no indications of any treatment; along with an appendix letter, stating that 'The natural spinel described...possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation...It exhibits an impressive size and weight of 25.79 ct, combined with a very fine purity. Furthermore, this cobalt-spinel is characterised by a very attractive colour change from blue in daylight to purple in incandescent light...Its attractive blue colour with a subtle colour change to purple in incandescent light is due to a combination of well-balanced trace elements - notablly cobalt - which is typical and characteristic for this variety of spinel... A natural colour-change cobalt-spinel from Ceylon of this size and quality is very rare and can thus be considered a true treasure of nature';

GIA report numbered 6192327908, dated 27 February 2015, stating that the 25.79 carat cobalt spinel is natural, Violetish Blue colour under daylight or fluorescent light changing to Purple colour under incandescent light, with no indications of heating; along with a GIA portrait stating that the 'top-quality colour-change spinels like the 25.79ct gem which is the subject of this special GIA portrait report are extremely rare';

LOTUS report numbered 3065-4149, dated 17 July 2015, stating that the 25.79 carat spinel is natural, Blue colour in daylight, of rich saturation and medium-deep tone, of Sri Lankan origin, with no indications of heating or treatment; with a note stating that 'this gem displays a lovely change of colour from blue in daylight to violet in incandescent light'; along with a special supplement stating that 'the colour-changing phenomenon is quite rare in spinel and the 25.79 ct stone that is the subject of this report is a fine example...While Serendib is justly famous for its rubies and sapphires, it is also known as the home of the finest blue spinels...contain traces of cobalt, producing an electric blue unique in the world of gems...its beautiful colour in daylight, coupled with an impressive size and fine cut, earn it the LOTUS Gem of Distinction honour'.

Sparkling Diamonds 
In diamonds, rarity equals value. Coloured diamonds are rarer and more valuable than colourless diamonds. Only one in 10,000 diamonds found is coloured diamonds. Across the spectrum, yellow diamonds are celebrated for the vivid and golden hues. This autumn, Tiancheng International has assembled several of these sophisticated and glamorous yellow diamonds: 

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31.01-Carat Step-Cut Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow VVS2 Clarity Diamond and Diamond Ring; diamonds together weighing approximately 1.50 carats. Estimate : HK$ 16,000,000 – 20,000,000 (US$ 2,050,000 – 2,560,000) 

Centring on a square emerald-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 31.01 carats, flanked by two trapeze-shaped diamonds together weighing approximately 1.50 carats, mounted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold. Ring size: 6¼

Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2171265325, dated 3 August 2015, stating that the 31.01 carat diamond is natural, Fancy Vivid Yellow colour, VVS2 clarity; along with a GIA portrait, stating that 'With a distinctive glow often likened to rays of the sun, yellow diamonds such as the 31.01 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Square Emerald-Cut Diamond are coveted by those with fine taste and aesthetic vision...In GIA's experience, the larger the crystal, the less likely it is to contain strong coloration. While a yellow tinge is common among natural diamonds, strong, apparent colour is not. In dictating the value of colored diamonds, color far outweighs the other Cs (clarity, cut and carat weight).'

Many coloured diamonds nowadays are fashioned as radiant-cut to intensify the colour. Only premium Internally Flawless coloured diamonds with strong saturation will be fashioned as step-cut as such cutting not only sacrifices a lot of weight during polishing, it also reveals the true colour and clarity of the diamond through its table. Of remarkable size, this Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond radiates a dazzling brilliance that delights all jewellery lovers. In recent years, coloured diamonds have accepted growing popularity. And with its brilliance and elegance, yellow diamonds are well loved by connoisseurs, which have made their price per carat soar up over time. This pristine beauty is certainly a treasure not to be missed. 

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“Sierra Leone Golden Tiger Eye”. 5.21-Carat Natural Fancy Deep Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring. Estimate : HK$ 2,600,000 – 3,600,000 (US$ 335,000 – 460,000) 

Centring on a brilliant-cut natural fancy deep yellow diamond weighing 5.21 carats, decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds to the shank, mounted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold. Ring size: 5

Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2175056496, dated 13 August 2015, stating that the 5.21 carat diamond is natural, Fancy Deep Yellow colour.

The world’s most captivating yellow diamonds are harvested from the Zimi mine in Sierra Leone. The yellow diamonds mined possess a deep, warm and intense yellow colour with a touch of orange hue. This makes the entire stone sparkles with a vivid yellow like the colour of Jonquil. This autumn, Tiancheng International is pleased to offer a 5.21-carat Fancy Deep Yellow diamond originated from the Zimi mine in Sierra Leone. Featuring the same magnificent colour that makes Zimi yellow diamonds so coveted around the world, it resembles the fiery glint of regality that calls to mind the glow in a tiger’s eyes.  

With jewellery of perfection and elegance to charm modern women, Indian jeweller Nirav Modi speaks thousands of sophisticated stories. This Pair of 17.55 and 17.06-Carat Natural Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, Pink Diamond and Diamond Pendent Earrings is entitled “Eternity Earrings” (Lot 284,Estimate : HK$ 9,000,000 – 12,000,000/US$ 1,150,000 – 1,540,000). Sourced from South Africa, the dazzling Fancy Intense Yellow diamonds are accentuated by a halo of intense pink and DIF brilliant-cut diamonds with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry. Simulating beautiful water droplets, the unique design is a resembling mix of rich Indian heritage and Western Renaissance. Echoing the beauty of femininity, the “Eternity Earrings” are set to be an aesthetic gratification and timeless desire for all jewellery collectors. 

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“Eternity Earrings”. Pair of 17.55 and 17.06-Carat Natural Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, Pink Diamond and Type IIa Diamond Pendent Earrings. Estimate : HK$ 9,000,000 – 12,000,000 (US$ 1,150,000 – 1,540,000)

Each suspending a cushion-shaped fancy intense yellow diamond weighing 17.55 and 17.06 carats respectively, encircled with four brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the pink diamond surrounds, to the surmount set with a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 1.61 and 1.55 carats respectively, enhanced to the basket with brilliant-cut yellow diamonds, the yellow diamonds and diamonds altogether weighing approximately 3.70 carats, the pink diamonds altogether weighing approximately 1.80 carats, mounted in 18 karat white, pink and yellow gold, signed. Accompanied with a signed presentation set.

Accompanied by GIA reports numbered 2125478910 and 2171090810, dated 27 May and 4 May 2015 respectively, stating that the 17.55 and 17.06 diamonds are natural, Fancy Intense Yellow colour, VS1 clarity; 17.55 carat with Excellent Polish; 
reports numbered 1137847461 and 1169306524, dated 22 August 2012 and 31 January 2014 respectively, stating that the 1.61 and 1.55 carat diamonds are D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, with Excellent cut, Polish and Symmetry; along with two diamond type classifications, stating that the 1.61 and 1.55 carat round brilliant diamonds have been determined to be a Type IIa diamond. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency. Type IIa diamonds were first identified as originating from India (particularly from the Golconda region) but have since been recovered in all major diamond-producing regions of the world. Among famous gem diamonds, the 530.20 carat Cullinan I and the 105.60 carat Koh-i-noor are examples of type IIa; 
eight GIA reports stating that the 0.60, 0.59, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.34, 0.34 diamonds are D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry. 

The Triple Excellent Collection 
A single brilliant-cut diamond with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry is already a legacy of nature and craftsmanship; not to mention a well matched collection with good clarity and intricate proportions. Such a collection requires a long period of time to pair, large amount of resources to complete and great attention to the details. At the Spring Auction 2015, Tiancheng International introduced a series of diamond lots with “Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry” which concluded with overwhelming results. This autumn, Tiancheng International continues to present collectors with several Triple Excellent diamonds pieces housed by Golkonda to unveil the true luminescence and brilliance of the perfect stones. As it may take years to produce a well-matched diamond collection, the necklace and bracelet presented are exceptionally precious. 

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71.74-Carat Diamond Bracelet with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry, Golkonda. Estimate : HK$ 6,200,000 – 8,200,000 (US$ 795,000 – 1,050,000) 

The articulated bracelet centring on a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 10.10 carats, flanked by brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing 61.64 carats, mounted in platinum, signed, length approximately 171mm. Accompanied with an original signed box.

Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2135638929, dated 13 July 2011, stating that the 10.10 carat diamond is I colour, VS2 clarity, with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry; 

GCAL report numbered 223050010, dated 9 January 2015, stating that the 10.10 carat diamond is I colour, VS2 clarity, with Ideal Cut (Excellent Light Performance, Finish and Proportions), and Excellent Hearts and Arrows.

32 GIA reports, stating that the diamonds ranging from 3.56 to 1.02 carats are H to J colour, Internally Flawless to VS2 clarity, with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry.

 

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16.23-Carat Natural Fancy Yellow VVS1 Clarity Diamond and Diamond Pendent Necklace, Golkonda. Estimate : HK$ 6,200,000 – 8,200,000 (US$ 795,000 – 1,050,000) 

Suspending a heart-shaped fancy yellow diamond weighing 16.23 carats, surmounted by an emerald-cut diamond weighing 0.62 carat, to a necklace composed of a heart-shaped diamond weighing 3.50 carats and forty-three brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing 46.90 carats, mounted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, signed, length approxiamtely 438mm. Accompanied with an original signed box.

Accompanied by GIA report numbered 5111123509, dated 10 September 2009, stating that the 16.23 carat diamond is natural, Fancy Yellow colour, VVS1 clarity;

report numbered 2146750840, dated 12 March 2013, stating that the 3.51 carat diamond is F colour, VS2 clarity;

report numbered 2146548244, dated 20 May 2013, stating that the 0.62 carat diamond is D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, with Excellent Polish;

43 GIA reports, stating that the diamonds ranging from 3.51 to 0.33 carats are D to G colour, Internally Flawless to VS2 clarity, with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry. 

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10.67-Carat H Colour SI1 Clarity Excellent Polish Diamond Ring. Estimate : HK$ 1,000,000 – 2,000,000 (US$ 128,000 – 256,000). 

Simply set with an oval brilliant-cut diamond weighing 10.67 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Ring size: 4¾

Accompanied by GIA report numbered 7208219267, dated 15 June 2015, stating that the 10.67 carat diamond is H colour, SI1 clarity, with Excellent Polish

Oval-shaped diamonds are especially rare and popular among connoisseurs. This sparkling 10.67-carat diamond is simply a classic sophistication. The estimate of this lot is only a third of its market value. Given its premium quality, this shinning glory promises to bring further sparkles to the auction.

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Diamond “Feather” Brooch, Mikimoto. Estimate : HK$ 100,000 – 200,000 (US$ 12,800 – 25,600)  

Modelled as a feather, the articulated brooch set throughout with brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 10.90 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold, signed.

With their high-quality cultured pearls, Mikimoto is one of the world’s leading fine jewellers nowadays. Apart from pearls, its gemstone jewellery enjoys equivalent popularity. Set upon this brooch are diamonds weighing approximately 10.90 carats, accompanied with an elegant, streamlined design inspired by the elegance and dancing movements of a feather. When worn, the “feather” emits a desirable glitter, as though swaying gracefully in the breeze to impart an enticing allure. This dynamic “feather” bears the legacy of Mr. Mikimoto’s aspiration to “adorn every woman in the world with jewels” and let them express their feminine charm. 

OPULENT JADEITE 

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Pair of Jadeite, Icy Lavender Jadeite, Coloured Diamond and Diamond Pendent Earrings/Ring/Pendent Necklace, Alessio Boschi. Estimate : HK$ 22,000,000 – 32,000,000 (US$ 2,820,000 – 4,100,000) 

The multi-functional pair of jadeite cabochons of highly translucent intense lavender and bright emerald green colour respectively, to be worn as pair of pendent earrings, ring and pendent necklace, decorated with marquise-shaped, baguette, shield- and brilliant-cut diamonds of colourless, yellow and pink hues, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 16.65 carats, mounted in 18 karat yellow, white and blackened gold, signed, length approximately 409mm. Ring size: 6

Lavender and Green cabochons measuring approximately 27.61 x 24.70 x 10.88 and 26.55 x 24.23 x 9.25mm respectively.

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory reports numbered KJ91562 to KJ91563, dated 13 October 2015, stating that the jadeites are natural, known in the trade as 'A Jade'.

In traditional Chinese culture and Taoism, purple is considered a supreme colour, symbolising the ziwei Star, which represents the emperor of the Middle Kingdom. Cultural references to the colour include zijincheng (purple Forbidden City), the Chinese name of the Forbidden City in Beijing; zi yi shou dai (purple clothing and ribbons), which symbolise the lofty positions held by court officials and the nobility. Another saying cited frequently is zi qi dong lai (purple qi coming from the east), which originates from the tale of a purple cloud hovering over the Hangu Pass as Laozi, founder of Taoism, travelled through the outpost in western China. The term is used to connote wealth, fortune and auspiciousness. 

Emerald green was the colour symbolising fortune, fame as well as luck and peace. Jadeite of this colour was discovered by the imperial court in the early Ming period and it became the superior jewellery material among the upper class. Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty was so obsessed with it that half of the 30,000 pieces of jadeite treasures displayed in the Palace Museum centuries later was once owned by him. Similarly infatuated with the gemstone was Empress Dowager Cixi, who was always seen donning bead necklaces, rings and hairpins made from jadeite. Even her abode in Changchun Palace was filled with jadeite utensils including chopsticks and bowls with lids. Emerald-green fei cui was associated with nobility in the Ming and Qing dynasties and the finest jadeite colour was praised as “Imperial Green”, meaning that only emperors were qualified to wear it. 

This is an extraordinary work by renowned designer Alessio Boschi. The two enormous jadeite cabochons are characterised by full-bodied roundedness and captivating translucency. Coinciding with each other, the graceful purple and lustrous green delineates the virtues of auspiciousness symbolised by jadeite. They can be flexibly transformed into a pendent necklace, earrings or rings to suit diverse occasions, while accentuating the owner’s privileged status.

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Pair of Icy Jadeite, Jadeite, Gem-Set and Diamond Pendent Earrings, Alessio Boschi. Estimate : HK$ 550,000 – 800,000 (US$ 70,500 – 103,000) 

Each suspending a pear-shaped icy jadeite of fine translucency, surmounted by three jadeites of good translucent emerald green colour, surrounded by circular-cut yellow sapphires altogether weighing approximately 1.95 carats, decorated with marquise-shaped and circular-cut tsavorite garnets altogether weighing approximately 4.20 carats, highlighted by a rose-cut diamond and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat yellow and white gold, signed.

Icy jadeites measuring approximately 31.75 x 18.85 x 11.76 and 31.46 x 19.15 x 11.85mm respectively; green jadeites approximately 14.03 x 6.51 x 3.83 to 10.77 x 5.72 x 3.47mm.

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory reports numbered KJ91388(1-2) to KJ91389, dated 24 September 2015, stating that the jadeites are natural, known in the trade as 'A Jade'.

Another masterpiece from Alessio Boschi is this pair of earrings. Under the designer’s creative endeavour, emerald green jadeite pieces are matched with a highly translucent, full-bodied icy jadeite, adorned with coloured gemstones and diamonds to depict the image of fruits harvested in autumn as a symbol of abundance. 

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Icy Lavender Jadeite “Laughing Buddha” and Diamond Pendant. Estimate : HK$ 8,000,000 – 15,000,000 (US$ 1,030,000 – 1,920,000) 

Suspending a jadeite of very fine translucency and evenly rich lavender tone, carved as a 'laughing Buddha', surmounted by brilliant-cut diamond-set hoops, mounted in 18 karat white gold, accompanied by an adjustable black cord.

Laughing Buddha measuring approximately 56.98 x 57.26 x 18.50mm.

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report numbered KJ91533, dated 7 October 2015, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as 'A Jade'.

In this much-coveted lot, the Laughing Buddha’s iconic image is carved on top-quality icy lavender jadeite of saturated purple hue. The Buddha’s facial expressions of calmness and benevolence are realistically depicted. The halo of light around the Buddha’s head, ingeniously expressed by the interplay of light and shadow in the jadeite, also attests to the craftsman’s superb artistry. The seamless melding of jadeite’s spiritual quality with extraordinary workmanship makes the lot a magnificent work. 

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Pair of Icy Jadeite Bangles. Estimate : HK$ 18,000,000 – 25,000,000 (US$ 2,300,000 – 3,200,000)

The two well-matching cylindrical jadeite bangles, each of very fine translucency and evenly intense celadon colour.

Outer diameters, inner diameters and thicknesses measuring approximately 84.40 x 57.96 x 13.50 and 84.00 x 57.93 x 13.28mm respectively.

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory reports numbered KJ91520 to KJ91521, dated 6 October 2015, stating that the jadeites are natural, known in the trade as 'A Jade'.

Bangles are one of the most popular items among jadeite jewellery collectors. Due to its rarity and vast quality differences of the roughs mined, it has become almost impossible to find a bangle created from jadeite rough that offers equal excellence in colour, texture and transparency. Even if a piece of premium-grade rough is found, it will be prone to blemishes and cracks, owing to the multi-crystalline structure of jadeite. Only jadeite rough of considerable weight, with neither cracks nor flaws within a single circle, can be crafted into a bangle. It is almost one-of-a-kind to fashion two bangles of similar qualities from the same rough. This pair of rare icy jadeite bangle embodies full roundness with considerable thickness. Of evenly intense celadon colour and matching translucency, the icy jadeite bangles are a perfect pairing that connotes blessing and completeness.

Equally outstanding is the Double-Stranded Jadeite and Diamond Necklace(Lot 213, Estimate : HK$ 16,000,000 – 20,000,000/US$2,050,000 – 2,560,000). Creating a jadeite necklace necessitates substantial wastage of jadeite rough of an even quality, followed by a set of complex polishing procedures. This is why premium-grade jadeite bead necklaces are so exceedingly rare in the market. This necklace is strung with 128 perfectly polished jadeite beads. Each bead boosts an arresting translucency and emanates a luscious emerald green colour, exuding the air of sophistication and everlasting beauty that jadeite is cherished for.  

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Double-Stranded Translucent Emerald Green Jadeite and Diamond Necklace. Estimate : HK$ 16,000,000 – 20,000,000 (US$2,050,000 – 2,560,000)

The double-stranded necklace composed of one hundred and twenty-eight graduated jadeite beads of finely translucent emerald green colour, completed by a semi-cylindrical clasp set with brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 4.00 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold, necklace detachable to be worn as two single strand, lengths approximately 684 and 637mm respectively.

Beads measuring approximately 11.55 to 7.51mm.

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report numbered KJ91551(1-10), dated 12 October 2015, stating that the jadeites are natural, known in the trade as 'A Jade'.

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Jadeite, Seed Pearl, Ruby and Diamond “Dragon” Necklace, Scavia. Estimate : HK$ 5,800,000 – 6,800,000 (US$ 745,000 – 872,000) 

Composed of two jadeite plaques of translucent emerald green colour, each carved with an abstract dragon motif, symbolising best wishes and endless happiness, decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds, to the necklace set with numerous rubies and seed pearl beads, completed by a stylised clasp of brilliant-cut diamonds, anchored by three emerald beads together weighing approximately 3.90 carats, the rubies and diamonds together weighing approximately 141.45 and 9.20 carats respectively, mounted in 18 karat white gold, adjustable length approximately 730 to 655mm, signed.

Plaques measuring approximately 70.85 x 19.75 x 3.88 and 70.76 x 19.01 x 3.68mm respectively.

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report numbered KJ91535(1-2), dated 7 October 2015, stating that the jadeites are natural, known in the trade as 'A Jade'.

This magnificent piece is from Scavia, an Italian jeweller founded over 100 years ago. Two pieces of emerald green “Dragon” natural jadeite are adorned with sparkling diamonds, stunning ruby beads and seed pearls. The opulent combination of gemstones presents a pleasant flowing of colour. Scavia’s arresting design combines with flawless craftsmanship to facilitate harmony of Oriental essence and Western heritage, emerging a transcendental beauty that testifies the sublime artistry of the jeweller. 

DESIGNER’s PIECES 
Tiancheng International has collaborated with jewellery designers, time and time again, to provide a platform for them to present their creations to collectors from around the world. This autumn, some of their stunning designs will be showcased. 

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7.08-Carat Natural Untreated Sri Lankan Red Spinel, Coloured Diamond and Diamond “God of Success” Pendant, Nisan. Estimate : HK$ 100,000 – 200,000 (US$ 12,800 – 25,600) 

Modelled as a Ganesha, symbolising success, the body centring on an oval pinkish red spinel weighing 7.08 carats, surrounded by champagne-coloured brilliant-cut diamonds, the head, ears and movable limbs embellished with similar coloured diamonds and colourless diamonds, highlighted by colour-changing garnet-set eyes, the coloured diamonds and diamonds together weighing approximately 5.70 carats, mounted in 18 karat yellow and blackened gold, signed.

Accompanied by LOTUS report numbered 5250-9187, dated 1 July 2015, stating that the 7.08 carat spinel is natural, Pinkish Red colour, of intense saturation and medium-deep tone, of Sri Lankan origin, with no indications of heating or treatment.

This elephant-headed Ganesha pendant is designed by Thai jewellery designer Nisan specially for Tiancheng International. Set with an oval, thermally untreated red spinel of 7.08 carats from Sri Lanka, the jewellery symbolises the peaceful resolution of life’s contradictions. Adorned with oval-shaped loose diamonds, the head of the elephant stands for the magnificence of infinite wisdom. Ganesha’s head and limbs are movable in the pendant, mounted in yellow gold by unique craftsmanship. On the back of the pendant is the inscription of a “Success” mark to depict Ganesha’s ultimate status as the God of Victory, Wealth and Wisdom; the Destroyer of Misfortune and the Vanguard of Everlasting Victory and Light. 

In this Jadeite, Pink Sapphire, Gem-Set and Diamond “Winding Piglet” Brooch (Lot 90,Estimate : HK$ 45,000 – 85,000/US$ 5,800 – 11,000), ICE makes dexterous use of a translucent apple green jadeite to portray part of the piglet’s large torso. Set around it are pink sapphires, decorated with coloured gems atop the piglet’s back, to provide a sense of childlike fun. Also designed by ICE is a Bi-Coloured Yellow Jadeite, Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Diamond and Diamond “Bumble Bee” Brooch(Lot 86,Estimate : HK$ 78,000 – 120,000/US$ 10,000 – 15,400), where a natural bi-coloured yellow jadeite is used with eye-catching yellow sapphire and diamonds, to evoke the beauty of golden autumnal colour. 

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Translucent Apple Green Jadeite, Pink Sapphire, Gem-Set and Diamond “Winding Piglet” Brooch. Estimate : HK$ 45,000 – 85,000 (US$ 5,800 – 11,000)

Modelled as a winding piglet, the brooch centring on an oval jadeite cabochon of translucent apple green colour, decorated with circular-cut pink sapphires together weighing approximately 3.95 carats, to the brilliant-cut yellow diamond-set nose and foot, highlighted by a black diamond-set eye, the ratchet lever set with circular-cut tsavorite garnets and rubies, mounted in 18 karat pink and blackened gold, signed.

Cabochon measuring approximately 19.12 x 12.51 x 7.81mm.

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report numbered SJ121610, dated 4 September 2015, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as 'A Jade'.

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Bi-Coloured Yellow Jadeite, Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Diamond and Diamond “Bumble Bee” Brooch. Estimate : HK$ 78,000 – 120,000 (US$ 10,000 – 15,400)

Modelled as a bumble bee, the wings each centring on a jadeite cabochon of translucent cream white to honey yellow colour, surrounded by brilliant-cut yellow diamonds and diamonds to the antennae, the head and abdomen set with circular-cut yellow sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds, highlighted by two green tourmaline-set eyes, the yellow sapphires together weighing approximately 4.45 carats, the yellow diamonds and diamonds together weighing approximately 2.05 carats, mounted in 18 karat yellow, white and blackened gold, signed.

Jadeites measuring approximately 31.32 x 11.66 x 5.25 and 31.15 x 11.58 x 5.24mm respectively.

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report numbered SJ121609, dated 4 September 2015, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as 'A Jade'.

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Moonstone, Blue Chalcedony and Diamond “Tree” Brooch and Star Rose Quartz, Pink Sapphire and Diamond “Little Girl” Ring, Farn Farn. Estimate : HK$ 48,000 – 80,000 (US$ 6,150 – 10,300) 

The brooch modelled as a tree, set with five moonstones together weighing approximately 57.30 carats, highlighted by cabochon blue chalcedonies together weighing approximately 3.25 carats, to a stem deocrated with brilliant- and rose-cut diamonds; the ring set with a cabochon star pink quartz weighing approximately 16.15 carats, decorated to the hairpiece and collar with circular-cut pink sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 3.60 carats, mounted in blue coloured titanium, 18 karat white, pink and blackened gold, signed, brooch pendant fitting. Ring size: 6 (2)

Taiwanese brand Farn Farn draws inspiration from the world of amazement. By integrating different thematic elements and impeccable craftsmanship, the works produced are exceptionally unique and delicate. Included in this lot are two adorable jewellery pieces. Featuring a tree brooch composed of moonstones and a “little girl” ring set with a star rose quartz, the design resembles a young girl admiring the moon under a tree.

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Bright Apple Green Jadeite, Translucent Yellow Jadeite, Yellow Diamond and Diamond Jabot pin, Wang Chinlin. Estimate : HK$ 55,000 – 85,000 (US$ 7,100 – 11,000) 

The stylised jabot pin set with numerous bright apple green jadeite cabochons of very good translucency, decorated with translucent yellow jadeite cabochons, embellished with pear-shaped yellow diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 1.40 carats, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold, signed. Accompanied with a signed pouch.

Green cabochons measuring approximately 23.20 x 6.79 x 3.36 to 4.03 x 3.06 x 2.13mm, yellow cabochons approximately 9.55 x 4.92 x 2.45 and 8.37 x 4.13 x 1.75mm respectively.

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report numbered SJ123105, dated 7 October 2015, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as 'A Jade'

Decorating jadeite of mesmerising translucency and fine texture with yellow jadeite and sparking diamonds, an enchanting flower was created. This lot truly reflects Taiwanese jewellery designer Wang Chinlin’s penchant for simplicity and minimalism and the integration of East and West.