Lot 2052. A pair of 10.47 and 10.50 carat diamond ear pendants, by Harry Winston. Estimate HKD 12,000,000 - 16,000,000 (USD 1,536,000 - 2,048,000). Sold for HKD 13,570,000 (USD 1,736,960) © Poly Auction
Each suspending an emerald-cut internally flawless diamond weighing 10.47 and 10.50 carats, to the surmount set with emerald-cut diamonds weighing 1.17 and 1.11 carats, each within a brilliantcut diamond frame and to the diamond-set hook, mounted in platinum, 4.3 cm long. Signed HW for Harry Winston, no. 181960.
Accompanied by report no. 2171718424 dated 8 November 2016 from the GIA stating that the 10.47 carat diamond is of E color, Internally Flawless clarity, with Excellent Polish and Symmetry Accompanied by report no. 5172718454 dated 8 November 2016 from the GIA stating that the 10.50 carat diamond is of E color, Internally Flawless clarity, with Excellent Polish and Symmetry Accompanied by report no. 6187281988 dated 4 August 2017 from the GIA stating that the 1.17 carat diamond is of E color, VVS2 clarity Also accompanied by report no. 1243953517 dated 14 February 2017 from the GIA stating that the 1.11 carat diamond is of E color, VVS2 clarity.
Labelled the ‘King of Diamonds’, Harry Winston has long been praised as one of the most knowledgeable and passionate collectors of the finest gems in the world. Harry Winston’s expertise in diamonds became the lifeline of the House of Winston’s iconic silhouette. His diamonds were often praised for “going beyond the four Cs” and as he eloquently put it: “A good diamond, however small, is a possession to be prized for generations.” Although nature determines the characteristics of a piece of diamond rough, the hands of the master cutter release its fire and brilliance. Harry Winston diamonds are cut and polished to maximize their beauty—even though such a strict standard requires sacrificing much more of a rough diamond’s weight. This pair of 10.47 and 10.50 carat diamond ear pendants is a fine example o f the classical emerald-cut. The two diamonds both reach internally flawless clarity, continuing Harry Winston’s tradition of creativity, rarity, and quality without compromise. Supreme artistic symmetry is displayed throughout, adding to the unparalleled elegance this pair of brilliant ear pendants presents.
Poly Auction. Magnificent Jewels, 2 October 2017 1:30pm, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong