Lot 581. An important intense lavender jadeite bead, ruby and diamond necklace. Estimate HK$ 1,950,000 - 2,500,000 (€210,000 - 270,000). Sold for HK$ 2,375,000 (€256,081). Photo: Bonhams.
Composed of seventy-one translucent jadeite beads of intense lavender colour, measuring 11.9-7.8mm, spaced by ruby and diamond-set rondelles, completed by a clasp set with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 1.20 carats total, length 80.8cm
Accompanied by a Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report stating that the selected natural fei cui (jadeite jade) has no resin detected. Report number KJ 96841, both dated 13 October 2017.