Lot 1724. Colombian Emerald and Diamond Necklace and Pair of Matching Pendent Earrings, House of Taylor Jewelry; and Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,520,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

The necklace set with ten pear-shaped emeralds, to diamond-set links of graduated floral motif, suspending from a line of brilliant-cut diamonds; and pair of pendent earrings en suite; the emeralds and diamonds altogether weighing approximately 47.92 and 55.00 carats respectively, length approximately 330mm, earrings indistinctly signed Elizabeth for House of Taylor Jewelry, necklace unsigned; and a ring centring on a pear-shaped emerald weighing 6.58 carats, to surround and shoulders set with brilliant-cut and marquise-shaped diamonds together weighing approximately 5.00 carats; all mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold. (3) Ring size: 7¼.

Accompanied by GRS report numbered GRS2008-060032T, dated 3 June 2008, stating that the twelve emeralds on necklace and pair of earrings are natural, of Colombian origin, with minor to moderate clarity enhancement. Also accompanied by GRS report numbered GRS2008-062370, dated 27 June 2008, stating that the 6.58 carat emerald is natural, of Colombian origin, with indication of minor clarity enhancement.

Created in 2005, House of Taylor Jewelry Inc. is a Los Angelos based jewellery company whose principal shareholders include Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Kathy Ireland and members of the Abramov family. Dame Elizabeth Taylor, as one of the most prominent private collectors of jewellery in the world, designed and produced her own jewellery products which were marketed under the company’s name. Her refined taste, legendary life and dazzling glamour greatly influenced her creations. This suite of jewels, using Dame Taylor’s favourite gemstone emerald as its principal component, expresses her lifelong passion for jewels and this joy she wished to share through her magnificent designs.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite, Hong Kong, 07 oct. 2015