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Hong Kong – Christie’s Magnificent Jewels is pleased to present a spectacular selection of dazzling diamonds and coloured gemstones for the upcoming live auction on 9th July at Alexandra House.

Leading the sale is a 12.11 Carats Fancy Intense Blue/IF Diamond Ring (HK$65,000,000 - 95,000,000/ US$8,000,000 - 12,000,000) from a distinguished private collector. Radiating a beautiful sky blue hue with the greatest degree of fire and brilliance, this marquise brilliant-cut internally flawless coloured diamond is undoubtedly one of the most collectible gems in the market.

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Lot 1947. 12.11 Carats Fancy Intense Blue/IF Diamond Ring. Estimate HK$65,000,000 - 95,000,000 / US$8,000,000 - 12,000,000Price realised HKD 122,385,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Fancy intense blue marquise brilliant-cut diamond of 12.11 carats, pear brilliant-cut diamonds of 0.71 and 0.69 carats, circular-cut diamonds, platinum and gold, ring size 6 ½
GIA, 2019, report no. 1206752233: 12.11 carats, Fancy Intense Blue colour, Internally Flawless clarity
GIA, 2020, report no. 2347561366 and 6342818064: 0.71 and 0.69 carats, D colour, Internally Flawless clarity.

Another noteworthy highlight is a 19.53 Carats Burmese Star Ruby Pendant Necklace by Etcetera (HK$18,000,000 - 28,000,000/ US$2,300,000 - 3,500,000). An extraordinary creation by the famed jewellery designer Edmond Chin for Etcetera, this necklace is innovatively mounted with an impressive 19.53 Carats Burmese Ruby which displays a phenomenal star effect situated at the centre of the cabochon, breathing life into the stone with its extremely saturated red colour.

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Lot 1945. 19.53 Carats Burmese Star Ruby Pendant Necklace, Etcetera. Estimate HK$18,000,000 - 28,000,000 / US$2,300,000 - 3,500,000Price realised HKD 20,525,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Oval cabochon star ruby of 19.53 carats, oval cabochon rubies, oval and cushion-shaped rubies, thirteen marquise-cut diamonds from 3.55 to 0.70 carats, two pear-shaped diamonds of 1.00 and 1.00 carats, circular-cut diamonds, gold, 38.2 cm, maker's mark
SSEF, 2020, report no. 113510: 1 star ruby (19.53 carats) and 16 oval and cushion-shaped rubies (45.69 carats total) from 19.53 to 2.25 carats, Burma (Myanmar), no indications of heating, majority may also be called 'pigeon blood red', star ruby with a distinct star effect, Appendix letter
Gübelin, 2012, report no. 12101080: 19.53 carats, Burma (Myanmar), no indications of heating, displays asterism, Appendix letter
15 GIA, 2011-2019: 3.55 to 0.70 carats, D to E colour, Flawless to VS2 clarity.

Vickie Sek, Chairman, Jewellery Asia Pacific, commented “The success of our recent online auction which achieved the highest total for a Hong Kong Jewellery online sale, reflects robust global demand for exceptional pieces and continued demand for well-curated sales. We look forward to seeing this momentum continue into our July live sales as collectors pursue prized gems of unmatched splendor and rarity.”

COLOURED DIAMONDS

Coloured diamonds are true wonders of nature and considered among the rarest and most valuable gemstones in the world. This season Christie’s will be presenting an enticing array of examples to capture the attention of collectors.  

While degrees of yellow occur across the grading spectrum, the colour grade of fancy vivid yellow is the most sought-after and rare, fetching the highest prices at auction among all fancy coloured yellow diamonds.

Also on offer is another marquise brilliant-cut blue diamond ring, of the same colour saturation and rarity of our top lot this season. With its dazzinling beauty, this continues Christie’s tradition of offering only the most desirable coloured diamonds in the world.

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Lot 1929. 7.02 Carats Fancy Vivid Yellow/VS1 Diamond Ring. Estimate HK$3,000,000 - 5,000,000 / US$380,000 - 650,000Price realised HKD 3,845,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Fancy vivid yellow cushion brilliant-cut diamond of 7.03 carats, circular-cut yellow diamond, gold, ring size 5 ¾
GIA, 2019, report no. 5202692973: 7.03 carats, Fancy Vivid Yellow colour, VS2 clarity.

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Lot 1930. 2.08 Carats Fancy Intense Blue/IF Diamond Ring. Estimate HK$7,000,000 - 9,000,000 US$900,000 - 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 11,525,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Fancy intense blue marquise brilliant-cut diamond of 2.08 carats, tapered baguette-cut diamonds, platinum, ring size 6 ½
GIA, 2020, report no. 2205720467: 2.08 carats, Fancy Intense Blue colour, Internally Flawless clarity.

COLOURED GEMSTONES

Also presented in the  sale is an array of top quality Burmese “pigeon blood” rubies, Kashmir sapphires and Colombian emeralds, meeting the demand from collectors for the finest examples of gems sourced from around the world. 

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6.06 Carats Burmese ‘Pigeon’s Blood’ Ruby and Diamond ring. Estimate HK$6,400,000 - 9,500,000 / US$800,000 - 1,200,000Price realised HKD 9,965,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Cushion-shaped ruby of 6.06 carats, oval-shaped rose-cut diamonds, circular-cut pink diamonds, gold, ring size 6 ¼
Premium SSEF, 2020, report no. 111938: 6.065 carats, Burma (Myanmar), no indications of heating, 'pigeon blood red', Appendix letter.

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Lot 1878. Multi-Gem Necklace, Michele della Valle. Estimate HK$480,000 - 650,000 / US$60,000 - 80,000. Price realised HKD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Oval and cushion-shaped multi-gems including tourmalines, peridot, sapphire and coloured sapphire, aquamarine, green beryl, circular-cut diamonds, gold (Italian mark), 38.5 cm, signed Michele della Valle, green Michele della Valle case.

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Lot 1878. 6.69 and 6.22 carats Colombian No Oil Emerald and diamond earrings, BulgariEstimate HK$1,000,000 - 1,500,000 US$125,000 - 190,000Price realised HKD 1,562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020

Pear-shaped emeralds of 6.69 and 6.23 carats, the largest two marquise-cut diamonds of 1.20 and 1.17 carats, marquise and circular-cut diamonds, platinum, 4.1 cm, signed Bvlgari
SSEF, 2020, report no. 112303 and 112302: 6.697 and 6.229 carats, Colombia, no indications of clarity modification
GIA, 2008, report no. 1102199923: 1.20 carats, F colour, Internally Flawless clarity
GIA, 2008, report no. 2105183785: 1.17 carats, F colour, VS1 clarity.

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14.70 carat Kashmir Sapphire Ring. Estimate HK$4,000,000 - 6,000,000 US$500,000 - 770,000Price realised HKD 10,325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Cushion-shaped sapphire of 14.70 carats, fancy and circular-cut diamonds, gold, ring size 5 ¾
SSEF, 2018, report no. 98932: 14.706 carats, Kashmir, no indications of heating
Gübelin, 2018, report no. 18040006: 14.70 carats, Kashmir, no indications of heating.

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Lot 1939. 12.81 and 6.50 Carats Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond necklace. Estimate HK$6,000,000 - 8,000,000 US$750,000 - 1,000,000. Price realised HKD 11,525,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Two oval-cut sapphires of 12.81 and 6.50 carats, cushion-shaped sapphire of 2.74 carats, pear and circular-cut diamonds, platinum, 46.5 cm
SSEF, 2018-2019, report no. 99655, 104964 and 101549: 12.816, 6.508 and 2.744 carats, Kashmir, no indications of heating, 12.816 carat sapphire with Appendix letter
Gübelin, 2018-2019, report no. 19010090 and 18080064: 6.51 and 2.74 carats, Kashmir, no indications of heating, 12.81 carat sapphire with Appendix letter
24 GIA, 2018-2019: 0.71 to 0.40 carats, D to F colour, VS1 clarity.

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Lot 1881. 80.08 Carats Ceylon No Heat Sapphire and 46.80 Carats Amethyst Bangle, EtceteraEstimate HK$1,000,000 - 1,500,000 US$125,000 - 190,000Price realised HKD 3,845,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Oval-cut sapphire of 80.08 carats, oval-cut amethyst, gold, inner circumference 15.0 cm, maker's mark
Gübelin, 2019, report no. 19010148: 80.08 carats, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), no indications of heating.

JADEITES

Jadeite has been captivating Chinese jewellery enthusiasts for thousands of years due to its cultural significance and embodiment of beauty, righteousness and knowledge. Jadeites that possess a harmonious combination of saturation, brilliance, evenness and purity, as well as demonstrating high translucency and fine texture, are among the most sought-after by collectors. On offer this season are two exceptional examples that embrace these coveted qualities.

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Lot 1925. Jadeite Bangle. Estimate HK$8,000,000-12,000,000 / US$1,100,000-1,600,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Cylindrical jadeite bangle measuring approximately 52.9 mm (inner diameter), 8.6 mm (width) and 8.7 mm (thickness)
HK Jade & Stone Lab, 2020, report no. KJ 101832: natural colour Fei Cui (Jadeite Jade), without resin.

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Lot 1924. Jadeite Hoop and Ruby Earrings. Estimate HK$3,800,000 - 5,800,000 / US$480,000 - 730,000Price realised HKD 9,965,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. 

Jadeite hoops, the largest hoop measuring approximately 23.7 mm (diameter) x 6.5 mm (thickness) , sugarloaf rubies, circular-cut diamonds, gold, 3.5 cm
HK Jade & Stone Lab, 2020, report nos. KJ 101692 and 101693: natural colour Fei Cui (Jadeite Jade), without resin.

Christie’s Galleries, Alexandra House, Central. Preview: 4th – 7th July. Live Auction: 9th July