HONG KONG.- Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction will take place on 28 November, offering a dazzling array of treasures. Leading the auction is a 6.70-Carat Natural Fancy Deep Yellow Diamond of intense colour and vivacity. Another star item is a 10.18-Carat D Colour Internally Flawless Type IIa Diamond that boasts superb clarity and luminescence. The sale will also showcase a stellar line-up of jadeite pieces, including a pair of Jadeite “Double Hoop” Earrings and a Jadeite “Guanyin” Pendant, which would undoubtedly be worthy additions to any prized collection.
Ms. Connie Huang, Head of Tiancheng International’s Jewellery Department, remarks, “While the market readjusts in the current economic climate, Tiancheng International has spared no effort in sourcing refined jewels for the autumn sale. Apart from exquisite gemstones and jadeite traditionally seen at auction, we are delighted to present a wide selection of jewellery from some of the most prominent jewellers, as well as mesmerising designer pieces, catering to the finest tastes of every aficionado.”
The Preview of the Autumn Auction will be held from 25 to 27 November (10am to 6pm), and the Auction will take place on 28 November 2020 (Saturday, 1pm) at 30/F Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Lot 66. The Flare of Zimmi. 6.70-Carat Natural Fancy Deep Yellow VS1 Clarity Excellent Polish and Symmetry Diamond Ring. Estimate: HK$ 3,500,000 - 5,500,000 (US$ 450,000 - 705,000). Courtesy Tiancheng International
Set with a brilliant-cut fancy deep yellow diamond weighing 6.70 carats, to a double surround decorated with baguette, pear-shaped diamonds and brilliant-cut yellow diamonds altogether weighing approximately 1.65 carats, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold. Ring size: 6¼.
Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2205434411, dated 18 July 2019, stating that the 6.70 carat diamond is natural, Fancy Deep Yellow colour, VS1 clarity, with Excellent Polish and Symmetry.
Yellow diamonds originating from the prestigious Zimmi mine in Sierra Leone, West Africa, are highly sought-after for its exuberant hue, with an extremely rare tangerine tinge, resembling the bright colours of yellow jonquils in full bloom. In the current market, sizeable yellow diamonds of over five carats from Zimmi mine are exceedingly rare. This 6.70-Carat Natural Fancy Deep Yellow Diamond from Zimmi shines fiery gold glints with breathtaking weight, making it irresistible to connoisseurs the world over.
Lot 65. 3.03 and 3.01-Carat Natural Fancy Deep Yellow Diamond Earrings. Estimate: HK$ 1,500,000 - 2,500,000 (US$ 192,000 - 320,000). Courtesy Tiancheng International
Each set with a brilliant-cut fancy deep yellow diamond weighing 3.03 and 3.01 carats respectively, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold.
Accompanied by GIA reports numbered 2171602758 and 2201044875, dated 4 May 2016 and 15 February 2019, stating that the 3.03 and 3.01 carat diamonds are natural, Fancy Deep Yellow colour, SI2 and VS2 clarity, the 3.01 carat one with Excellent Polish and Symmetry.
Lot 134. 10.18-Carat D Colour Internally Flawless Type IIa Excellent Polish and Symmetry Diamond Ring. Estimate: HK$ 6,000,000 - 9,000,000 (US$ 770,000 - 1,150,000). Courtesy Tiancheng International
Set with an emerald-cut diamond weighing 10.18 carats, flanked by two tapered baguette diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Ring size: 6½.
Only 1%-2% of gem-quality diamonds are classified as Type IIa, meaning that they are entirely devoid of nitrogen that endows them with a luminous translucence. Weighing over 10 carats, this D Colour Internally Flawless Diamond is not only excellent in both colour and clarity, but is also clear like pure, flowing water in a cascading fountain, a quality further accentuated by the majestic emerald-cut. With such a refined quality, together with the fiery lustre of the diamond, the present lot is set to capture the hearts of anyone who lays eyes on the ring.
In addition to white and yellow diamonds, Tiancheng International has handpicked a variety of fancy colour diamonds in pink and light blue, including a 4.01-Carat Natural Fancy Light Pink Diamond Ring and a 1.60-Carat Natural Fancy Light Blue Internally Flawless Diamond Ring. Brimming with an endearing charm, the former exudes an aura of romance with its simple yet elegant design; while the latter embodies a sophisticated grace thanks to the combination of light blue and white diamonds in a tasteful design.
Lot 88. 4.01-Carat Natural Fancy Light Pink VS1 Clarity Excellent Polish Diamond Ring. Estimate: HK$ 4,200,000 - 6,200,000 (US$ 538,500 - 795,000). Courtesy Tiancheng International
Set with a radiant-cut fancy light pink diamond weighing 4.01 carats, framed by brilliant-cut pink diamonds, decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the shoulders, mounted in 18 karat white and pink gold. Ring size: 5¾.
Lot 23. 1.60-Carat Natural Fancy Light Blue Internally Flawless Diamond Ring. Estimate: HK$ 1,600,000 - 2,600,000 (US$ 205,000 - 335,000). Courtesy Tiancheng International
Set with a radiant-cut fancy light blue diamond weighing 1.60 carats, decorated with baguette and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Ring size: 5¾.
Accompanied by GIA report numbered 5333903464, dated 16 January 2020, stating that the 1.60 carat diamond is natural, Fancy Light Blue colour, Internally Flawless clarity.
Lot 41. Jadeite “Double Hoop” and Diamond Earrings. Estimate: HK$ 2,200,000 - 3,200,000 (US$ 282,000 - 410,000). Courtesy Tiancheng International
Each suspending an interlocking jadeite double hoop of translucent emerald green colour, decorated with pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the surmount, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 2.25 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold.
Hoops measuring approximately 20.24 x 8.44 x 5.88 to 18.93 x 7.66 x 5.09mm.
Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report numbered KJ96268, dated 16 August 2017, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as ‘A Jade’.
Creating jadeite “double hoops” not only entails high wastage but also imposes stringent demands on the quality of the jadeite boulder and preeminent craftsmanship. Therefore, every pair of jadeite “double hoop” earrings are the sublimation of Mother Nature and a tour de force of a seasoned artisan’s finesse in carving. With matching, interlocking hoops in a luxuriant green, the present lot is a masterpiece.
Lot 135. Jadeite “Guanyin” Pendant. Estimate: HK$2,200,000 - 3,200,000 (US$282,000 - 410,000). Courtesy Tiancheng International
The jadeite of fine translucency and emerald green colour, carved as a Guanyin poising on a lotus flower, surmounted by a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 1.19 carats, decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the obverse, the diamonds together weighing approximately 1.35 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold.
Guanyin measuring approximately 54.23 x 29.35 x 7.11mm.
Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report numbered EXKJ3856, dated 26 June 2016, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as ‘A Jade’;
GIA report numbered 6135001268, dated 6 February 2012, stating that the 1.19 carat diamond is G colour, VVS2 clarity, with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry.
Lot 64. 6.54-Carat Natural Brazilian Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Ring. Estimate: HK$ 2,880,000 - 3,880,000 (US$ 369,500 - 498,000).
Centring on an oval paraiba tourmaline weighing 6.54 carats, to a basket decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the shoulders, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Ring size: 6½.
Accompanied by GRS report numbered GRS2019-128434, dated 17 December 2019, stating that the 6.54 carat tourmaline is natural, "Vibrant" Greenish-Blue (Paraiba-type "Neon") colour, of Brazilian (Paraiba or Rio Grande do Norte) origin, with indication of thermal treatment.
The distinctive hue of Paraiba tourmaline has seen it soar in desirability as one of the most coveted gemstones, and those from Brazil are particularly prized for their uniquely electrifying, neon quality. As mines deplete, sizeable high-quality Paraiba tourmalines have become increasingly rare; and among them, those weighing 5 carats or more are especially scarce. This gem weighs an impressive 6.54 carats and possesses a striking lightning blue colour, granting the ring an allure that captivates collectors and admirers alike.
Lot 24. 46.48-Carat Natural Unheated Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Necklace. Estimate: HK$ 1,200,000 - 1,800,000 (US$ 154,000 - 230,000).
The articulated necklace set with twenty-three cushion-shaped and oval sapphires, decorated with brilliant-cut, marquise- and pear-shaped diamonds, the sapphires and diamonds together weighing 46.48 and 36.49 carats respectively, mounted in 18 karat white gold, length approximately 426mm.
Totalling 46.48 carats, the 23 unheated sapphires in this magnificent necklace hail from the prestigious mines of Burma. These velvety blue sapphires will set hearts aflutter with the brilliance and glamour. Complemented by incandescent white diamonds weighing 36.49 carats in total, this sumptuous necklace promises to be a head-turning showstopper with its timeless beauty.
Lot 107. 34.63-Carat Natural Colombian Emerald, Emerald and Diamond Earrings, Barney Cheng. Other emeralds and diamonds together weighing approx. 39.15 and 16.29 carats respectively. Estimate: HK$ 1,680,000 - 2,680,000 (US$ 215,000 - 344,000). Courtesy Tiancheng International
Each suspending a cabochon emerald and two pear-shaped diamonds altogether weighing 34.63 and 6.94 carats respectively, decorated with emerald beads and variously-shaped diamonds altogether weighing approximately 39.15 and 9.35 carats respectively, mounted in titanium, signed.
Accompanied by an original signed box.
Accompanied by GRS report numbered GRS2020-018433, dated 22 January 2020, stating that the 34.63 carat emeralds are natural, Green colour, of Colombian origin, with indication of minor clarity enhancement;
four GIA reports, stating that the 6.94 carat diamonds ranging from 2.03 to 1.50 carats are F and I colour, VS1 and VS2 clarity respectively.
Famed for his signature style of “extravagant simplicity”, Hong Kong designer Barney Cheng is particularly skilled at employing an eclectic mix of materials and bold colour combinations, making his designs unforgettable. This pair of earrings feature enchanting emeralds and sparkling diamonds of substantial sizes. Oscillating to the rhythm of the wearer’s movements, the scintillating strands of gemstones in the design are a true sight to behold.
Wonder of the Ocean
Lot 133. Natural saltwater pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate: HK$ 1,750,000 - 2,750,000 (US$ 225,000 - 353,000). Courtesy Tiancheng International
The necklace composed of five hundred and ten natural saltwater pearls measuring approximately 8.27 x 8.25 to 3.21 x 3.20mm, highlighted by two detachable diamond pins set with baguette, old European- and single-cut diamonds, completed by a clasp of similar design, accented by carved onyxes, the diamonds together weighing approximately 6.30 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold, length approximately 524mm.