Christie’s Magnificent Jewels
Leading the sale 12.11 Carats Fancy
Intense Blue/IF Diamond Ring
Christie’s Magnificent Jewels July Live Auction is announced at Christie’s Galleries, Alexandra House, Central
Preview is scheduled during 4th – 7th July. Christie’s Magnificent Jewels 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.
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.
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 dazzling beauty, this continues Christie’s tradition of offering only the most desirable coloured diamonds in the world.
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.
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.