Hong Kong-based auction house Luxeford is showcasing an eclectic array of diamond and coloured gemstone jewellery at its Spring Auction scheduled for May 19.
The Sale of Fine Jewels and Watches will feature diamond and fancy colour diamond jewellery along with fine pieces adorned with rubies, jadeite, Paraiba tourmaline and chrysoberyl, as well as a number of luxury timepieces.
Edmond Chan, head of Jewelry Asia at Luxeford, commented, “We continue to embrace the allure of fine coloured gemstone pieces and diamonds alike at our upcoming Spring Auction. It is with great privilege that we bring forth remarkable adornments of incredible craftsmanship and impeccable quality epitomising the scarcity and eminence of precious gems.”
Among the star lots is a necklace adorned with 22 graduated brilliant-cut fancy yellow diamonds weighing a total of 95.37 carats. The piece has a pre-sale estimate of HK$8 million or about US$1,027,425.84.
Another highlight of the sale is a necklace designed as a series of articulated motifs, embellished with 47 graduated oval-shaped unheated rubies weighing approximately 53.77 carats in total. The piece is further accentuated with diamonds of varying cuts. The rubies are of Burmese origin. The piece is estimated to fetch HK$6.5 million or around US$834,783.49.
Other outstanding lots are a pair of emerald-green jadeite earrings with high translucency and fine texture, and a pair of icy jadeite bangles with a light celadon green colour palette with emerald green suffusion and high translucency.
“This season, we will also exhibit a number of dazzling white and fancy colour diamond jewellery such as a pair of diamond and fancy colour diamond ear pendants adorned with 8.25 carats and 8.03 carats of pear-shaped diamonds, suspended by a foliate surmount,” the auction house noted.
The Spring Auction will also shine the light on a 12.54-carat Paraíba tourmaline and diamond pendant/brooch and a ring with a rare 13.48-carat chrysoberyl centre gem and diamond accents.