HIGHLIGHTS OF CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG MAGNIFICENT JEWELS SALE MAY 30, 2017

Christies Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Sale is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Convention Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, beginning at 1.00 pm and featuring a total of 279 lots, that include signed pieces from renowned designers and jewelry houses, such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, Bulgari, Buccellati, Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Mauboussin, Mikimoto, Graff, Chaumet, Verdura, Carnet, Boucheron, Adrian Cheng, Cindy Chao, Edmond Chin, and Moussaieff. The auction will be preceded by viewing of the lots at the same venue from May 26, 2017 to May 30, 2017, viewing times on May 26 being from 10.30 am to 8.00 pm, on May 27 to May 29 from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm and on May 30, 2017 from 10.30 to 1.00 pm.

The lots include colorless and colored diamond lots, colored gemstone lots such as Jadeite, sapphires, rubies, emeralds as well as organic gemstones such as natural and cultured pearls, corals etc.

 Lot 2077 - AN EXCEPTIONAL COLOURED DIAMOND RING, BY MOUSSAIEFF
Lot 2077 – AN EXCEPTIONAL COLORED DIAMOND RING, BY MOUSSAIEFF

Top lot of the sale based on pre-sale estimates is Lot 2077 – AN EXCEPTIONAL COLOURED DIAMOND RING, BY MOUSSAIEFF – with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 64,000,000-HKD 85,000,000(USD 8,264,032 – USD 10,975,668). The size 5, pink gold ring, signed MOUSSAIEFF is set with a 3.98-carat, rectangular brilliant-cut, VVS2 clarity, fancy vivid blue diamond highlighted by a pink diamond surround, consisting of 10 cushion-cut and 4 triangular-cut pink diamonds. The bifurcated upper half hoop of the ring is accented with bagutte-cut pink diamonds. GIA report no. 2145913049 dated 2 July 2014, accompanying the lot states that the diamond is fancy vivid blue colour and VVS2 clarity.

Lot 2077 - ANOTHER VIEW OF THE EXCEPTIONAL COLOURED DIAMOND RING, BY MOUSSAIEFF
Lot 2077 – ANOTHER VIEW OF THE EXCEPTIONAL COLOURED DIAMOND RING, BY MOUSSAIEFF

Other significant colored diamond lots include, Lots 2074, 2075 and 2069.

Lot 2074 - A CHARMING PAIR OF COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
Lot 2074 – A CHARMING PAIR OF COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND EARRINGS

Lot 2074 – A CHARMING PAIR OF COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND EARRINGS – with an estimate of HKD 22,000,000 – HKD 30,000,000 (USD 2,840,761 – USD 3,873,765) is another colored diamond highlight of the sale. Each white gold earring, 2.5 cm in length is set with an oval brilliant-cut, fancy purplish-pink diamond, weighing respectively 4.64 and 4.01 carats, and having clarity of VS1 and VVS2, partially surrounded by pear-shaped and marquise-cut colorless diamonds. Two GIA reports bearing nos. 2165432878 and 1162342933, dated 4 August 2014 and 18 August 2014, state that the diamonds are fancy purplish pink colour, VS1 and VVS2 clarity.

LOT 2075 - A RARE COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND BRACELET
LOT 2075 – A RARE COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND BRACELET

Lot 2075 the 3rd highest valued colored diamond lot, with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 22,000,000 – HKD 30,000,000 (USD 2,840,761 – USD 3,873,765) is titled “A RARE COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND BRACELET.” The 18.8 cm platinum and gold bracelet is designed as a series of eight flower heads seperated by eight smaller florets. Each flowerhead is set with a central oval-shaped pink diamond, except the flowerhead at one end of the bracelet where the clasp fits in, which is set with an oval shaped blue diamond. The central pink diamonds vary in weight between 0.63 to 1.32 carats. The central diamonds set within a circular-cut pink diamond trim is surrounded by eight pear-shaped colorless diamond petals.

Each small floret between the flower heads is set with a central circular-cut fancy vivid purplish pink diamond, ranging in weight between 0.09 to 0.13 carats, surrounded by four smaller pear-shaped petals. Sixteen GIA reports dated from 31 January 2014 to 28 July 2015, state that the diamonds varying in weight from 0.09 carat to 1.32 carats, range in color from fancy vivid to fancy intense, purple-pink, pink, purplish pink and blue colour and have clarity grades varying from VS2 to I1 clarity.

 LOT - 2069 - A CHARMING COLOURED DIAMOND RING
LOT – 2069 – A CHARMING COLOURED DIAMOND RING

Another significant colored diamond lot featuring at the sale is Lot – 2069 – A CHARMING COLOURED DIAMOND RING – with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 18,000,000 – HKD 28,000,000 (USD 2,324,259 – USD 3,615,514). The lot incorporates an extremely rare natural green diamond in a size 5 ½ platinum ring. The centerpiece of this ring is a 5.28-carat, octagonal-shaped brilliant-cut, natural color, fancy intense green, VS2 clarity diamond highloghted by a partial circular-cut, pink diamond surround, and rectangular-cut pink diamonds on the shoulders of the ring. The rectangular-cut pink diamonds weighing respectively 0.52 and 0.49 carats are Fancy Intense Purplish Pink, VS1 clarity and Fancy Vivid Purplish-Pink SI2 clarity. Three GIA reports in respect of the green diamond and two pink diamonds on the shoulders accompany the lot

JADEITE LOTS

 

LOT 2065 - A SUPERB DOUBLE-STRAND JADEITE BEAD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
LOT 2065 – A SUPERB DOUBLE-STRAND JADEITE BEAD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE

 

The second highest valued lot of the sale is a Jadeite lot, titled “A SUPERB DOUBLE-STRAND JADEITE BEAD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE,” assigned Lot No.2065 with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 50,000,000 – HKD 80,000,000 (USD 6,450,810 – USD 10,321,296). The 60 cm (23.6 ins), Matinee length double-strand necklace is composed of 118 jadeite beads, 61 beads in the outer strand and 57 beads in the inner strand. The beads range in diameter from 8.4 to 10.6 mm. The white gold clasp behind is set with colorless circular-cut diamonds. Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report nos. KJ95442(1-6) dated 24 April 2017, state that the beads are natural jadeite and no polymer is detected.

Other significant Jadeite lots include Lots 2038, 2061, 2030 and 2064.

LOT 2038 - AN IMPORTANT JADEITE BANGLE
LOT 2038 – AN IMPORTANT JADEITE BANGLE

Lot 2038, the second most valued Jadeite lot of the sale is a Jadeite bangle titled, “AN IMPORTANT JADEITE BANGLE,” with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 25,000,000 – HKD 35,000,000 (USD 3,225,405 – USD 4,515,567). The cylindrical jadeite bangle with an inner diameter of 53.0 mm has a width of 9.6 mm and thickness of 9.3 mm and is accompanied by a lab report issued by the Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory, bearing no. KJ95316, dated 10 April 2017, stating that the bangle is natural jadeite and no polymer is detected.

LOT 2061 - AN IMPORTANT JADEITE BANGLE
LOT 2061 – AN IMPORTANT JADEITE BANGLE

Lot 2061 is another jadeite bangle, also titled, “AN IMPORTANT JADEITE BANGLE,” with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 8,000,000 – HKD 12,000,000 (USD 1,032,130 – USD 1,548,194). The cylindrical jadeite bangle of width 11.5 mm and thickness 12.5 mm has an inner diameter of 58.6 mm. The lot is accompanied by a Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report bearing no. KJ91715 dated 4 November 2015, stating that the bangle is natural jadeite and no polymer is detected.

LOT 2030 - A JADEITE AND DIAMOND PENDANT
LOT 2030 – A JADEITE AND DIAMOND PENDANT

Lot 2030, the 3rd most valued jadeite lot is “A JADEITE AND DIAMOND PENDANT,” with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 6,000,000 – HKD 8,000,000 (USD 774,097 – USD 1,032,130), incorporating a carved jadeite Buddha as its centerpiece, lined by a single row of circular-cut diamonds, attached to a ball and link white gold surmount, mounted with circular-cut diamonds, the ball set with a central large circular-cut colorless diamond surrounded by a row of smaller circular-cut diamonds. The link is set with two vertical rows of circular-cut diamonds. The length of the pendant is 5.8 cm and the dimensions of the jadeite Buddha are 35.9 x 35.2 x 8.5 mm. Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report no. KJ95305 dated 10 April 2017, states that the carving is natural jadeite and no polymer is detected.

Lot 2064 - A RARE PAIR OF JADEITE AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS
Lot 2064 – A RARE PAIR OF JADEITE AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS

Lot 2064 – A RARE PAIR OF JADEITE AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS – is another significant jadeite lot with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 5,800,000 – HKD 8,000,000 (USD 748,294 – USD 1,032,130). Each of the 4.1 cm long, white gold ear-pendants is set with a jadeite cabochon, highlighted by marquise-cut, colorless diamond surround consisting of eight marquise-cut diamonds, linked by a circular-cut colorless diamond at the top, to the pavé-set circular-cut diamond hoop surmount. Dimensions of largest cabochon approximately HKD 5,800,000 – HKD 8,000,000 (USD 748,294 – USD 1,032,130). Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory reports bearing nos. KJ95333 and KJ95335 and dated 10 April 2017, state that the cabochons are natural jadeite and no polymer is detected.

BLUE SAPPHIRE LOTS

The 3rd-highest valued lot of the sale is a blue sapphire lot with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 35,000,000 – HKD 55,000,000 (USD 4,515,567 – USD 7,095,891) assigned Lot No. 2054 and titled “A SUPERB SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET.” The 16.9 cm, white gold bracelet is designed as a line of seven cushion-shaped Kashmir sapphires, separated by a single rectangular step-cut colorless diamond, except on either side of the clasp where two such diamonds are set. The largest sapphires and diamonds are placed around the middle and the smaller ones towards the clasp. The weight of the seven cushion-cut Kashmir blue sapphires in ascending order are 3.19, 3.41, 3.53, 3.83, 4.14, 7.63 and 9.47 carats. Weight of rectangular step-cut diamonds range from 2.01 to 4.67 carats.

LOT 2054 - A SUPERB SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET
LOT 2054 – A SUPERB SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET

Seven lab reports by GGL bearing nos. 15040230/1 to 7 dated 28 April 2015, state that the sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating and a blue tone known as “royal blue” in the trade. An appendix to the report states that the sapphires all possess a well matched, richly saturated and homogeneous colour, combined with a high degree of transparency, and a finely proportioned cut. Such a combination of characteristics is rare in a matched set of natural Kashmir sapphires of this size.

Lab report no. 79107 dated 17 March 2015, issued by SSEF states that the sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating and the color of these sapphires may also be called “royal blue” in the trade. An appendix to the report states that the sapphires exhibit a highly matching and attractive saturated color combined with an excellent purity. The color is further pronounced by their well-proportioned cutting style, resulting in vivid blue hues due to multiple internal reflections. The appendix further states that assembling a selection of seven natural sapphires from Kashmir of “royal blue” color and excellent clarity is very rare and can thus be considered an exceptional treasure of nature.

Nine GIA reports dated 10 June 2013 to 17 January 2017 in respect of the nine rectangular step-cut colorless diamonds state that the color-grade of diamonds range from D to E color and clarity-grade from VVS1 to VVS2.

Other significant sapphire lots include Lots 2053, 2025, 2017 and 2024

Lot 2053 – A UNIQUE PAIR OF SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS – with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 20,500,000 – HKD 30,000,000 (USD 2,644,307 – USD 3,869,718) is another significant blue sapphire lot of the sale. Each platinum earring, 2 cm in length, is claw-set with a diamond and blue sapphire of unequal size one on top of the other. The earrings are unique because, while in one earring the larger gemstone is a cushion-cut blue sapphire weighing 16.23 carats, with a smaller cushion-shaped diamond weighing 1.83 carats placed on top of it, in the other earring the larger gemstone is a rectangular step-cut diamond weighing 10.93 carats, with a smaller cushion-cut blue sapphire weighing 2.69 carats placed on top of it. The gemstones in both earrings approximately match in dimensions and size.

Lot 2053 - A UNIQUE PAIR OF SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
Lot 2053 – A UNIQUE PAIR OF SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS

SSEF report no. 91515 dated 4 April 2017 state that the two sapphires weighing approximately 16.00 and 2.60 carats are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating. An appendix to the report states the ear-clips contains two sapphires and two colourless diamonds in a very impressive and attractive design of alternating size and colour. The two sapphires have a matching velvety and saturated blue color, with an outstanding purity characteristic of Kashir sapphires. The few tiny inclusions found by microscopic examination are the hallmarks of sapphires of Kashmir origin.

AGL reports bearing nos. 1081280 and 1080208 and dated respectively 27 January 2017 and 28 November 2016 in respect of sappires weighing 2.69 carats and 16.23 carats, state that the sapphirea are of Kashmir origin, with no gemological evidence of heat and clarity enhancement.
GIA Report no. 2175695836 dated 7 October 2016, states that the 10.93 carat diamond is D colour, internally flawless clarity, with excellent polish and symmetry. A Diamond Type Classification letter accompanying the report states that the diamond has been determined to be Type IIa. GIA Report no. 7236433065 dated 8 August 2016, states that the 1.83 carat diamond is E colour and VS1 clarity.

Lot 2025 - A STUNNING SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE
Lot 2025 – A STUNNING SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE

 

55.56-CARAT, OVAL-SHAPED BLUE SAPPHIRE OF THE CARTIER NECKLACE
55.56-CARAT, OVAL-SHAPED BLUE SAPPHIRE OF THE CARTIER NECKLACE

Lot 2025 – A STUNNING SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE – with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 19,000,000 – HKD 25,000,000 (USD 2,451,004 – USD 3,225,005) is the third highest valued sapphire lot of the sale. The 43.5 cm platinum and white gold Cartier necklace, signed Cartier, no. 870107, consists of a triple row circular-cut colorless diamond neckchain from which an oval shaped, 55.56-carat, Burma blue sapphire, claw-set as a pendant with a circular-cut diamond surmount is suspended. Two lab reports by SSEF and GGL bearing nos. 68776 and 13048154, dated 26 June 2013 and 29 April 2013 respectively, state that the sapphire is of Burma (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating with an attractive saturated and homogeneous blue color known in the trade as “royal blue color,” and an exceptional purity, a high degree of transparency, and a finely proportioned cut.

LOT 2024 - A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
LOT 2024 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING

Lot 2024 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING – with an estimate of HKD 3,000,000 – HKD 5,000,000 (USD 387,001 – USD 645,001) is another significant blue sapphire lot. The size 5 ¼, white gold ring is claw-set with a 15.22-carat, cushion-cut, Burma blue sapphire highlighted by an oval and circular-cut diamond surround. SSEF report no. 80219 dated 27 May 2015. accompanying the lot, states that the sapphire is of Burma (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating.

EMERALD LOTS

 

LOT 1942 - A MAGNIFICENT EMERALD AND DIAMOND 'PALMETTE' NECKLACE, BY EDMOND CHIN FOR THE HOUSE OF BOGHOSSIAN
LOT 1942 – A MAGNIFICENT EMERALD AND DIAMOND ‘PALMETTE’ NECKLACE, BY EDMOND CHIN FOR THE HOUSE OF BOGHOSSIAN

After a colored diamond lot, a jadeite lot and a sapphire lot, the 4th most valued lot of the sale is an emerald lot, assigned Lot No. 1942 and titled “A MAGNIFICENT EMERALD AND DIAMOND ‘PALMETTE’ NECKLACE, BY EDMOND CHIN FOR THE HOUSE OF BOGHOSSIAN – with an estimate of HKD 28,000,000 – HKD 38,000,000 (USD 3,612,006 – USD 4,902,008). The 43 cm white gold necklace by Edmond Chin is designed as a series of eleven palmette motifs, with a median upright palmette and five palmettes placed symmetrically on either side with inverted and upright palmettes alternating one another. The base of each palmette is set with a central large cut-cornered rectangular step-cut emerald, with weights ranging from 3.03 to 12.34 carats. Smaller circular-cut emeralds are placed on either side and top of the rectangular-cut emerald. The palmette has a central large frond, which is pear-shaped, with the pointed end facing downwards. Two fronds of identical navicular shape are placed on either side of the central frond. The fronds are set with vari-cut colorless diamonds, such as marquise-cut, circular-cut etc. The backchain on the rear has nine pairs of oppositely placed navicular motifs on either side of the oval-shaped clasp, also set with vari-cut colorless diamonds.

LOT 1942 - A PALMETTE FROM EDMOND CHIN NECKLACE ENLARGED
LOT 1942 – A PALMETTE FROM EDMOND CHIN NECKLACE ENLARGED

SSEF report no. 91630 dated 10 April 2017, states that the emeralds are of Colombia origin, with no indication of clarity modification in fissures. An appendix to the report states the 11 emeralds have been carefully selected and exhibit a remarkable size, combined with a beautifully matching colour and quality. The small inclusions found by microscopic examination represent the hallmarks of Colombian emeralds. It further states that assembling a matching selection of emeralds from Colombia of this size and quality is very rare and exceptional.
Another eleven reports issued by SSEF dated 29 June 2015 to 20 March 2017 state that the emeralds are of Colombia origin, with no indication of clarity modification in fissures.
Eight reports issued by GGL dated 25 August 2010 to 3 March 2017 state that the emeralds are of Colombia origin, with no indications of clarity enhancement.
Two reports issued by AGL dated 27 March 2014 and 15 October 2014, state that the emeralds are of Colombia origin, with no clarity enhancement.
Forty-six reports issued by GIA dated 16 October 2014 to 4 October 2016 state that the diamonds range from D to I colour and internally flawless to I1 clarity.

Other significant emerald lots include lots 2052 and 1939.

LOT 2052 - AN EXCLUSIVE EMERALD AND COLORED DIAMOND RING
LOT 2052 – AN EXCLUSIVE EMERALD AND COLORED DIAMOND RING

Lot 2052 is another significant emerald lot, assigned Lot No. 1052 and titled “AN EXCLUSIVE EMERALD AND COLOURED DIAMOND RING,” with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 6,400,000 – HKD 9,500,000 (USD 825,310 – USD 1,225,070). The centerpiece of the size 5 ¾ platinum and white gold ring is a double-claw set, 13.20-carat, cushion-cut, Colombian emerald, highlighted by a single row of circular-cut, pink diamonds, followed by a single row of pear-cut pink diamonds still on the gallery of the ring. A single row of hear-shaped pink diamonds is placed on the side of the gallery, A few heart-shaped pink diamonds are also set on the shoulders of the ring.

SSEF report no. 90357 dated 8 March 2017, states that the emerald is of Colombia origin, with no indications of clarity modification in fissures at the time of testing. An appendix letter states that the emerald is characterized by an attractive and saturated green colour combined with a very fine purity. The small inclusions found by microscopic examination represent the hallmarks of Colombian emeralds.
GGL report no. 16110204 dated 2 December 2016, states that the emerald is of Colombia origin, with no indications of clarity enhancement.

AGL report no. CS 1077215 dated 8 September 2016, states that the emerald is of Colombia origin, with no clarity enhancement.

LOT 1939 - A CHARMING PAIR OF EMERALD, DIAMOND AND COLOURED DIAMOND 'SNOW PEAS' EAR PENDANTS, BY CINDY CHAO
LOT 1939 – A CHARMING PAIR OF EMERALD, DIAMOND AND COLOURED DIAMOND ‘SNOW PEAS’ EAR PENDANTS, BY CINDY CHAO

LOT 1939 – A CHARMING PAIR OF EMERALD, DIAMOND AND COLORED DIAMOND ‘SNOW PEAS’ EAR PENDANTS, BY CINDY CHAO – with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 3,800,000 – HKD 5,800,000 (USD 490,028 – USD 747,937) is another significant emerald lot. The 8.3 cm yellow gold and titanium ear-pendants, signed Cindy Chao, 2015MPXVII. Each ear-pendant designed as a snow pea, is pavé-set throughout with circular and oval-shaped diamonds, centering upon a cabochon emerald, weighing respectively 29.49 and 26.81 carats. A yellow diamond string, set with circular-cut diamonds runs from somewhere around the center of the cabochon emerald, towards the clasp of the ear-pendants.

LOT 1939 - ANOTHER VIEW OF A CHARMING PAIR OF EMERALD, DIAMOND AND COLOURED DIAMOND 'SNOW PEAS' EAR PENDANTS, BY CINDY CHAO
LOT 1939 – ANOTHER VIEW OF A CHARMING PAIR OF EMERALD, DIAMOND AND COLOURED DIAMOND ‘SNOW PEAS’ EAR PENDANTS, BY CINDY CHAO

Two GGL reports bearing nos. 15037308 and 15037307 and dated 8 March 2015, states that emeralds are of Colombia origin, with indications of minor clarity enhancement accepted in the trade.
Eight reports issued by GIA dated from 2 July 2014 to 22 January 2015, state that eight oval-shaped diamonds weighing 0.50 – 1.03 carats, range from D to E color and have VVS1 to VVS2 clarity.

COLORLESS DIAMOND LOTS

 

LOT 2072 - AN IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND
LOT 2072 – AN IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND

 

LOT 2072 - ANOTHER VIEW OF THE IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND
LOT 2072 – ANOTHER VIEW OF THE IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND

Top lot among colorless diamonds is lot 2072 – AN IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND – which is the 9th-highest valued lot, with an estimate of HKD 21,500,000 – HKD 25,500,000 (USD 2,772,526 – USD 3,288,345). The unmounted diamond is a 20.33-carat, circular-cut, D-color, Flawless Clarity diamond. with excellent cut, polish and symmetry. GIA report no. 1172356599 dated 24 January 2017, accompanying the lot, states that the diamond is D color, Flawless clarity, with excellent cut, polish and symmetry. Diamond Type Classification letter annexed to the report, states that the diamond has been determined to be Type IIa, which confirms te D-color status of the diamond.

Other significant colorless diamond lots include lots 2073, 2070 and 2048

LOT 2073 - AN EXCLUSIVE DIAMOND RING, BY HARRY WINSTON
LOT 2073 – AN EXCLUSIVE DIAMOND RING, BY HARRY WINSTON

Lot 2073 – AN EXCLUSIVE DIAMOND RING, BY HARRY WINSTON – with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 17,500,000 – HKD 28,000,000 (USD 2,256,707 – USD 3,610,732) is the second highest valued colorless diamond lot. The size 4 white gold ring with makers mark for Harry Winston and no. 74149 is set with a 25.27-carat, cut-cornered rectangular step-cut, D-color, VVS2 clarity diamond. GIA report no. 11924246 dated 1 February 2017 states that the diamond is D color, and VVS2 clarity. Diamond Type Classification letter annexed to the report states that the diamond has been determined to be Type IIa, which confirms its D-color status.

LOT 2070 - AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF DIAMOND EAR STUDS
LOT 2070 – AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF DIAMOND EAR STUDS

LOT 2070 – AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF DIAMOND EAR STUDS – is another significant lot with a pre-sale estimate of HKD 12,000,000 – HKD 15,000,000 (USD 1,547,456 – USD 1,934,320). Each of the platinum ear studs is claw-set with a circular-cut diamond weighing respectively 7.88 and 7.04 carats, the former being D-color and VVS1 clarity and the latter D-color and Internally Flawless clarity.

GIA report no. 5101674964 dated 1 March 2017, accompanying the lot states that the 7.88 carat diamond is D color, VVS1 clarity, with excellent cut, polish and symmetry. A working diagram included in the report, indicates that the clarity of the diamond is potentially Internally Flawless. Diamond Type Classification letter annexed to the report states that the diamond has been determined to be Type IIa, which confirms the D-color status of the diamond.

GIA report no. 2105820308 dated 1 March 2017, states that the 7.04 carat diamond is D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, with excellent cut, polish and symmetry. A Diamond Type Classification letter annexed to the report states that the diamond has been determined to be Type IIa, which confirms the D-color status of the diamond.

LOT 2048 - A RARE DIAMOND RING, BY
LOT 2048 – A RARE DIAMOND RING, BY

LOT 2048 – A RARE DIAMOND RING, BY CARTIER – is the other significant colorless diamond lot with an estimate of HKD 12,000,000 – HKD 18,000,000 (USD 1,547,456 – USD 2,321,185). The size 4, platinum ring Signed Cartier, and inscribed with no. 61-71576, is claw-set with a 13.77-carat, pear-shaped, D-color, Internally Flawless clarity diamond, flanked by tapered baguette-cut diamonds on its shoulders. GIA report no. 14139041 dated 26 October 2015, states that the diamond is D-color and internally flawless clarity.
GGL report no. 0501005 dated 10 January 2005, states that the diamond is D-color and internally flawless clarity. An appendix to the report states, that based on its infrared spectrum, the 13.77 carat diamond is classified as Type IIa.

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