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    Sale 2717

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    26 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1732

    A SUITE OF EXQUISITE COLOURED DIAMOND JEWELLERY

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    A SUITE OF EXQUISITE COLOURED DIAMOND JEWELLERY

    Comprising a necklace, the front suspending a line of four oval and marquise-cut green, pink, yellow and blue diamonds, all within a pavé-set pink diamond surround extending to the undulating neckchain, accented by multi-coloured diamonds; and a pair of ear pendants en suite, mounted in rose gold, necklace 42.0 and ear pendants 6.7 cm long

    Accompanied by seventeen reports dated from 13 July 1995 to 7 May 2008 from the Gemological Institute with the following detail:

    NECKLACE
    Weight Colour Clarity Cut
    2.10 Fancy vivid yellow orange VS1 Oval
    1.54 Fancy vivid purplish pink - Oval
    1.53 Fancy deep grayish yellowish green (Chameleon) SI2 Oval
    0.57 Fancy blue - Marquise
    0.51 Fancy vivid orangy yellow - Pear
    0.31 Fancy deep purplish pink - Pear
    0.30 Fancy intense blue - Pear

    EAR PENDANTS
    Weight Colour Clarity Cut
    1.01 Fancy intense pink - Oval
    0.96 Fancy intense green VVS2 Oval
    0.92 Fancy intense pink - Oval
    0.74 Fancy intense orange SI1 Pear
    0.72 Fancy vivid greenish yellow - Oval
    0.72 Fancy intense purplish pink - Oval
    0.72 Fancy intense green VVS2 Oval
    0.71 Fancy intense blue SI2 Oval
    0.66 Fancy intense yellow-green VS2 Cushion
    0.65 Fancy intense orange SI2 Pear

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    US$1,350,000-1,900,000

    Pre-Lot Text

    A DAZZLING PALETTE

    Natural coloured diamonds are one of nature's best-kept secrets. The world's rarest and most valuable gemstone, coloured diamonds are enchanting little treasures that can be found in all the colours of a rainbow. Forged from carbon atoms deep within the earth, these diamonds acquire their colour from the presence of additional trace elements or distortions to the typical diamond structure. Each is a unique expression of nature, with its own special story derived from its hue, tone and saturation.

    Coloured diamonds are, however, an enigma for not all colour sources are known. While gemmologists have discovered that green diamonds owe their colour to natural radiation, blue diamonds from boron, pink diamonds from crystal deformation, these gem-scientists have yet to establish definitively the causes of colours such as purple, brown and orange. Nevertheless, whether we can or cannot ascertain how coloured diamonds obtain their colour, one thing is for certain: these gems are notorious for their paucity of supply. The number of coloured diamonds available at any one time is so small that statistics cannot be applied - their price as unique as the object in question. Lot 1732 presents an extraordinary view of nature's masterpieces. This exquisite suite is exceedingly rare with 56 pieces of coloured diamonds showing a thrilling range of hues - all of natural colour origin. From a vivid purplish-pink of a hydrangea flower to the intense blue of a vast ocean, from the vivid yellowish-orange of bright marigold to an intense green of a tropical bird, the use of diamonds is like an artist to a palette. Dazzling with brilliant colour, this suite demonstrates a predilection for the very finest and is an exciting opportunity for collectors to acquire a precious jewel - one truly rare and beautiful.
    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY


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