• Jewels and Watches: The Dubai  auction at Christies

    Sale 7894

    Jewels and Watches: The Dubai Sale

    28 April 2010, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 141

    A VERY FINE AND UNUSUAL GEM-SET RING, BY ANNA HU

    Price Realised  

    A VERY FINE AND UNUSUAL GEM-SET RING, BY ANNA HU
    Of interchangeable single or double-finger design, the ring composed of a flowerhead mounted with an oval-shaped ruby centre weighing 2.01 carats, to the brilliant-cut diamond stamen and pistons, with pavé-set pink sapphire and diamond petals and double leaf detail, each leaf set with a pear-shaped rose-cut diamond representing drops of water and pavé-set green garnets to the two textured moveable hoops of stem motif, in original maker's case, ring size 6¼
    Signed Anna Hu


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    Born in Taiwan in 1977, Anna Hu grew up travelling the world with her gem dealer father, in his quest for rare stones. A musical prodigy, Anna won several awards as a cellist but after a shoulder injury, Anna turned her attention once again to precious stones. After studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology and gaining her GIA qualification as well as two jewellery related masters degrees from Parsons School of Design and Columbia University, Anna worked with Christie's, Van Cleef and Arpels and Harry Winston. It was whilst working with Harry Winston that she met head designer Maurice Galli who encouraged her to create her own line after taking her on as his only private student.

    This talented young designer opened her exclusive jewellery boutique in December 2008, aged just 29, at the Plaza hotel in New York and she now creates no more than 30 exclusive Haute Jewellery pieces a year for private collectors.

    Special Notice

    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. Please be advised that a purchasers inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).