• Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2736

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2446

    AN ELEGANT DIAMOND PENDENT NECKLACE

    Price Realised  

    AN ELEGANT DIAMOND PENDENT NECKLACE
    Suspending a pear-shaped diamond weighing 11.00 carats, joined to the marquise-cut diamond spacer weighing 1.34 carats and the heart-shaped diamond surmount weighing 3.51 carats, alternated by rectangular-shaped fancy intense pink diamonds each within a brilliant-cut diamond quatrefoils, to the fine twin-row neckchain enhanced by intense pink and colourless diamonds, mounted in 18k white and rose gold, 40.5 cm long

    Accompanied by seven reports dated from 29 June 2006 to 13 March 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America with the following detail:

    Report Date Weight Colour Clarity Cut
    16926337 13/03/09 11.00 D Flawless Pear, ex/ex
    14602251 29/06/06 3.51 D IF Heart
    16772263 29/01/08 1.34 D IF Marquise, ex
    17491732 15/10/08 0.27 Fancy intense purple-pink Rectangular
    2101393250 25/11/08 0.22 Fancy intense purplish pink Rectangular
    2105114621 22/09/08 0.21 Fancy intense purplish pink Rectangular
    12814455 03/06/08 0.21 Fancy intense purplish pink Square


    Also accompanied by a supplemental letter from the Gemological Institute of America stating the 11.00 carat diamond has been determined to be a type IIa. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency. Type IIa diamonds were first identified as originating from India (particularly from the Golconda region) but have since been recovered in all major diamond-producing regions of the world. Among famous gem diamonds, the 530.20 carat Cullinan and the 105.60 carat Koh-i-noor, are examples of Type IIa


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    US$800,000-1,200,000