• Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2736

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2412

    AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY BULGARI

    Price Realised  

    AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY BULGARI

    Centering upon a pavé-set diamond plaque of geometric motif, enhanced by circular-cut emeralds, joined to a similarly-set spacer and length adjustable neckchain, mounted in 18k white gold, 43.0 to 47.5 cm long, in black leather Bulgari case

    Signed Bulgari, Made in Italy, No. 1250RM

    Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by Bulgari


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    US$80,000-120,000

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE BVLGARI PARENTESI

    The jeweller Bulgari is renowned for its bold, elegant and highly distinctive style that was inspired by Greek and Roman classicim, the Italian Renaissance and the nineteenth-century Roman school of goldsmiths. Each Bulgari creation is the culmination of a unique heritage and tradition of excellence which, today, fuses the classic with the contemporary. Since its beginnings in Rome in 1884 and throughout its years of expansion worldwide, Bulgari has launched jewellery trends and revivals that has captivated royalty, movie stars and others for more than a century. Within each category, Bulgari creates a few of those very special collectible pieces, commissioned exclusively for the discerning collector. Last spring, Christie's included a piece of high jewellery from the Astrale collection. This fall, Christie's is pleased to offer another high art piece - from the new Parentesi collection.

    Bulgari's current Parentesi collection is an unconventional, original and modern reinterpretation of one of the most famous of the firm's iconic creative designs, originally inspired by the joints of Roman pavements. Lot 2412 is a stunning emerald and diamond necklace from the new Parentesi series - only two were ever produced by this Roman maison. The exciting openwork and stylised decorative motif comprising clean, geometric shapes combine to present a strong, well-balanced design while keeping an unmistakable femininity and elegance; their superior workmanship reflective of the jeweller's ancient roots and Italian craft heritage. Carefully-selected high quality emeralds set amongst sparkling white diamonds present a vivid impression of colour and beauty - a testament to the house' aesthetic vision. This glamourous Parentesi jewel demonstrates a predilection for very fine, exclusive pieces and will appeal to the lady with taste for an important Italian jewel.


    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN