• Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2736

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2415

    AN IMPORTANT SET OF DIAMOND JEWELLERY

    Price Realised  

    AN IMPORTANT SET OF DIAMOND JEWELLERY
    Comprising a ring, set with a round-cornered rectangular-shaped diamond weighing 5.38 carats, flanked on either side by a cushion-shaped diamond weighing 0.39 and 0.34 carat; and a pair of earrings each set with a cushion-shaped diamond weighing 4.24 and 4.05 carats en suite, mounted in 18k white gold, ring size 5½, earrings 2.0 cm long

    Accompanied by three reports dated from 25 June 2008 to 23 June 2009 with the following detail:

    Report Weight Colour Clarity Cut
    11372271 5.38 D IF Round-cornered rectangular
    1102607224 4.24 D IF Cushion
    12380721 4.05 D IF Cushion
    14529847 0.39 E VS1 Cushion
    14746819 0.34 D VS1 Cushion

    Also accompanied by an appendix no. 0111201 dated 3 December 2001 from the Gübelin Gemmological Laboratory stating that the 5.38 carat diamond possesses an antique cutting style which is rarely encountered in the gem trade today. In addition, this diamond is classified as type IIa (a chemically very pure type of natural diamond). It displays a colour and degree of transparency which are particular to the finest of these unique gemstones. Diamonds of this type, exhibiting an antique cutting style as well as a superior quality, are very rare and will most certainly evoke references to the historic term of "Golconda"

    With two supplemental letters from the Gemological Institute of America stating the 4.24 and 4.05 carat diamonds have 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$770,000-1,000,000

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY