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    Sale 2717

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    26 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1678

    AN IMPRESSIVE DIAMOND 'ASTRALE' PENDENT NECKLACE, BY BULGARI

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    AN IMPRESSIVE DIAMOND 'ASTRALE' PENDENT NECKLACE, BY BULGARI

    The front suspending a pavé-set diamond pendant of concentric circles, centered with a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 5.01 carats, surrounded by vari-sized brilliant-cut diamond accents, to the similarly-set neckchain, mounted in 18k white gold, 42.5 cm long

    Signed Bulgari, made in Italy, No. 2337AL


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    US$200,000-320,000

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE BVLGARI ASTRALE

    The jeweller Bvlgari is renowned for its highly distinctive style that was inspired by Greek and Roman classicim, the Italian Renaissance and the nineteenth-century Roman school of goldsmiths. Since its beginnings in Rome in 1884 and throughout its years of expansion worldwide, Bvlgari has launched jewellery trends and revivals that has captivated royalty, movie stars and others for more than a century. Bvlgari's bold and elegant style, which fuses the classic with the contemporary, is paramount in its design repertoire - each Bvlgari creation, a result of a unique heritage and tradition of excellence.

    The Astrale Collection was created with the cosmic universe as its principal design motif. With a special focus upon the circular form, the collection invokes the magic of the planets and the constellations, and is one-of-a-kind. Each Astrale jewel has been artistically and individually contrived to emulate the celestial sphere and its glittering stars. Lot 1678 is an impressive diamond necklace whose pendant is set with four concentric circles and embellished with meticulously hand-selected round brilliant-cut diamonds. Fashioned to reflect the cosmos with the planets orbiting the sun, this striking jewel also plays upon the concept of the never-ending circle (like the universe) which is echoed throughout the design of the necklace. These large and weighty round links are an instantly recognisable Bvlgari aesthetic and will appeal to the lady with a taste for an important Italian jewel.

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY


    Post Lot Text

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