Hong Kong



Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

Hong Kong – 27 November 2012 (Tuesday) – Sale no: 2968 – Top Ten 

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


Sold Total:  

HK$ 580,238,250

US$ 75,256,901

€ 58,197,896

Lots Sold: 243

Lots Offered: 302

Sold by Lot:  80%

Sold by HK$: 82%

Exchange Rate: HK$1=US$0.1297/€0.1003




Estimate (HK$)

Purchase Price



A Burmese ruby (62.46 cts) and diamond necklace, by James W.Currens for Faidee

US$83,800 per ct


HK$ 39,860,000

US$ 5,169,842

€ 3,997,958

Asian Private


The Grand Muzos

A pair of pear-shaped Colombian emeralds of 23.34 and  23.18 cts

US$92,400 per ct


HK$ 33,140,000

US$ 4,298,258

€ 3,323,942

Asian Private


A pair of brilliant-cut D Flawless diamonds of 8.88 cts each

US$209,300 per ct


HK$ 28,660,000

US$ 3,717,202

€ 2,874,598

Asian Private


A fancy pink diamond (8.59 cts) and sapphire ring, by JAR

US$415,800 per ct


HK$ 27,540,000

US$ 3,571,938

€ 2,762,262

Asian Private


A pair of  Burmese ruby (5.05 and 5.01 cts) and diamond earrings

US$311,700 per ct


HK$ 24,180,000

US$ 3,136,146

€ 2,425,254

Asian Private


A suite of diamond jewellery, by Cartier


HK$ 20,820,000

US$ 2,700,354

€ 2,088,246

Asian Private


A heart-shaped fancy vivid yellow Internally Flawless diamond of 20.66 cts

US$116,600 per ct


HK$ 18,580,000

US$ 2,409,826

€ 1,863,574

Asian Private


A pair of pear-shaped D Internally Flawless diamonds of 6.76 and 6.06 cts

US$148,300 per ct




€ 1,470,398

Asian Private


A lavender jadeite bead necklace of 63 beads measuring from 8.8 to 11.3 mm


HK$ 13,540,000

US$ 1,756,138

€ 1,358,062

Asian Private


A pair of brilliant-cut D Internally Flawless diamonds of 5.30 and 5.02 cts

US$163,100 per ct


HK$ 12,980,000

US$ 1,683,506

€ 1,301,894

Asian Private





“Exceptional Colombian emeralds and Burmese rubies, as well as D Flawless diamonds, made top prices in an eight-hour auction that achieved US$75 million. Private collectors from all over the Asia-Pacific region, which represented 90% of the buyers, showed great depth across the board. The strength of the region was clearly apparent with competitive bidding throughout the day, confirming the role of Hong Kong as a major auction centre for every category,” said Vickie Sek, Director and Head of the Jewellery & Jadeite Department, Christie’s Asia.


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