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Auction Preview: Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels with jewellery and jadeite from the Family Collection of K’ung Hsiang-hsi

Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, June 2 – video highlights

 

This Spring season, Christie’s Jewels Kong Kong is delighted to present an extraordinary sale featuring four impressive private collections.

Of historical significance is the family collection of K’ung Hsiang-Hsi, who married Soong Ai-ling, the eldest of the three famed Soong sisters. The couple’s close connections with influential people in China and abroad allowed them to assemble one of the most important collections of jadeite, natural pearl and signed jewellery pieces.

Comprising approximately 300 lots, this sale is highlighted by a highly saturated 9.07 carats fancy intense pink internally flawless clarity rectangular-shaped diamond ring, mounted by Harry Winston.

harry winston pink
A SUPERB COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING Set with a rectangular-shaped fancy intense pink diamond weighing approximately 9.07 carats, flanked by triangular-shaped diamonds, mounted in platinum and 18k rose gold.

 

Leading the coloured stones category are a Burmese pigeon’s blood red ruby and diamond necklace, by Etcetera; a 5.11 carats Burmese pigeon’s blood red oval-shaped ruby and diamond ring, by Etcetera and a unique 10.33 carats circular-cut Kashmir sapphire ring.

A magnificent ruby and diamond necklace by Etcetera. Designed as an articulated brilliant-cut diamond lattice-work band, centering on a line of graduated pear-shaped diamonds, thirteen pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 5.14 to 1.00 carats, framed by two rows of oval and cushion-shaped rubies weighing approximately 7.02 to 1.10 carats, to the brilliant-cut diamond link backchain accented with a pear-shaped diamond, mounted in 18k white gold.
A MAGNIFICENT RUBY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY ETCETERA Designed as an articulated brilliant-cut diamond lattice-work band, centering on a line of graduated pear-shaped diamonds, thirteen pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 5.14 to 1.00 carats, framed by two rows of oval and cushion-shaped rubies weighing approximately 7.02 to 1.10 carats, to the brilliant-cut diamond link backchain accented with a pear-shaped diamond, mounted in 18k white gold.
A magnificent ruby and diamond necklace, by Etcetera.
A magnificent ruby and diamond necklace, by Etcetera.
A superb important ruby and diamond ring by Etcetera. Centering on an oval-shaped ruby weighing approximately 5.11 carats, within a half-moon diamond surround, each set to the reverse with a triangular-shaped diamond, elevated over a brilliant-cut diamond gallery, extending to the three quarter-hoop, mounted in 18k white gold.
A SUPERB IMPORTANT RUBY AND DIAMOND RING, BY ETCETERA Centering on an oval-shaped ruby weighing approximately 5.11 carats, within a half-moon diamond surround, each set to the reverse with a triangular-shaped diamond, elevated over a brilliant-cut diamond gallery, extending to the three quarter-hoop, mounted in 18k white gold.
An exceptional sapphire and diamond ring. Set with a circular-cut sapphire weighing approximately 10.33 carats, within a brilliant-cut diamond two-tiered surround, extending to the quarter-hoop, mounted in 18k gold.
AN EXCEPTIONAL SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING. Set with a circular-cut sapphire weighing approximately 10.33 carats, within a brilliant-cut diamond two-tiered surround, extending to the quarter-hoop, mounted in 18k gold.

 

Standing out from a stunning array of jadeite pieces, is a jadeite bead necklace. Each jadeite is of outstanding translucency and characterized by a saturated green vein within a nearly colourless matrix crossing each bead.

Jadeite necklace
A UNIQUE JADEITE BEAD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE. Composed of thirty-three jadeite beads of light green ground and glassy translucency, each suffused with brilliant emerald green streaks, measuring approximately 11.2 to 12.9 mm, to the brilliant-cut diamond boule clasp, mounted in 18k white gold.

 

Other outstanding highlights include coloured diamond rings and a natural pearl and diamond necklace, by Moussaieff:

A rare coloured diamond ring by Moussaieff. Set with a pear-shaped fancy intense blue diamond weighing approximately 3.00 carats, within a brilliant-cut pink diamond frame and heart-shaped pink diamond surround, to the brilliant-cut pink diamond three quarter-hoop, mounted in 18k rose gold.
A RARE COLOURED DIAMOND RING BY MOUSSAIEFF. Set with a pear-shaped fancy intense blue diamond weighing approximately 3.00 carats, within a brilliant-cut pink diamond frame and heart-shaped pink diamond surround, to the brilliant-cut pink diamond three quarter-hoop, mounted in 18k rose gold.
An exceptional coloured diamond ring by Moussaieff. Set with a rectangular-shaped fancy intense green diamond weighing approximately 5.02 carats, flanked by pear-shaped pink diamonds, to the brilliant-cut pink diamond gallery and three quarter-hoop, mounted in platinum.
AN EXCEPTIONAL COLOURED DIAMOND RING BY MOUSSAIEFF. Set with a rectangular-shaped fancy intense green diamond weighing approximately 5.02 carats, flanked by pear-shaped pink diamonds, to the brilliant-cut pink diamond gallery and three quarter-hoop, mounted in platinum.
An elegant natural pearl and diamond necklace. The front designed as a series of natural white and cream button pearls measuring approximately 9.0 - 9.1 x 8.6 to 13.5 -13.6 x 10.9 mm, alternating with marquise-cut diamonds, suspending a fringe of white and cream natural pearl drops measuring approximately 8.8 - 8.9 x 11.7 to 11.1 - 11.2 x 15.0 mm and marquise-cut diamond trefoils, each joined by brilliant-cut diamonds, to the marquise and brilliant-cut diamond backchain and floral clasp, mounted in platinum and 18k white gold.
AN ELEGANT NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE. The front designed as a series of natural white and cream button pearls measuring approximately 9.0 – 9.1 x 8.6 to 13.5 -13.6 x 10.9 mm, alternating with marquise-cut diamonds, suspending a fringe of white and cream natural pearl drops measuring approximately 8.8 – 8.9 x 11.7 to 11.1 – 11.2 x 15.0 mm and marquise-cut diamond trefoils, each joined by brilliant-cut diamonds, to the marquise and brilliant-cut diamond backchain and floral clasp, mounted in platinum and 18k white gold.

 

To close this magnificent overview, here is for you some more of personal highlights:

A DIAMOND BROOCH, BY CARTIER Designed as an openwork shield shape plaque, centering upon a line of rectangular and baguette-cut diamonds, flanked by old European and marquise-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum.
A DIAMOND BROOCH, BY CARTIER
Designed as an openwork shield shape plaque, centering upon a line of rectangular and baguette-cut diamonds, flanked by old European and marquise-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum.
AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING, BY CARTIER Designed as a cabochon emerald, within a rectangular-shaped diamond surround, to the triangular and square-shaped diamond shoulders, mounted in platinum.
AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING, BY CARTIER
Designed as a cabochon emerald, within a rectangular-shaped diamond surround, to the triangular and square-shaped diamond shoulders, mounted in platinum.
AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS Each designed as a cascade of elongated hexagonal-shaped diamonds, terminating in a cushion-shaped fancy brown-yellow diamond weighing approximately 18.09 carats or an old mine-cut fancy brown-yellow diamond weighing approximately 15.08 carats, suspended from a hexagonal-shaped diamond surmount, mounted in 18k white gold.
AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND
EAR PENDANTS
Each designed as a cascade of elongated hexagonal-shaped diamonds, terminating in a cushion-shaped fancy brown-yellow diamond weighing approximately 18.09 carats or an old mine-cut fancy brown-yellow diamond weighing approximately 15.08 carats, suspended from a hexagonal-shaped diamond surmount, mounted in 18k white gold.
A RARE COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING Set with a rectangular-shaped fancy vivid orangy yellow diamond weighing approximately 9.50 carats, within a baguette and oval-shaped diamond surround, mounted in platinum and 18k yellow gold.
A RARE COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING
Set with a rectangular-shaped fancy vivid orangy yellow diamond weighing approximately
9.50 carats, within a baguette and oval-shaped diamond surround, mounted in platinum and 18k yellow gold.
AN UNUSUAL SPINEL, DIAMOND AND PEARL BANGLE, BY FORMS Of starburst design, set to the centre with a cushion-shaped purplish-pink spinel weighing approximately 17.51 carats, within a radiating hexagonal-shaped diamond surround with round grey pearls, the reverse further embellished by hexagonal-shaped diamonds, joined to the pavé-set brilliant-cut diamond hinged band, mounted in 18k white gold.
AN UNUSUAL SPINEL, DIAMOND AND PEARL BANGLE, BY FORMS
Of starburst design, set to the centre with a cushion-shaped purplish-pink spinel weighing approximately 17.51 carats, within a radiating hexagonal-shaped diamond surround with round grey pearls, the reverse further embellished by hexagonal-shaped diamonds, joined to the pavé-set brilliant-cut diamond hinged band, mounted in 18k white gold.
A UNIQUE DIAMOND AND COLOURED DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE, BY NIRAV MODI Set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 10.02 carats, suspended from a pear-shaped diamond weighing 2.66 carats, spaced by a hexagonal-shaped fancy purplish red diamond weighing 1.03 carats, joined to the neckchain set with navette-shaped brilliant-cut diamond links assembled by combining two calibré-cut crescent-shaped diamonds, mounted in 18k white gold.
A UNIQUE DIAMOND AND COLOURED DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE,
BY NIRAV MODI
Set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 10.02 carats, suspended from a pear-shaped diamond weighing 2.66 carats, spaced by a hexagonal-shaped fancy purplish red diamond weighing 1.03 carats, joined to the neckchain set with navette-shaped brilliant-cut diamond links assembled by combining two calibré-cut crescent-shaped diamonds, mounted in 18k white gold.
A STUNNING EMERALD AND DIAMOND BANGLE, BY ETCETERA The octagonal-shaped emerald weighing approximately 38.51 carats, to the brilliant-cut diamond prongs and gallery, extending to the hoop designed as a line of marquise-cut diamonds, six marquise-cut diamonds weighing from approximately 1.54 to 1.00 carats, mounted in 18k white gold.
A STUNNING EMERALD AND DIAMOND BANGLE, BY ETCETERA
The octagonal-shaped emerald weighing approximately 38.51 carats, to the brilliant-cut diamond prongs and gallery, extending to the hoop designed as a line of marquise-cut diamonds, six marquise-cut diamonds weighing from approximately 1.54 to 1.00 carats, mounted in 18k white gold.

 

 

Edited by Claudia Carletti, Jewellery Through Time. All material courtesy of Christie’s.

 

 

 

 

 

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