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Bonhams Hong Kong unveils exceptionally rare “flawless collection of hearts and arrows diamonds” – Jewellery and Jadeite Auction on 26th November 2014

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Bonhams Hong Kong is pleased to present “A Flawless Collection of Hearts and Arrows Diamonds” at its upcoming Jewellery and Jadeite Auction on 26th November 2014 at Bonhams Hong Kong Gallery, located at Suite 2001 in One Pacific Place, Admiralty.

This exceptionally rare collection of 16 D colour, Flawless, Internally Flawless brilliant-cut diamonds graduate in size from 1.16 carats to 4.49 carats and weighing a total of 39.98 carats. Perfectly matched in colour and clarity, the diamonds are also of Excellent Cut, Symmetry, and Polish (referred to as triple Ex) and most are type IIa.

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Only a tiny percentage of diamonds are D colour (the best) and Flawless or Internally Flawless clarity (the best) and less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are cut to hearts and arrows precision.

(Hearts and Arrows in diamonds refer to the symmetrical light pattern resulting from precise cutting in a round diamond. Perfectly formed arrows can be seen when viewing through its crown and hearts when looking through its pavilion.)

The 16 diamonds were gradually collected over the years by an Asian private client in the hope that he would one day create a beautiful necklace for his beloved wife. The owner has since left the task to someone who will be able to succeed the dream, in order to focus on his philanthropic endeavors.

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The exquisite collection of diamonds offered at the Bonhams Fine Jewellery and Jadeite sale is estimated to achieve between HK $17,500,000 to 19,800,000 (approximately GBP £1,435,000 to 1,625,000).

 

 

Other highlights from Bonhams Hong Kong Jewellery and Jadeite Auction include:

A MAGNIFICENT SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND ‘AMELIA’ NECKLACE AND EARRING SUITE, BY MARINA B.
A MAGNIFICENT SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND ‘AMELIA’ NECKLACE AND EARRING SUITE, BY MARINA B.

The highly articulated necklace set with twelve cushion-shaped sapphires to the front, the largest weighing 15.95 carats, within pear and brilliant-cut diamond surrounds, spaced by marquise and pear-shaped diamonds, the back chain with concealed clasp of similar design; accompanied by a pair of earrings ensuite, diamonds approximately 92.30 carats total, sapphires 104.81 carats total, all signed Marina B, maker’s marks, necklace length 43.5cm.

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A MAGNIFICENT RUBY AND DIAMOND ‘GEORGINA’ RING, BY MARINA B.
A MAGNIFICENT RUBY AND DIAMOND ‘GEORGINA’ RING, BY MARINA B.

The oval-cut ruby, weighing 10.54 carats, within a marquise and asscher-cut diamond surround, diamonds approximately 4.50 carats total, signed Marina B.

 

 

A FINE TWO STRAND JADEITE BEAD NECKLACE
A FINE TWO STRAND JADEITE BEAD NECKLACE

Comprising two strands of forty-nine and fifty-five graduated bright emerald green jadeite beads of very good translucency, measuring approximately 9.3-4.3mm, the clasp set with a cabochon jadeite of similar colour and translucency, length 39.0cm.

 

 

AN IMPORTANT EMERALD AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING
AN IMPORTANT EMERALD AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING

The antique cushion-shaped emerald, weighing 10.09 carats, within a brilliant-cut diamond surround, between shoulders of similarly cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 8.00 carats total.

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AN IMPRESSIVE RUBY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, CIRCA 1960
AN IMPRESSIVE RUBY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, CIRCA 1960

The articulated necklace, designed as twenty flowerhead clusters, each centrally set with a cushion-shaped ruby, within a surround of pear-shaped diamonds alternating with marquise-cut rubies, each cluster connected by a brilliant-cut diamond, diamonds approximately 30.00 carats total, rubies approximately 55.00 carats total, length 42.5cm.

Burmese ruby necklace 2.001

 

 

Finally, to conclude this panoramic view, here are a couple of personal highlights from the catalogue auction:

 

A LAVENDER JADEITE AND DIAMOND PENDANT, BY BUCCELLATI, CIRCA 1965.
A LAVENDER JADEITE AND DIAMOND PENDANT, BY BUCCELLATI, CIRCA 1965. The lavender jadeite cabochon, measuring approximately 20.8 x 16.8 x 6.5mm, within an abstract textured surround of brilliant-cut diamonds, to a necklace of foliate design spaced with similarly cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 6.50 carats total, signed Buccellati Italy, pendant detachable and convertible to a brooch, necklace length 40.0cm.

 

A FANCY COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING
A FANCY COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING. The pear-shaped fancy deep brownish yellow diamond, weighing 13.01 carats, flanked on each side by similarly cut diamonds, remaining diamonds approximately 1.80 carats total.

 

A PAIR OF EMERALD AND DIAMOND EARRINGS, BY VAN CLEEF AND ARPELS
A PAIR OF EMERALD AND DIAMOND EARRINGS, BY VAN CLEEF AND ARPELS. Each oval-cut emerald, within a double surround of marquise and brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending a drop-shaped emerald, to a surmount set with brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 9.80 carats total, emeralds approximately 43.75 carats total, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, maker’s marks, length 5.8cm.

 

A FANCY COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING
A FANCY COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING. The step-cut fancy intense yellow diamond, weighing 10.34 carats, within a pavé-set surround of brilliant-cut diamonds, some of yellow tint, remaining diamonds approximately 2.55 carats total.

 

Material courtesy of Bonham’s Press Office.

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