An internally flawless fancy vivid yellow diamond set in a diamond studded necklace will headline Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong this weekend, with a high estimate of $5.1 million USD.
Here are some of the top lots offered.
74.48 carat fancy vivid yellow, internally flawless natural diamond necklace
High estimate = $5.1 million USD
Of undulating ribbon design, set with single-cut diamonds, supporting a cushion modified brilliant-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 74.48 carats, mounted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, length approximately 390mm, with British hallmarks and maker’s mark.
1928 Cartier Art Deco ‘Tutti Frutti’ Gem Set, Diamond and Enamel Bracelet
High estimate > $2.0 million USD
The flexible openwork foliate band set with carved sapphires, rubies and emeralds, accented by emerald and sapphire beads, further set with single-cut and old European-cut diamonds, to the diamond plaque applied with black enamel, mounted in platinum, length approximately 175mm, signed Cartier (partially visible), numbered, with fitted case signed Cartier.
54 x 30mm ‘Imperial Green’ natural untreated Jadeite and Diamond Pendant
High estimate > $2.5 million USD
Set with a highly translucent jadeite plaque of vivid emerald green colour, to the baguette diamond-set surmount, embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds, to a black cord, mounted in 18 karat white gold.
Bulgari 11.08 total carat weight Burmese Ruby and Diamond Pendent Earrings
High estimate = $2.55 million USD
Each suspending an oval ruby weighing 6.05 and 5.03 carats, framed by pear- and marquise-shaped diamonds, to the similarly set surmount centring upon an oval ruby weighing 2.14 and 2.10 carats, mounted in platinum and 18 karat white gold, signed Bulgari, with collapsible post and hinged back fittings.
180.20 carat total weight Imperial Blossom Jadeite and Diamond Parure from a Private Collection
High estimate = $4.9 million USD
Comprising: a necklace, composed of twelve highly translucent oval jadeite cabochons of intense emerald green colour, decorated with oval diamonds; and a pair of earrings and ring en suite, set with three oval jadeite cabochons of same quality; all fifteen cabochons weighing 180.20 carats in total; all mounted in 18 karat white gold, necklace length approximately 400mm, earrings with post and butterfly fittings, ring size 6.
Harry Winston 18.18 carat Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring
High estimate = $3.8 million USD
Set with an octagonal step-cut sapphire weighing 18.18 carats, flanked on each side by a bullet-cut diamond, mount signed Winston for Harry Winston, size 5¾.
Massive Jadeite Bead and Diamond Necklace
High estimate = $3.5 million USD
Set with twenty-nine slightly graduated jadeite beads of highly translucent intense green colour, completed by an oval, tapered baguette and brilliant-cut diamond-set clasp, mounted in 18 karat white gold, length approximately 425mm.Jadeite beads approximately 15.20 to 13.50mm.