At this time of the year, there are many magnificent diamond auctions planned just like this one that is going to be held in Hong Kong on 29 November by Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels. The lots contain unique diamond jewelry pieces from colored diamonds, rubies to necklaces with emeralds. To give an impression of what kind of jewelry Christie is going to auction off we have collected some top lots.
SUPERB FANCY VIVID BLUE MARQUISE CUT DIAMOND RING estimated to fetch 9-12 million USD
This diamond ring has a superb color and is very rarely found in nature. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) rates the color of the 4.29-carat marquise cut diamond as fancy vivid blue and determined it to be a Type IIb diamond. These IIb type of diamonds are very rare and contain small amounts of boron that can give rise to a blue or gray coloration. An unusual property of type IIb diamonds is that they are semiconductors and conduct electricity. Besides the marquise cut diamond, there are triangular-shaped colorless diamonds, creating the appearance of the blue even more intense.
PIGEON BLOOD RED RUBY RING- RATNARAJ estimated to fetch 8-12 million USD
On the internet, this pigeon blood ruby ring with oval cut diamonds surrounded has been circulating and is very popular. The ruby is 10.05 carats and comes with an SSEF Swiss Gemmological Insitute stating that the ruby is from Burma (Myanmar), with no signs of heating. But that is not all the reasons why the estimated price is set so high, the ruby has an impressive size while having a very fine purity. Under the microscope, there were only a few inclusions that represent the hallmarks of rubies from the classical ruby mines in Myanmar.
A natural ruby from Burma of this size and quality is very rare and exceptional and can be considered as a true treasure of nature.
EXCLUSIVE RUBY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE estimated to fetch 4-7 million USD
This platinum diamond ruby necklace is designed with a line of twenty-two graduated cushion-shaped rubies, weighing approximately from 5.06 to 1.53 carats, alternating with circular-cut diamonds. The necklace is accompanied by the Gübelin GemLab certificate, which states that the rubies are from Burma. No signs of heating but extra information that says the rubies in the necklace are from outstanding characteristics.
Besides the size of the rubies the gemstones are vivid red color. In total, the necklace has twenty-two natural rubies with a total weight of 57.72 carats.
PAIR OF DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS estimated to fetch 2-3 million USD
This pair of diamond ear pendants made by Boehmer et Bassenge looks incredible with an oval diamond in each pendant. As Christie’s describes
“Each pendant set with an oval-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 11.13 and 11.03 carats, to the circular-cut diamond foliage, suspended from a diamond-set flowerhead surmount, spaced by a marquise-cut diamond, weighing approximately 1.08 and 1.03 carats, mounted in gold, 8.2 cm, with French assay mark for gold
Signed and with maker’s mark for Boehmer et Bassenge
Accompanied by two reports nos. 2165058485 and 2165058478 dated 5 May 2014 and 10 April 2014 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 11.13 and 11.03-carat diamonds are of D color, flawless clarity, with excellent polish and symmetry; and two Diamond Type Classification letters stating that the diamonds have been determined to be Type IIa
Two reports nos. 2167403077 and 6211110840 dated 3 February 2014 and 24 May 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 1.08 and 1.03 carat diamond is D colour, internally flawless clarity, with excellent polish and symmetry
Sixty-eight reports dated from 16 October 2014 to 29 March 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamonds weighing 0.47 to 0.23 carat are D colour, internally flawless clarity”
IMPRESSIVE YELLOW DIAMOND RING estimated to fetch 1-1.5 million USD
AN IMPRESSIVE COLORED DIAMOND RING
Set with a rectangular-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond, weighing approximately 28.78 carats, to the foliate gallery and shoulders, mounted in platinum, ring size 5¼
Accompanied by report no. 5233266581 dated 4 August 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is fancy vivid yellow color, VVS1 clarity
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