In Bloom: A Celebration of Colour in Nature
Fancy Coloured Diamonds Including Pinks, Blues, Yellows & Greens
Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite recent Spring Sale 2019 on 2 April presented a wealth of colour and design through rare gems and intricately crafted jewels. Headlined by the spectacular 88.22-Carat Oval Diamond, a rare and important D Colour, Flawless, Type IIa, oval brilliant diamond, perfect according to every critical criterion (Est. US$11.2 – 12.7 million), the sale also features a myriad of fancy coloured diamonds ranging from highly coveted pinks and blues to yellows and greens. A stunning selection of coloured gemstones will be presented alongside iconic designs by famed jewellers such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari.
Yvonne Chu, Acting Head of Department, Jewellery, Sotheby’s, comments: “We are proud to present a meticulously curated auction showcasing decades of jewellery design, from the renowned Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery Set™ ‘Bellflowers’ brooch, to the iconic Cartier ‘Panthère’ bangle. This season also highlights elite examples of precious gemstones and exceptional colourless and coloured diamonds, with a trio of specially selected pieces that exhibit the detailed planning process and unrivalled cutting skills, each possessing an auspicious 88 in its carat weight. Led by the Spectacular 88.22 carat Oval Brilliant diamond, this sale is an assemblage of jewels representing connoisseurship of the highest level.”