Anna Hu’s extraordinary jewels from the Silk Road collection will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on October 7 ♦ ︎
The lovers of great jewels proposed in large auctions by large auction companies have already marked the date on the calendar: on October 7, in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s organizes an event that includes five pieces created by Anna Hu, a fine jewelry artist. In fact, among the Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite of the catalog, there will also be the jewels of Anna Hu’s latest collection, Silk Road Music Collection, presented in Paris.
The collection consists of a dozen jewels inspired by the musical and cultural environment between East and West, virtually united by the Silk Road, the ancient trade route that came from China to Europe. The choice of the subject, among other things, involved Anna Hu, who studied cello as a girl, a career interrupted due to a shoulder injury as a girl.
The pieces at the auction are real masterpieces, starting with the Dunhuang Pipa Necklace, with an intense yellow fantasy diamond of 100.02 carats supplied by Sotheby’s. The estimate of the jewel is 5-6.25 million dollars. The name can be misleading: the shape of this necklace resembles a Chinese pipe, which is a musical instrument similar to a lute, with four strings. It is in 18-carat white gold, with a sparkling pavé of diamonds running along the neckline. The artist – designer Hu said he was inspired by images of women playing piping in Dunhuang, an oasis for travelers in the desert area of northwestern China along the Silk Road. The necklace can be transformed into brooch and earrings. But the other jewels are equally exceptional. Federico Graglia