Exceptional Christie’s Auction in Hong Kong: an expensive pink diamond, precious stones and incredible pieces by Wallace Chan ♦ ︎
It is a sign of our times that the most expensive jewelery piece ever offered by Christie’s auction will not be sold in New York, but in Hong Kong. On November 28, the auction house in the former British colony of China will beat over 290 lots. In particular, attention will be focused on The Pink Promise, a 14.93-carat pink diamond ring and, in addition, the highest quality ratings. In fact, this is a fancy vivid pink VVS1 clarity (type IIA). The estimate has a fairly wide range: from 28 to 42 million US dollars. Pink diamonds are considered among the most precious and rare stones. There are no two identical pink diamonds: each has a unique set of shades, hues and saturation that result from the absorption of light in the diamond structure. Even today, the exact structural defect causing pink is not yet fully understood by diamond researchers, and perhaps even for this reason they are stones that continue to enchant.
For lovers of precious stones, this will not be the only diamond in the auction. There are, in fact, stones like a 8.80-carat diamond Fancy Intense Pink VVS1 Clarity (Type IIA). Estimated: $ 8.8 to $ 12 million), a 8.17-carat Pearl-sized Burmese ruby ruby ring (5.8-8 million dollars), a jade necklace (about 14.7-15.9mm) and diamonds (7.3-10 million) and a jade pendant (3.5-4.8 million).
In addition to the exceptional stones, Christie’s also offers a number of equally remarkable pieces of legendary jeweler Wallace Chan. The sale is called Wallace Chan: The Beginning of a Genius. It is a collection created by the famous jeweler and artist in the most innovative period, among the fifties and late nineties. According to Vickie Sek, vice president and director of Christie’s jewelery in Asia, “It is a privilege to offer a selection of the finest diamonds, jewelery and signature pieces to our collectors who expect only the best from Christie’s”. Federico Graglia