In Hong Kong, a 5-carat blue diamond is sold: it is the king in Sotheby’s auction. But there is also Wallace Chan ♦ ︎
The season of big auctions is come back and amazing stones, fabulous jewels and collector’s items are to buy. The October 3 appointment in Hong Kong on 3 October with the Magnificent Jewels auction at Sotheby’s, for example, includes several interesting pieces in the catalog. The king, according to estimates, could be a 5-carat blue fancy diamond ring.
The diamond, as in the best traditions, also has a name: Ai, the word that Chinese means love.
The estimate of the ring is 12.5-15.3 million dollars. But of course when it comes to auctions in Hong Kong jade comes into play. At auction there is, for example, a necklace consisting of 51 emerald green jadeite pearls, with a translucency considered “very good”. The necklace is closed with a chaumet diamond clasp. Two lavender jade bracelets, on the other hand, are so precious that they will be sold separately. The maximum sales estimate is close to $ 900,000 each.
Another collector’s piece is signed by Wallace Chan, an artist-designer who lives and works in Hong Kong.
In the catalog stands a ring with tanzanite of 35.42 carats, chalcedony and diamonds mounted on titanium. Also by Wallace Chan is a pair of earrings. Among the jewels, stands out also a pair of earrings with bright yellow diamonds in brilliant antique European cut weighing 51.17 carats, valued between 4.8 and 6.1 million. The design of the jewel is inspired by the fruits of melon.
The auction also features a selection of jeweler’s necklaces such as Van Cleef & Arpels and David Morris, as well as a vintage Bulgari suite and a carefully selected jewelery selection from the 1950s and 60s from an illustrious private collection.