Christies announced Hong Kong Jewels, the online‐only sale of jewellery pieces comprising over 90 lots with price points accessible to a wide range of collectors. This enchanting array of diamonds, coloured stones, cultured pearls, jadeites, watches and more is predominantly from one major private collection. The sale will open for bidding on Thursday, September 19th and run through to Thursday, October 3rd. It is accessible via http://www.christies.com/onlineonly
Over the past two years, Christies has made a significant commitment to building an e-commerce platform and has successfully piloted numerous online-only sales, including the first ever Internet-exclusive auction for the Chinese works of art category held in July. Further to its success, Christies continue to introduce new categories to online-only sales. This will be the first time ever jadeite jewellery pieces will be auctioned online. Lots include a group of carved jadeite and diamond pendants and a jadeite bangle and a group of jadeite, enamel, ruby and diamond jewellery.
Highlights include a ruby and diamond pendent necklace (Lot 13, Estimate: HK$60,000 80,000 / US$7,500 10,000), a set of emerald and diamond necklace and ear pendants (Lot 68, Estimate: HK$80,000 120,000 / US$10,000 15,000), and a set of cultured pearl, diamond and ruby necklace, ring and ear clips (Lot 84, Estimate: HK$80,000 120,000 / US$10,000 15,000).
François Curiel, President of Christies Asia, said, Hong Kong has become one of the most important jewellery auction centres in the world, alongside Geneva and New York. This September, we will be innovating again by organising our first online-only jewellery sale in Asia. To answer the growing demand for top quality jewellery at all price levels, we will be presenting a wide range of diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, and signed jewels, with attractive estimates accessible to global collectors.