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Christie's announces online-only sale of jewellery pieces
A set of ruby and diamond ring and earrings. Estimate: HK$30,000 – 50,000/US$3,800 – 6,500. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013.
HONG KONG.- Christie’s 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, Christie’s 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, Christie’s 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 Christie’s 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.”





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