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Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Auction to take place on 7 December
Magnificent Natural Jadeite and Diamond Pendent Necklace; and Matching Ring. Estimate on Request.


HONG KONG.- Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction 2014 will be held on 7 December 2014, 1pm and 6pm, at its headquarters at 30/F Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. This autumn, Tiancheng International proudly presents over 350 lots of finest jewellery, estimated approximately HK$530million/US$68million. The leading jadeite category is highlighted by a magnificent jadeite and diamond pendent necklace and matching ring comprising eleven rich emerald green jadeite cabochons, which are all phenomenal with captivating translucency and finest texture. Apart from green jadeites, there is a feast of fine natural lavender jadeite necklaces, bangles and rings spanning from a wide range of attractive prices and unparalleled quality. Tiancheng International also amasses distinctive pieces from top jewellery designers like Alessio Boschi, which provides connoisseurs with a spectacular acquisition opportunity.

As for western jewellery, Tiancheng International will introduce a number of avant-garde jewellery designs to further accentuate the consummate aesthetics of jewellery connoisseurs. Amongst them are an emerald and diamond necklace, a pair of 41.06-carat natural emerald and diamond ‘Lotus Flower’ earrings and a natural conch pearl and Columbian emerald and diamond ‘Flower Blossom’ necklace. On top of that, a splendid range of exquisite items will also shine in the auction, including a 50.40-carat Sri Lankan cat’s-eye chrysoberyl and diamond ring entitled The Golden Globe , a 10.88-carat unheated Kashmir ‘Cornflower Blue’ sapphire ring, a pair of 3.53 and 3.19-carat Burmese Mogok ‘Pigeon’s Blood’ ruby earrings by Harry Winston, and a 14.35-carat Columbian emerald ring, all of which are natural beauties without treatment.

Mr. Stewart Young, Director of Tiancheng International’s Jewellery Department, remarks, “Being an explorative and innovative auction house, Tiancheng International has been devoting to presenting our valued collectors a rich variety of jadeite and jewels. In view of the robust market and avid demand for high-end jadeite in Asia, we are honoured to present a set of magnificent jadeite and diamond pendent necklace and matching ring. Each of the jadeite cabochons exudes exceptional translucency, which is a rare found in the market. On top of that, we will also showcase a vast array of jewels with high potential in terms of investment and collection value, such as The Night Horizon , a 55.01-carat natural unheated Burmese Mogok ‘Royal Blue’ sapphire and diamond ring. As it is entitled, The Night Horizon possesses a proud and incredible royal blue colour, which is significantly known as the most delicate colour. Leaving an impression just like the horizon of an elegant sky, this unrivalled sapphire will surely be a sought-after treasure in the auction. ”

Highlights
Opulent Jadeite
Top Jadeite
Magnificent Natural Jadeite and Diamond Pendent Necklace; and Matching Ring

Estimate on Request
Among all jadeite jewelley, the cabochon necklace is by far the rarest due to the wastage involved in fashioning each cabochon and the preeminent craftsmanship required. Top quality jadeite cabochons possess unparalleled colour and texture, complimented by excellent symmetry and highly saturate green hue. This magnificent jadeite and diamond pendent necklace and matching ring comprising eleven intense emerald green jadeite cabochons. In Treatise on Rites and Music of The Book of Han wrote, “The finest jade radiates supremacy”. Of captivating translucency and fine texture, every cabochon emanates spectacular sheen, with size measuring up to 25.10 x 20.39 x 8.55mm. It is extremely exquisite to match eleven full-bodied cabochons of similar size and luminous saturation, making this an astonishing treasure of impeccable quality. This demi-parure is the first jadeite jewellery at auction that offers a naming right. The successful buyer could give a unique name to this
spectacular highlight.

'The Link of Blessings'
Magnificent Natural Imperial Green Jadeite, Red Jadeite and
Diamond Necklace

Estimate:HK$ 30,000,000–40,000,000/US$ 3,850,000–5,120,000
Apart from classic green jadeite, the red jadeite garners newfound popularity in the jewellery business. Due to weathering, tectonic shifts of riverbeds and corrosion from underground liquids, the jadeite reserves are being oxidised by iron from the surrounding soil to gain a red colour tone. The red hues mainly appear on the outer surface of the jadeite boulders, which is insufficient for carving jadeite beads. However, the jadeite boulder of this red jadeite is extraordinarily imbued with the rare colour ‘root’, making it perfect for jadeite beads. This jadeite necklace meticulously matches the impressive red jadeite and enticing green jadeite as a double-strand, which brings an avant-garde and unique design to jadeite. The old mine jadeite carries the most superior imperial green colour with impressive translucency, whilst the red jadeite radiates flawlessly without any indications of impregnation. Together with the glistening white diamonds, this treasure is a true embodiment of jadeite perfection.

Beside the necklace is the Natural Jadeite and Diamond 'Dragonfly' Brooch. Estimate : HK$ 600,000–800,000/US$ 78,000–103,000), which consists of imperial green jadeite cabochons of bewitchingly matching colour and texture. The body of the dragonfly is abundantly inlaid with cluster of diamonds weighing 14.30 carats, creating a fusion of Chinese and European culture.

Natural Jadeite ‘Bamboo’ and Diamond Pendant
Estimate:HK$ 22,000,000–30,000,000/US$ 2,850,000–3,850,000
To the Orientals, bamboo symbolises tenacious life, modesty and upmost morality. Radiating a saturated green hue within a sturdy thickness, this jadeite pendant is an avatar of Chinese culture heritage, making it a masterpiece not to be missed in this auction.

Pair of Jadeite and Diamond Pendent Earrings
Estimate:HK$ 6,000,000–8,000,000/US$ 770,000–1,030,000
Plume fasteners were headwear accessories made for the most senior government officials of the Qing dynasty. Exclusive to that regime, they are extremely rare nowadays. This fine pair of jadeite earrings consists of two jadeite plaques from the same plume fastener, which has been passed down through successive generations within a family. Suffused with intense green hue, the jadeite is adorned with diamonds in a simple yet elegant design. Highly prized for the translucency and richness, the jadeite reflects the lofty rank held by the first-grade court official who owned the fastener. An important historical provenance, combined with an elegant modern design, underline the exceptionally high collectible value of this lot.

Designer’s Jadeite
Natural Jadeite, Icy Jadeite and Diamond Pendent Necklace; and
Matching Ring, Alessio Boschi

Estimate:HK$ 2,500,000–3,500,000/US$ 320,000–450,000
Every jewellery piece from prominent designer Alessio Boschi tells a story either inspired by nature or by a heritage background, creating a sense of uniqueness and originality. This suite is a typical example of his incorporation of colour and subtle articulation with multi-functionality. Composing of fine jadeite cabochons exuding high translucency and considerable thickness while the pendant is detachable for separate wearing, the suite stands as a true combination of versatile functionality and collection value.

Other Jadeite Treasures
Natural Lavender Jadeite, Jadeite and Diamond Necklace

Estimate:HK$ 6,500,000–8,500,000/US$ 833,300–1,090,000
This lavender jadeite necklace exudes femininity through its intense lavender purple hue, and further complemented by delicate emerald green jadeite triple-hoops. Coinciding with each other, the graceful purple and enchanting green delineates the natural harmonious beauty.

Another Pair of Bi-Coloured Lavender Jadeite Bangles(Estimate:HK$ 8,000,000–12,000,000/US$ 1,030,000–1,540,000)is set to impress collectors with its romantic lavender and cream white colour. Its remarkable lucidity, complemented by the scrumptious texture, makes it an eminent treasure denoting the Chinese auspicious notion that good things come in pairs.

Natural Icy Jadeite 'Toad' and Diamond Pendant
Estimate:HK$ 800,000–1,200,000/US$ 103,000–155,000
Since the ancient times, three-legged toad has been known as a mythical creature that brings fortune. This toad pendant is delicately carved into minute details with clear icy jadeite of soft yellowish green tone. Seeing the arresting sheen at the back of the toad, one can feel its vivaciousness, bringing good fortune to the connoisseur.





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