HONG KONG.- Sothebys
Hong Kong Important Jewels and Jadeite sale will take place on 28 November at Sothebys Hong Kong Gallery. The sale is highlighted by a tasteful selection of signed jewellery by renowned brands such as Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier, alongside a collection of specially-curated pieces for cosmopolitan gentlemen, further complemented by an array of treasured gemstones, diamond, natural pearl and jadeite jewellery.
QUEK Chin Yeow, Deputy Chairman of Sothebys Asia and Chairman of International Jewellery, Asia, said, This November, we are pleased to bring to the market a meticulous selection of iconic signed jewellery from some of the most famous brands, as well as a collection of recognisably masculine pieces designed for todays dapper gentlemen. With the festive season soon approaching, this forthcoming auction, with offerings at various price points suited for an array of occasions, will be the perfect platform for those looking to treat themselves at the end of the year, and for those wanting to surprise their loved ones with the most desirable and exceptional gifts.
JEWELLERY FOR THE DAPPER MAN
Mens adornment of jewellery has been in existence for many centuries, from early monarchs and noblemen wearing extravagantly decorated items that served as symbols of status, power and prominence to the current cultural conversations of todays well-groomed and sophisticated dapper man. Today, men place particular importance on a groomed physical appearance, pursuing the presence of cool nonchalance. Designers pay homage to this trend by creating recognisably masculine pieces accented with subtle fresh twists, fashioning an elegant blend of contemporary masculinity. When it comes to man jewellery, a couple of tastefully selected pieces that complement each other are all that is necessary to complete a polished look.
Pair of Alexandrite Cufflinks (Lot 1697) Est. HK$250,000 300,000 / US$32,300 38,700
Sapphire and Diamond Ring (Lot 1698) Est. HK$700,000 900,000 US$90,500 117,000
Diamond, Enamel & Emerald Pendent Necklace; and Diamond, Emerald and Onyx Ring; Panthère, Cartier (Lot 1706) Est. HK$95,000 140,000 / US$12,300 18,100
Diamond, Onyx and Mother-of-Pearl Wristwatch, Décor Dragon, Cartier (Lot 1701) Est. HK$850,000 1,100,000 / US$110,000 142,000
Onyx and Diamond Dress Set (Lot 1700) Est. HK$60,000 80,000 / US$7,800 10,400
Diamond Ring (Lot 1702) Est. HK$160,000 250,000 / US$20,700 32,300
Dragons, with its mythical powers and legendary greatness, represent the highest spiritual power of change and transformation. Its majestic presence makes it one of the most potent symbols for wisdom and good fortune. Considered as the Celestial Stag, dragons are associated with the yang masculine principles of Sun, fire and dominance, as opposed to yin, the feminine principles of passivity and softness. Symbols of imperial hierarchy, their benevolence signifies grace, honour and magnanimity.
Gem-set and Diamond Dragon Bracelet, Early 20th Century (Lot 1790) Est. HK$640,000 800,000 / US$82,500 104,000
The rubies decorating the dragons body accentuate the royal majestic nature of the dragon, as rubies have been considered symbols of nobility and importance, as well as possessing the power to increase one's vitality and power.
Diamond Bangle, Flying Butterfly, Van Cleef & Arpels (Lot 1793) Est. HK$470,000 620,000 / US$61,000 80,000
Diamond, Sapphire, Emerald and Onyx Ring, Panthère, Cartier (Lot 1704) Est. HK$900,000 1,200,000 / US$117,000 155,000
Pair of Diamond Clip Brooches, Cartier (Lot 1709) Est. HK$480,000 600,000 / US$62,000 77,500
Jadeite, Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Parure (Lot 1764) Est. HK$800,000 900,000 / US$104,000 117,000
Jadeite and Diamond Brooch (Lot 1763) Est. HK$400,000 600,000 / US$52,000 77,500
NATURAL PEARLS, COLOURED DIAMONDS & GEMSTONES
Pair of Clam Pearl, Sapphire, Diamond and Pearl Earrings (Lot 1666) Est. HK$260,000 320,000 / US$33,600 41,300
Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace (Lot 1734) Est. HK$220,000 280,000 / US$28,400 36,100
Multi-Coloured Diamond and Diamond Bracelet (Lot 1684) Est. HK$350,000 440,000 / US$45,200 57,000
Silver-gilt, Pink Gold and Ruby Minaudière, Boucheron, Paris (Lot 1744) Est. HK$16,000 24,000 / US$2,100 3,100
Cats-eye Chrysoberyl and Diamond Ring (Lot 1779) Est. HK$480,000 550,000 / US$62,000 71,000