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Christie's Schedules an Online-Only Auction From Hong Kong

Aug 19, 2013 1:24 PM   By Christie's Hong Kong
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 Press Release: Christie’s is delighted to announce Hong Kong Jewels, the online‐only sale of jewelry pieces, comprised of more than 90 lots with price points accessible to a wide range of collectors. This enchanting array of diamonds, colored stones, cultured pearls, jadeites, watches and more is predominantly from one major private collection. The sale will open for bidding on September 19 and continue through to October 3. It is accessible via http://www.christies.com/onlineonly.

Over the past two years, Christie’s has made a significant commitment to building an ecommerce 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, Christie’s continued to introduce new categories to online-only sales. This will be the first time ever jadeite jewelry pieces will be auctioned online. Lots include a group of carved jadeite and diamond pendants and a jadeite bangle (lot 48 in additional sale highlights) and a group of jadeite, enamel, ruby and diamond jewelry (lot 72 in additional sale highlights).

Highlights include a ruby and diamond pendent necklace (lot 13, estimate: HKD 60,000 to HDK 80,000 / $7,500 to $10,000), a set of emerald and diamond necklace and ear pendants (lot 68, estimate: HKD 80,000 to HKD 120,000 / $10,000 to $15,000) and a set of cultured pearl, diamond and ruby necklace, ring and ear clips (lot 84, estimate: HKD 80,000 to HKD 120,000 / $10,000 to $15,000).

François Curiel, the president of Christie’s Asia, said, “Hong Kong has become one of the most important jewelry auction centers in the world, alongside Geneva and New York. This September, we will be innovating again by organizing our first online-only jewelry sale in Asia. To answer the growing demand for top-quality jewelry at all price levels, we will be presenting a wide range of diamonds, colored stones, pearls and signed pieces.''

About Christie’s
Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction and private sales in the first half of 2013 that totaled £2.4 billion/ $3.68 billion. In 2012, Christie’s had global auction and private sales that totaled £3.92 billion/$6.27 billion making it the highest annual total in Christie’s history. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War and Contemporary, Impressionist and Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Private sales totaled £465.2 million ($711.8 million) in the first half of 2013, an increase of 13% on the previous year, and for the third successive year represents the highest total for the period in both company and art market history.

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