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Jadeite Set Leads Phillips Hong Kong

The top lot, a necklace and earrings, fetches $2.5M.
May 30, 2018 8:09 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... A necklace-and-earring set comprising jadeite and diamonds was the top seller at Phillips’s Hong Kong sale, garnering $2.5 million, the auction house said Monday.

The original estimate for the matching pieces at the Important Jewels and Jadeite auction was $2.4 million to $3.8 million (HKD 19 million to HKD 30 million).

Other notable lots included a 33.02-carat Burmese sapphire and diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, which sold for $594,150 against its pre-sale estimate of $548,082 to $701,036 (HKD 4.3 million to HKD 5.5 million). A pair of pigeon’s blood Burmese ruby and diamond pendant earrings, weighing 3.50 carats and 3.24 carats, fetched $594,150. Their original estimate was $535,336 to $637,305 (HKD 4.2 million to HKD 5 million).

Colored gemstones, including a Burmese ruby, Kashmir sapphire and Colombian emerald, rounded out the top 10. Signed jewels by Bulgari, Cartier, Graff and Harry Winston also proved popular, according to Terry Chu, head of jewelry for Phillips.

“The results prove that the market for such jewels continues to be robust,” Chu said, adding that sales had increased in the two years the auction house had been operating in Hong Kong.

The auction saw 63% of lots sold for a total of $10.5 million.
Tags: by Van Cleef & Arpels, Important Jewels and Jadeite, Phillips, Phillips Hong Kong, Rapaport News, Terry Chu
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