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Sotheby’s Magnificient Jewels & Jadeite auction sale in HK records $38.34 mln

08 october 2019

At the Sotheby’s auction of Magnificient Jewels and Jadeite held in Hong Kong on 7 October 2019, the total sales recorded was about $38.34 mln. 

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Some rare and exceptional fancy colour diamonds took the spotlight at this autumn’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction. The sale presented three very remarkable stones: a superb 10.64-carat fancy vivid purplish-pink diamond of internally flawless clarity, an important 6.01-carat fancy vivid blue diamond, and a magnificent 80.88-carat D-color, flawless diamond. 
Also, a symphony of jewels by Chinese American designer, Anna Hu, showcases an impressive 100.02 carat fancy intense yellow diamond necklace, inspired by the Pipa, a traditional Chinese musical instrument. Notable gemstones include an 11.88-carat Burmese ruby ring by famed jeweller Raymond Yard, among other timeless creations.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished