Tiancheng International’s Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction will be held on 26 November, 2021, offering a dazzling array of natural jadeite, coloured gemstones, precious diamonds, and distinctive pieces from prestigious jewellers and designers.
Leading the sale is a pair of natural jadeite and lavender jadeite bangles that are exceedingly rare. Also featuring in the auction are coveted gemstones from fabled mines, including an 18.18-carat natural unheated “pigeon’s blood” ruby ring from Mogok, Burma, and a 13.56-carat natural untreated Colombian Muzo emerald ring.
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Connie Huang, Managing Director and Head of Jewellery Department of Tiancheng International, said, “Tiancheng International has always been sparing no effort in sourcing one-of-a-kind pieces for jewellery aficionados. This season, we are thrilled to offer a pair of natural jadeite and lavender jadeite bangles of exceptional quality. Of astonishingly fine texture, the two bangles are perfect complements for each other with sumptuous emerald green and graceful lavender hue. Matchless in vivacity that comes in the sublime pair, these bangles are not to be missed by discerning collectors.”
The Preview of the Autumn Auction will be held from 20 to 25 November (10am to 6pm), and the Auction will take place on 26 November 2021 (1pm) at 30/F Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. Apart from bidding in person, or by absentee and telephone bidding, buyers can also participate in our auction using our online bidding platform.
Very Fine Pair of Jadeite and Lavender Jadeite Bangles (Lot 157)
Estimate on Request
Bangles are among some of the finest pieces in jadeite collecting and are highly sought after by connoisseurs. Jadeite bangles of superior quality are exceptionally difficult to come by as they have to be carved from an entire piece of premium-grade boulder. Plump and robust, this pair of bangles shows off their captivating hues in full roundness. The rich and radiant emerald green, as well as the luscious and beguiling lavender are the perfect embodiments of auspiciousness and harmony.
18.18-Carat Natural Unheated Burmese Mogok “Pigeon’s Blood” Ruby and Diamond Ring; Diamonds together weighing approx. 9.65 carats (Lot 80)
Estimate: HK$ 7,500,000 – 9,500,000／US$ 962,000 – 1,218,000
Natural Burmese rubies are typically smaller in size, so those of 5 carats or above are very difficult to come by. Over the past decade, superior-quality Burmese rubies of an impressive size are like gold dust in the auction market. This true wonder of nature, weighing over 18 carats, was unearthed from the famed Mogok mine in Burma. Surrounded by a garland of brilliant white diamonds, the irresistible fiery ruby, displaying the most desirable “pigeon’s blood” crimson hue, is the epitome of opulence.
13.56-Carat Natural Untreated Colombian Muzo Emerald and Diamond Ring Diamonds together weighing approx. 5.50 carats (Lot 156)
Estimate: HK$ 6,500,000 – 9,500,000／US$ 833,300 – 1,218,000 Among emeralds, those originating from the Muzo mines in Colombia are the rarest, and are celebrated for their vibrant, lush green hue. This highly-coveted quality is known as “oil drop” by the locals, indicating a hue so rich and saturated that it seems as if oil could drip from them. At 13.56 carats, this emerald is a proud native of Muzo. Free of any oil enhancements, it is endowed with a mesmerising green and unrivalled clarity, making it an outstanding possession that deserves pride of place in any private collection.