This intends to be a bigger sale than the February sale. Unusally, it is themed around jadeite pieces.
Of these, the expected top lot is a jadeite necklace. Joined by circular diamonds and a platinum clasp (signed ‘Cartier’), the piece is 530mm long and consists of 35 vivid green translucent beads.
WIth a distinctly marine feel, the valuable necklace is expected to bring HK$38m-50m (that’s up to US$6.44m).
Closely following this is an important and rare fancy vivid blue diamond known as the De Beers Millennium Jewel.
The pear-shaped blue diamond, which weighs 5.16 carats is flanked by two white, shield-shaped diamonds and mounted in platinum.
This is estimated at HK$36m-46m, (up to US$5.9m) but is almost more interesting than the other lot.
Last year, the biggest diamond sale of the year was a blue diamond sold by Sotheby’s in Geneva for US$10.5m, closely followed by a pink diamond sold by Christie’s in Hong Kong for US$10.3.
We will be awaiting the results of the sale, which takes place on April 7, as eagerly as Sotheby’s
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