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Luxeford to Hold Fine Jewels Sale in May

Apr 23, 2013 4:04 AM   By Luxeford
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Press Release: Edmond Chan, the head of jewelry Asia at Luxeford, issued the following notice for the company's upcoming fine jewels sale: In recent trade shows we have seen the imbalance of demand and supply in high-value gemstones, coupled with the inconsistent sources of exquisite rough stones, consequently leading to the scarcity of both polished stones and finished jewelry; the market is flooded with consumers in search of quality items that are worthy of buying.

With the onset of springtime, the underlying theme in our May 2013 auction is depicted in an array of important semi-precious stones, embodying the delightful palette of nature. In celebration of the marvelous shades and hues, our most coveted items include:

An extraordinary pair of natural conch pearl ear pendants – suspended conch pearl drops, exhibiting alluring orient and flame of salmon-colored orange-pink, the most sought-after hue – at an estimated value of $155,000 (HKD 1.2 million). Conch pearls can hardly be obtained from the beautiful Queen Conch, hence very few can be selected to form a matching pair. The extremely scarce and valuable duo are accentuated by the luster of the gray natural pearl surmounts.

A splendid jadeite and diamond leaf pendant at an estimated value of $120,000 (HKD 900,000). The enchanting emerald green color and high translucency spells freshness and vitality. Other jadeite objects of grandeur encompass a cylindrical jadeite band of bright green color and good translucency of estimated value at $206,000 (HKD 1.6 million), as well as a necklace comprising graduated lavender jadeite beads of glassy translucency, the center bead measuring 15.17 mm.

The connoisseur will be enticed by the exquisite Tanzanian natural ruby and diamond ring. The untreated, oval-cut 7.11-carat ruby has a presale estimate at a minimum of $360,000 (HKD 2.8 million). Without having undergone thermal treatment, the exceptional combination of its saturated and homogeneous color, high level of glassy translucency and finely proportioned cut is rare in natural rubies of such size.

This auction also features a private selective collection of accessories showcasing a pleasurable array of colors portrayed in an assortment of gemstones, highlighted by: an unheated triangular-cut yellowish-green grossularite garnet ring/pendant, 33.08 carats, of East African origin; a rare untreated step-cut pastel blue aquamarine pendant, 16 carats; a natural Mexican fire opal ring, 10 carats. The kaleidoscopic displays of colors embodied in the items are a charming range.

With spring in the air, our focal point casts light on Catherine Sauvage, an important designer based in the prestigious Königsallee (Kings-Street) in Düsseldorf. Her stupendous signature brooch centering upon an en tremblant 57.90-carat aquamarine blossoms through its avant-garde floral design, bringing an exquisite blend of French savoir-vivre and German precision.

We are also most honored to present a masterpiece of Wallace Chan, the internationally renowned Asian craftsman. The truly precious rock crystal carving, circa 1998, is reminiscent of the remarkable sculptor and jeweler’s earliest batch of works, whose adaptations were dominated by serene themes of the Buddha and Guan Yin (The Goddess of Mercy).

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