Sothebys Hong Kong Sale Achieves $8M
During the recent Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction, Burmese Rubies, colored diamonds, and various pieces from Cartier lead the sale which garnered more than $7.85 million, with 87.2% of the items sold by lot and 75.8% sold by value.
The top lot of the auction, a ruby and diamond necklace that is comprised of 50 carats of unheated “Pigeon’s Blood” Mogok Burmese rubies, and garnered $805,128. Set with 37 graduated oval rubies, the necklace is adorned with 42.70 carats of pear shaped and brilliant cut diamonds that is mounted in 18k yellow and white gold.
The Hong Kong Auction comprised of signed pieces, colored gemstones and diamonds, modern and vintage pieces, and a charity session that aided Operation Smile China Medical Mission. This organization provides free surgery to underprivileged children and young adults that have cleft lips or palates.
Other notable lots included a 13.88 carat fancy intense yellow and white diamond ring that sold for $466,667. A yellow diamond is flanked by two trapeze shaped diamonds that weigh 3 carats, and a Cartier Tiger clip brooch that is adorned with brilliant cut yellow diamonds, and white diamonds that conjoined weigh 9.95 carats, speckled by onyx, embellished by pear shaped emerald set eyes.