On June 8th, Tianchen International auction house will hold its spring sale of jewelry and jadeity in Hong Kong. This will feature a “no reserve” section of 70 lots and included in 360 lots of Chinese and Western diamonds and gemstones.
The total sale of these jewels are expected to achieve more than $40 million, equivalent to HKD 300 million.
Stewart Young, the director of Tiancheng International’s jewelry department, said, “The spring is a nourishing season that gives rise to unlimited possibilities in nature, the spirit of which closely aligns with Tiancheng International’s motto. With youthfulness and innovation as our determining motivation, we aim to explore new frontiers in the Asian auction market, presenting to our valued collectors a rich variety of finest jewels. Seeing this interesting linkage, we decidedly use ‘Springtime Blossom’ as our auction’s theme, in the hope of celebrating the blooming array of precious jewels. This spring, we have amassed not only the usually sough-after items, but also a series of ‘rising stars’ in the market.”
Amongst the many highlights of the sale is a five strand natural saltwater pearl and diamond necklace, featuring 539 round pearls measuring between 12.55 millimeters to 4 millimeters with a presale estimate of $1.03 million – $1.54 million. Another highlight is a 39.24-carat natural, untreated Pamir spinel and diamond ring with a presale estimate of $450,000 – $580,000.
Tiancheng International will also include top jadeite pieces ranging from top old-mine jadeite, designer jadeite and a series of jadeite cabochons. It will also present other varieties such as white jade ornaments, pendants, and bangels as well as some red carnelian treasures.
Noteworthy pieces include a natural jadeite leaf, ruby and yellow diamond and diamond pendant with a pair of matching pendent earrings, together are priced to sell between $1.9 – $2.56 million.
The top sapphire at the sale is a 30.91-carat, natural unheated Burmese sapphire and diamond ring. It’s pre-sell estimate is valued at $900,000 – $1.1 million. (pictured above)