A fancy deep greyish yellowish green « Chameleon » diamond and coloured diamond ring

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A fancy deep greyish yellowish green « Chameleon » diamond and coloured diamond ring. Estimate HK$1,050,000 – HK$1,250,000 ($135,584 – $161,410). Price Realized HK$1,295,750 ($167,318). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2004

The oval-cut fancy deep greyish yellowish green diamond weighing 8.33 carats in the pavé-set pink diamond and diamond surround, to the 18k pink gold hoop with interspersed pink diamond and diamond details, ring size 5½

With report no. 13442241 dated 30 June 2004 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is fancy deep greyish yellowish green, natural colour, VS2 clarity. With additional comments stating that the colour of this stone changes temporarily when gently heated, or when left in darkness for a period of time and is known in the trade as « Chameleon »

CHRISTIE’S. MAGNIFICENT JEWELLERY AND JADEITE JEWELLERY, 2 November 2004, Hong Kong

A light blue diamond and diamond ring

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A light blue diamond and diamond ring. Estimate HK$1,200,000 – HK$2,000,000 ($154,954 – $258,256). Price Realized HK$4,991,750 ($644,575). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2004

The cut-cornered rectangular-cut light blue diamond weighing 14.81 carats, to the circular-cut pink diamond shoulders and 18k pink gold hoop, ring size 6

With report no. 13658693 dated 18 August 2004 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is light blue, natural colour, VS1 clarity

THE PROPERTY OF AN ASIAN COLLECTOR

CHRISTIE’S. MAGNIFICENT JEWELLERY AND JADEITE JEWELLERY, 2 November 2004, Hong Kong

A fancy vivid yellow diamond and diamond ring

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A fancy vivid yellow diamond and diamond ring. Estimate HK$4,800,000 – HK$6,500,000 ($619,814 – $839,332). Price Realized HK$5,439,750 ($702,424). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2004

The circular-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 8.62 carats flanked to each side by a pear-shaped diamond weighing 1.05 and 1.05 carats, to a bevelled platinum hoop, ring size 5¾

With report no. 10651454 dated 3 June 2004 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 8.62 carat diamond is fancy vivid yellow, natural colour, VS1 clarity

With duplicate report nos. 8466715 and 8655547 dated 8 June 1994 and 11 September 1995 respectively from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 1.05 carat diamonds are both D colour, internally flawless clarity

CHRISTIE’S. MAGNIFICENT JEWELLERY AND JADEITE JEWELLERY, 2 November 2004, Hong Kong

An exceptional emerald and diamond ring

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An exceptional Colombian emerald and diamond ring. Estimate HK$3,000,000 – HK$4,000,000 ($387,384 – $516,512). Price Realized HK$3,983,750 ($514,414). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2004

Set with a cushion-shaped emerald weighing 16.21 carats flanked to each side by a modified calf’s head-shaped diamond, mounted in platinum and 18k gold, ring size 5¼

With report no. 0405543 dated 25 May 2004 from the Gübelin Gemmological Laboratory stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin and shows no indications of clarity enhancement

Also with report no. CS 36913 dated 29 March 2004 from the American Gemological Laboratories stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin and with no clarity enhancement

CHRISTIE’S. MAGNIFICENT JEWELLERY AND JADEITE JEWELLERY, 2 November 2004, Hong Kong

A superb ruby and diamond ring, by Etcetera

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A superb Burmese ruby and diamond ring, by Etcetera. Estimate HK$8,700,000 – HK$12,000,000 ($1,123,414 – $1,549,536). Price Realized HK$8,799,750 ($1,136,294). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2004

The oval-cut ruby weighing 8.03 carat in the circular-cut diamond cluster surround and pear-shaped rose-cut diamond gallery, mounted in titanium and white gold. With jeweller’s mark for Etcetera

With report no. 42655 dated 14 April 2004 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin and shows no indications of heating

Also with report no. 0404519 dated 17 April 2004 from the Gübelin Gemmological Laboratory stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin and shows no indications of thermal enhancement

CHRISTIE’S. MAGNIFICENT JEWELLERY AND JADEITE JEWELLERY, 2 November 2004, Hong Kong

A pale green jade ‘lotus’ washer, 18th-19th century

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A pale green jade ‘lotus’ washer, 18th-19th century. Estimate £1,000 – 1,500 (€1,300 – 2,000). Photo: Bonhams.

Carved in relief to the underside with a delicately scrolling stem and lotus leaf, forming the foot, each side variously with a dragonfly and shell, the exterior carved overall to simulate the veining, the stone of pale grey-green tone with some russet flecks. 10.2cm (4in) long.

Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE

A pale green jade openwork plaque, Ming Dynasty

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A pale green jade openwork plaque, Ming Dynasty. Estimate £1,500 – 2,000 (€2,000 – 2,700). Photo: Bonhams.

Carved with a central bracket lobed panel enclosing a writhing dragon amongst scrolling foliage, on a ground of continuous swastika pattern panels. 13.2cm (5.1/4in) long.

Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE

A pale green jade fish and lotus pebble carving, Qing Dynasty

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A pale green jade fish and lotus pebble carving, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £500 – 1,000 (€670 – 1,300). Photo: Bonhams.

The fish carved with a lotus flower and leaf held in its mouth and curling round over the back, the stone of a very even pale green hue. 7.9cm (3 1/8in) long

Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE