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The briolette necklace, the highlight of the Christie's sale on May 28.


The pink diamond rings from the Glajz Collection, on sale by the Ravenel International Art Group on May 26.

  Colored diamonds to feature strongly in late May auctions in Hong Kong


May 15, 2013


Colored diamonds will be at the top of the bill when a number of auction houses conduct jewelry sales at the end of May.

Among the sales will be the Christie's Magnificent Jewels Hong Kong on May 28, which will feature what the auction house has described as the largest briolette diamond ever to appear at an auction.

At the center of the 18K rose and white gold necklace is a marquise-cut purplish diamond, from which is a suspended a 75.36-carat D/IF briolette diamond. The necklace is estimated to sell at between $8.5 million and $12.5 million.

It is not the only color on display at the Christie's sale. Also on the block is an emerald and diamond necklace by Boucheron, comprising eight emeralds, each weighing 10 carats or more, set with a line of graduate old European and cushion-shaped diamonds. It has a pre-sale estimate of $3 million to $5 million.

Also on sale is a ruby and diamond ring by James W. Currens for Faidee, featuring a natural, pigeon blood colored oval-shaped ruby of 8.88 carats. Its pre-sale estimate is $2.3 million to $3.5 million

Two days earlier, at the Ravenel International Art Group will hold its fine jewels and jadeite sale at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. It will feature a pair of Argyle pink diamond rings from the Glajz Collection, which has a 410,000 to $540,000. One ring is set with a 1.20-carat fancy intense purplish-pink diamond and the second with a 1.21-carat fancy intense pink diamond ring.

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