A Rare and Impressive Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Dress Ring, by Cindy Chao
Lot 575
A Rare and Impressive Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Dress Ring,
by Cindy Chao
Sold for HK$ 9,100,000 (US$ 1,165,736) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Rare and Impressive Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Dress Ring, by Cindy Chao A Rare and Impressive Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Dress Ring, by Cindy Chao A Rare and Impressive Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Dress Ring, by Cindy Chao A Rare and Impressive Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Dress Ring, by Cindy Chao A Rare and Impressive Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Dress Ring, by Cindy Chao
A Rare and Impressive Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Dress Ring, by Cindy Chao
The oval-cut fancy pink-purple diamond, weighing 4.23 carats, within a stylised ribbon frame, pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, extending to the hoop, highlighted by a cushion-shaped diamond, diamonds approximately 4.80 carats total, signed Cindy Chao, ring size 4½, with original pouch

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the diamond is natural Fancy Pink-Purple colour and SI1 clarity. Report number 15308718, dated 23 February 2015.

    4.23克拉天然彩粉紫色SI1淨度鑽石配鑽石戒指,趙心綺
    其餘鑽石共重約4.80克拉,戒指尺寸4½,附GIA證書, 附原裝袋

    For a similar example, see the 1.51 carat cushion-shaped Fancy Intense Pink-Purple diamond sold for HK$2,320,000 at Bonhams Rare Jewels and Jadeite auction, numbered 22885, lot 669 on 3 June 2015.

    類似的例子可見於一枚1.51克拉天然枕形濃彩粉紫色鑽石曾於2015年6月3日在香港邦瀚斯珍罕珠寶及翡翠拍賣中售得HK$2,320,000,拍賣編號為22885,拍品669。

    Please note live online bidding will not be available for this lot.
    請注意此拍品不接受網上即時競投

    Influenced by the artistic heritage of her family, Cindy Chao started her design career after graduating from the renowned F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology) and G.I.A (Gemological Institute of America), in New York.
    With a keen sense of fashion and design, in both western and eastern markets, Cindy Chao established her first showroom in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2004, under the name 'The Art Jewel'.
    Drawing on techniques from the 18th century, and with the desire to break boundaries and redefine high jewellery, Cindy Chao's goal was to handmake each jewel as a miniature work of art, therefore presenting rare, unique, bold and sculptural jewels to connoisseurs of jewellery and her distinguished group of collectors.
    Further to exhibiting at various prominent museums around the world, such as the Tokyo Mori Art Museum in Japan, Beijing's Today Art Museum in China and at Masterpiece London, Cindy Chao has also had the great honour of being invited to bestow an iconic piece of her work to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, in the USA.

    深受家庭藝術傳統的影響,Cindy Chao(趙心綺)在紐約著名的F.I.T.(時裝技術學院)和G.I.A(美國寶石學院)畢業後開始了她的設計事業。

    憑藉對東西方時装及設計的敏銳觸覺,Cindy Chao(趙心綺)於2004年在台灣台北市成立了首個展覽室,名為"藝術珠寶"。

    借鑒18世紀的工藝,欲打破界限及重新將高級珠寶定義,Cindy Chao(趙心綺)的目標是將手工製作的每一件珠寶成為微型藝術作品,為珠寶鑑賞家和她卓越的顧客們提供稀有,獨特,大膽和雕塑造型的珠寶。

    繼Cindy Chao(趙心綺)在世界各地的著名博物館展覽之後,其中包括日本的東京森美術館,北京今日藝術博物館和倫敦大師展,她還非常榮幸地被美國史密森尼國家自然歷史博物館邀請,展示她的一件甚有代表性作品。


    Over two hundred and fifty tons of rock needs to be processed in order to yield just one carat of diamond. Every year more than one hundred and twenty million carats of diamonds are mined, of which only twenty percent are of gem quality that can be used in jewellery. Of that, less than 0.001% holds sufficient saturation of colour to be categorised as a 'fancy coloured diamond'.

    Fancy Purple and variations of the colour like natural Fancy Pink-Purple, and Fancy Pinkish-Purple diamonds are very rare. No more than a handful have been recorded at auction world-wide within the last twelve years. The cause of colour for purple diamonds is crystal distortion, however, it is believed that the presence of hydrogen may be partly responsible for their hue.

    Particularly scarce and highly esteemed, purple diamonds connote royalty, power and honour. One was recently assessed by the British Gemmological Institute to be the most valuable natural object in existence, based on weight.


    要找到1克拉的鑽石,需要加工處理超過250頓岩石。每年開採的超過1 億 2000 萬克拉的鑽石中僅20%可製作鑲嵌成耀眼生輝的珠寶首飾。而在這其中,只少於 0.001%的鑽石擁有足夠的顏色飽和度,可被歸類為 '彩色鑽石'。

    彩紫色鑽石,及其衍生色如天然彩粉紫色鑽石, 及帶粉色的彩紫色鑽石都是非常罕見的。在過去的十二年, 只有非常少量的此類鑽石出現在全球的拍賣會場上。紫色鑽石的顏色成因是晶體變異,不過也有說法認為因含有氫也會影響其顏色的可能。

    紫色鑽石的高度稀缺和受人追捧使他成為皇室,權貴及榮譽的象徵。紫色鑽石被英國的寶石學會評價,若以重量為計算標準,會是最高價值的自然物質。
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