Hong Kong, May 26 :
A pear and cushion-shaped diamond and emerald necklace, having two Golconda diamonds, is expected to fetch up to $10 million at Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction here May 27.
“The former, the necklace’s centrepiece of imposing size, is the largest Golconda diamond ever available for auction in Asia,” a statement said Monday.
Golconda diamonds are often described as “diamonds of first water”, characterised by an almost indefinable water-clear appearance that attest to their diaphanous quality and a degree of transparency rarely seen in stones from other localities, it added.
The auction, consisting of over 300 lots, will unveil a 9.38 carats pear-shaped pink diamond, estimated to be worth between $5.8 million and $8.3 million.
Apart from this, a range of vividly saturated Burmese rubies and sapphires, Colombian emeralds and exclusive vintage pieces from Bulgari — an Italian jewellery and luxury goods company — among others will be a part of this auction.