This fall, Phillips introduces the largest collection of fine jewelry in the company’s single-ownership history
Dedicated live auction in Hong Kong on November 26 with a concurrent online auction open for bidding from November 23 to December 2
Includes the largest collection of Zambian emerald jewelry to ever appear at auction
Phillips Jewels is honored to present a prestigious Middle Eastern collection with an estimate range of HK$96-134 million / US$12-17 million in Hong Kong in November. Two dedicated auctions will feature the largest single-owner jewelry collection ever offered at Phillips, with over 170 exquisite pieces of diamonds, gemstones, jewelry and timepieces acquired over three decades by an avid collector .
Sensational jewelry from an important Middle Eastern collection will be presented at a live auction on November 26 in Hong Kong after the Jewelry & Jadeite sale (11am HKT on November 26). The collection includes more than 130 lots of Burmese and Mozambican rubies, Colombian emeralds, Burmese sapphires, colorless and colored diamonds, among other fine and signed jewels. Alongside the live auction, an online auction titled Treasures of Zambia: an exceptional collection of emeralds will be open for auction from November 23 to December 2. Comprising over 45 lots of the finest and rarest Zambian emerald jewellery, this will be the largest collection of Zambian emeralds ever offered at auction.
Graeme Thompson, Global Head of Jewelry, Phillips, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been entrusted by a leading collector in the Middle East with this incredible collection which has been assembled over the past 30 years, showcasing some of the finest examples of gemstones and diamonds in superior quality. These jewels embody wonderful memories, marking significant chapters of his life, rich in colors, travels and encounters. Additionally, such a large and quality collection of Zambian emerald jewelry is a rare sight at auction, so it is incredibly exciting for us to be able to offer this special collection and put one of the most precious gems on earth on display. ‘honor. We anticipate strong interest in both sales of this incredible single-owner collection, given that it is the most comprehensive jewelry collection ever offered at Phillips. We look forward to good results and reaching a new milestone for Phillips Jewels. »
Sensational jewelry from an important Middle Eastern collection: A live auction will be held in Hong Kong on November 26 at 4 p.m. HKT
A necklace, ring and earrings set with Burmese sapphires and diamonds
Necklace: Estimate 650,000 to 850,000 HK$ / 83,000 to 110,000 US$
Earring: Estimate 250,000-350,000 HK$ / 30,000-45,000 US$
Ring: Estimate between 280,000 and 380,000 HK$ / 35,000 and 50,000 US$
Created by one of the world’s most discerning jewelry collectors, this important Middle Eastern collection includes a diverse range of beautiful jewelry including necklaces, brooches, rings, bracelets and earrings. The collection includes not only fine jewelry pieces, offering exceptional value, but also fine and wearable jewelry suitable for all occasions. Highlights include an exceptional necklace, bracelet, ring and earrings set with unheated Burmese diamonds and rubies, valued at HK$1.62 million / USD 204,000 (shown on page 1), a 7.07 carat D/Flawless diamond ring (estimate HK$3.2-4.8 million / US$400,000-600,000, shown on page 3), and a necklace, ring and earring set with beautiful Burmese unheated sapphires and diamonds, with an estimate of HK$1.18 million/US$150,000 (pictured right).
Treasures of Zambia: an exceptional collection of emeralds: An online auction on Phillips.com from November 23 to December 2
While Colombia has long been the most sought after in terms of emerald provenance, Zambian emeralds have become increasingly popular in recent years and are now rightly held in almost equal esteem to those of native origin. Colombian. Headlining this collection is a stunning 56.87 carat oil-free emerald and diamond necklace, with an estimate range of HK$6.5-8.5 million / 830,000-1 US$100,000 (shown on page 1). Other highlights include a 16.48-carat untreated emerald and diamond ring (estimate: HK$950,000 – HK$1.5 million / USD 120,000-200,000, pictured on page 4) and a pair of 8.13-carat and 8.27-carat untreated emerald and diamond earrings (estimate: HK$480,000-680,000/US$61,000-87,000, pictured on page 4)
Part of the proceeds from the sale of Treasures of Zambia: an exceptional collection of emeralds will benefit the Gemfields Foundation, the charitable arm of Gemfields, which directly supports community and conservation projects in Africa. This season, Phillips is also delighted to be working with Gemfields – a global supplier of responsibly sourced colored gemstones – to offer an educational masterclass on fine emeralds from Zambia, which will share their expertise and advice on collecting colored gemstones. .
The story behind the one-owner collection
This historic single-owner collection comes from a passionately skilled private collector from the Middle East, who began his collecting journey some 40 years ago, when his late father presented him with an Omega watch. Over the past four decades, he himself has had the privilege of traveling the world and has often made time to visit world-renowned museums and exhibitions, while actively participating in auctions. His personal knowledge and frequent associations with experts in the jewelry world have shaped and honed his knowledge to form one of the most comprehensive jewelry collections in the world.
Over the past 20 years, he has devoted half of his professional life and time to this passion. Its collection includes the finest, rarest and probably the largest collection of Zambian emeralds in existence, in addition to a variety of diamonds, Colombian emeralds, Burmese and Mozambican rubies. Anticipating an eventual and inevitable appreciation in the value of top-quality Zambian emeralds, he actively purchased to assemble this important collection of Zambian emeralds, believing that this development would be a natural and gradual process, as would the interest and demand for sapphires, migrated from a virtual monopoly of Kashmir, to include the finest specimens from Burma and Sri Lanka. On a more personal level, he draws parallels with his penchant for cigars and fine wines, as his preference for both has only grown over time as new varieties emerge and evolve around the world. . The same goes for his appreciation of diamonds, gemstones, jewelry and watches.
Jewels from the one-owner collection will travel to Taipei, Taichung, New York, Shenzhen, Geneva, Beijing and Shanghai in October and November, before returning to Hong Kong for an auction preview at the JW Marriott Hotel on 23 to November 26. To follow @Phillipsjewels to get the latest updates.