An impressive suite of diamond and coloured diamond jewellery. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011
The front of the necklace designed as a detachable swag composed of five graduated diamond flowerheads, three flowerheads mounted with a brilliant-cut Fancy Intense Yellow diamond of 3.57, 3.11 and 3.00 carats each, surrounded by a diamond cluster centre to the similarly-set diamond petals, alternated by two similarly-set diamond flowerheads, each mounted with a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 2.02 and 2.01 carats to the marquise-cut diamond petals, interspersed by connecting links of pear-shaped Fancy Vivid and Fancy Intense diamonds of yellow and orange hues and diamonds of foliate motif, suspended from a similarly-set necklace, the back of the necklace accented by brilliant-cut yellow diamond spacers, converts to form a tiara; with ear clips en suite composed of two brilliant-cut Fancy Intense Yellow diamonds weighing 3.52 and 3.49 carats each, with diamond-set leather fitted cases, necklace inner circumference 48.0cm, ear clips 3.5cm wide, tiara frame inner circumference 38.0cm. Estimate: $450,000 - $550,000 - Sold $542,500 to a Private.
Accompanied by eight reports dated from 27 August 2008 to 31 December 2008 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the eight brilliant-cut diamonds ranging from 2.01 to 1.01 carats are E colour, VS1 clarity
Accompanied by eleven reports dated from 22 March 2011 to 24 March 2011 from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stating that the eleven brilliant-cut diamonds ranging from 3.56 to 1.19 carats are natural, Fancy Intense Yellow, Internally Flawless to VS2 clarity.
Accompanied by copies of eight reports dated from 23 October 1997 to 19 November 1997 from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stating that the eleven pear-shaped diamonds ranging from 1.65 to 0.66 carats are natural, Fancy Intense Orange-Yellow and Fancy Intense to Fancy Vivid Yellow-Orange (4)
A rectangular-shaped fancy brownish greenish yellow diamond, of 25.01 cts,, SI1 clarity. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011
The ring mounted with a rectangular-shaped Fancy Brownish Greenish Yellow diamond weighing 25.01 carats flanked by two shield-shaped diamonds weighing a total of 2.40 carats to the openwork gallery with plain mount, ring size 7, stamped 'PT900' and '750'. Estimate: $280,000 - $350,000. Sold $410,500 to a Private
Accompanied by report no. 2125449893 dated 5 August 2010 from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stating that the diamond weighing 25.01 carats is Fancy Brownish Greenish Yellow, SI1 clarity
The necklace composed of a detachable pendant mounted with two graduated heart-shaped diamond collets weighing 5.77 and 4.01 carats each to the similarly-set graduated heart-shaped diamond neckchain, the matching ear pendants each suspending a heart-shaped diamond drop weighing 3.49 and 3.42 carats to the diamond surmount weighing 2.19 and 2.11 carats each, the ring mounted with a heart-shaped diamond weighing 2.00 carats to the tapered baguette-cut diamond shoulders with plain hoop, stamped '750', necklace 45.0cm long, pendant 4.0cm long, ear pendants 2.7cm long, ring size 6½. Estimate: $220,000 - $260,000 - Sold $266,500 to a Trade
Accompanied by seven reports dated from 7 November 1995 to 9 March 1998 from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and HRD Antwerp Diamond High Council (HRD) with the following details:
Report Date Colour Clarity Weight (carats) Cut
8762125 5 March 1996 F VS2 4.01 Heart
8628413 7 November 1995 F VS2 3.42 Heart
963226704 1 October 1996 G VS2 5.77 Heart
10058867 7 January 1997 G VS2 3.49 Heart
10313107 9 March 1998 G VS2 2.19 Heart
961732502 31 October 1996 I VS2 2.11 Heart
961732501 31 October 1996 I VS2 2.00 Heart (4)
An important natural pearl of 239.7 grains. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011
The baroque drop-shaped natural pearl weighing 239.7 grains (59.92 carats) to the circular-cut diamond foliate surmount and spectacle-set diamond chain, 42.0 cm long, with fitted case and book 'H. Bari and D.Lam, 'Pearls', published for the exhibition 'Pearls' at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, 2009. Estimate: 180,000 - $250,000 - Sold $254,500 to Anna Hu
Accompanied by report no. 0612198 dated 19 December 2006 from the Gübelin Gem Lab stating that the pearl is natural, saltwater
Literature: C.f H. Bari and D.Lam, 'Pearls', published for the exhibition 'Pearls' at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, 2009, p. 237 for an illustration of this pearl.
A rectangular-cut F colour diamond ring of 5.68 cts. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011
The rectangular-cut diamond weighing 5.68 carats to the plain claw mount, ring size 5½. Estimate:$160,000 - $180,000 - Sold $184,900 to a Private
Accompanied by report no. 5121526710 dated 7 September 2010 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond weighing 5.68 carats is F colour, VVS2 clarity
A circular and brilliant-cut diamond necklace. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011
Inspired by 'Art Deco' design, the front of the necklace composed of a swag of graduated brilliant-cut diamond collets suspended from a line of alternating brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds to the collet-set baguette-cut diamond neckchain with scrolling baguette-cut diamond detail, the diamonds weighing a total of 69.30 carats, inner circumference 36.0cm, stamped 'PT950'. Estimate:$100,000 - $120,000 - Sold $122,500 to a Private
A circular-cut diamond longchain. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011
Composed of two hundred and forty-nine spectacle-set brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of 63.00 carats, interspersed by eighty-one larger similarly-set diamonds weighing a total of 41.75 carats to the pavé-set diamond barrel clasp, 276.9cm long, Estimate $80,000 - $90,000. Sold $116,500 to a Private.
A circular-cut diamond ring 11.63 cts. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011
Mounted with a circular-cut diamond weighing 11.63 carats to the diamond-set openwork gallery with baguette-cut diamond shoulders and bifurcated plain hoop, ring size 5¾ Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Sold ($112,900 to a Private
A rectangular and marquise-cut diamond bracelet. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011
Of foliate motif, the seventeen graduated rectangular-shaped diamonds weighing a total of 20.46 carats interspersed by baguette-cut diamond bar spacers, flanked by a border of marquise-cut and pear-shaped diamonds weighing a total of 14.87 carats, 18.0cm long, stamped 'PT950'. Estimate $90,000 - $120,000. Sold $110,500 to a Private
Accompanied by sixteen reports dated from 18 December 2002 to 8 November 2007 from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stating that sixteen rectangular-shaped diamonds range from D to G colour, VS1 to SI1 clarity
A briolette-cut diamond pendant of 10.87 cts. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011
The briolette-cut diamond pendant weighing 10.87 carats to the brilliant-cut diamond surmount, suspended from a fine-link neckchain interspersed with a series of spectacle-set brilliant-cut diamonds, pendant 3.2cm long, necklace 44.5cm long Estimate $80,000 - $120,000 . Sold $110,500 to a Private
David Warren, Director and Head of Jewellery Dubai: comments "In a lively saleroom dominated by private collectors from the region diamonds and decorative jewels were the most popular areas of the sale. The natural pearl, the biggest we have ever offered in Dubai, sold for $254,500 and Anna Hu, the internationally known young contemporary jeweler was in great demand ".
Christie's. Important Jewels, 20 April 2011, Dubai www.christies.com