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Golconda leads at Christie's Hong Kong

The auction also boasts an array of rare coloured diamonds, including fancy orangy pink, fancy deep pink, fancy intense blue, fancy vividgreen blue, fancy intense green, fancy deep yellow green, fancy violet grey and fancy vivid yellow diamonds.

Having previously set multiple pink diamond auction records (The Vivid Pink,The Perfect PinkandThe Martian Pink), this season, Christie's Hong Kong will unveil buy bvlgari watches replica an important 9.38 carats pear shaped fancy intense pink diamond, once again reaffirming itsQueen of Pink Diamondtitle. In addition, two highly esteemed jadeite jewels by Chow Tai Fook, a number of D colour Flawless clarity Type IIa diamonds, a range of vividly saturated Burmese rubies and sapphires, Colombian emeralds and exclusive vintage pieces from Bulgari, Harry Winston and Van Cleef Arpels complete the sale.

The introduction of diamonds to the Western world is attributed to celebrated French traveller and gem merchant, Jean Baptiste Tavernier (1605 1689). During the 17th century, he travelled to India and brought back a spellbinding stock of diamonds that dazzled the French Court. These sparklers of extraordinary transparency came from Golconda, and a captivated King Louis XIV called them 'pools of crystal water'. 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.

They are often graded as Type IIa. Type IIa diamonds represent less than 2% of the world's production of gem quality diamonds; they are the purest form of diamonds and show exceptional optical transparency.

The magnificent Golconda diamond pendent necklace, which is named The Eye of Golconda is estimated for HK$66,500,000 80,000,000 / US$8,500,000 10,000,000. This Type IIa pear and cushion shaped diamond and emerald pendent necklace has two important Golconda diamonds, weighing replica bvlgari watches for women 40.05 and 6.76 carats respectively, and both graded by the GIA as D colour and internally flawless clarity.

Set with a pear shaped diamond weighing 40.05 carats, to the old mine cut diamond surmount weighing 6.76 carats, spaced by an octagonal shaped emerald weighing 0.87 carat and diamond beads, suspended from a double strand neck chain designed as a series of emerald roundels flanked by diamond beads, mounted in 18k white gold, 43.0 cm (length adjustable)

Accompanied by two reports nos. 1152940306 and 2155979599 dated 19 February 2014 and 12 March 2014 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 40.05 and 6.76 carat diamonds are D colour, internally flawless clarity; also accompanied by replica ladies bvlgari watches two supplemental letters from the Gemological Institute of America stating the 40.05 and 6.76 carat diamonds have been determined to be type IIa. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency. Type bulgari watch imitation IIa diamonds were first identified as originating from India (particularly from the Golconda region) but have since been recovered in all major diamond producing regions of the world. Among famous gem diamonds, the 530.20 carat Cullinan I and the 105.60 carat Koh i noor, are examples of Type IIa .

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