Friday 23 August 2013

Christie’s Hong Kong to Hold Online-Only Jewelry Sale

Christie’s Hong Kong to Hold Online-Only Jewelry Sale

(IDEX Online News) –Christie’s in Hong Kong has announced that it will be holding its first online-only jewelry sale. Hong Kong Jewels will comprise more than 90 lots consisting of diamonds, colored stones, cultured pearls, jadeites and watches, most of which come from one private collection.

Highlights of the sale include a ruby and diamond pendent necklace, with a pre-sale estimate of $7,500-$10,000, a set of emerald and diamond necklace and ear pendants, estimated at $10,000-$15,000 and a set of cultured pearl, diamond and ruby necklace, ring and ear clips, which carry an estimate of $10,000-$15,000.

The sale marks the first time that jadeite jewelry pieces will be auctioned online. Top jadeite items include a group of carved jadeite and diamond pendants and a jadeite bangle and a group of jadeite, enamel, ruby and diamond jewelry.

The auction house says that for the past two years it has made a significant commitment to building an e-commerce platform and has piloted numerous online-only sales, including the first-ever Internet-exclusive auction for the Chinese works of art category, which was held in July.

The sale will open for bidding on September 19 and run through to October 3.