HONG KONG, October 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- Sotheby's Diamonds Celebrates Ten Years of Exceptional Jewellery With Commemorative Collection
- Public Viewing: Sotheby's HK Autumn Sales Venue & Sotheby's Diamonds HK Salon
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, Sotheby's Diamonds is pleased to offer a commemorative collection of jewellery to mark the occasion. Sotheby's Diamonds is a unique joint venture between Sotheby's auction house and Diacore, a multinational diamond company focused on rare exceptional diamond craftsmanship. Sotheby's Diamonds' ten-year tradition of distilling nature as its primary design inspiration continues with the creation of the Pink Diamond Flower Brooch born out of the brand's iconic Tree Brooch, as well as the Day Series Earrings, which truly capture the variation of light throughout the day with an array of handpicked gemstones and diamonds. More extraordinary pieces will be unveiled in October.
Patti Wong, Chairman, Sotheby's Diamonds and Sotheby's Asia, enthuses, "We are pleased with our first ten years, during which we have built a strong foundation and design for Sotheby's Diamonds. We are currently evaluating a number of options for expanding the business to the next level. We look forward to bringing more exceptional designs, superb-quality diamonds and engaging experience to connoisseurs in our next decade."
Nir Livnat, Chairman, Diacore, says, "Over the past decade we have created a wonderful luxury brand that has enhanced Diacore's exceptional diamonds. We look to a future of expansion and growth for Sotheby's Diamonds, offering our unique jewellery and diamonds to connoisseurs around the globe."
The Sotheby's Diamonds Tenth Anniversary Collection led by the Pink Diamond Flower Brooch and Day Series Earrings will be on view 2-7 October during the preview of Sotheby's Hong Kong Autumn Sales at the Hong Kong Convention Centre, followed by extended public viewing at Sotheby's Diamonds Hong Kong Salon.
The Diamond Flower Brooch
Legend has it that a diamond represents the strength of a ten-year milestone. The Diamond Flower Brooch features fancy pink diamonds and D-colour flawless diamonds as a stunning interpretation of flora. Each diamond was cut and polished by the renowned Diacore Diamond Group and carefully handpicked by Sotheby's Diamonds to ensure that each diamond received worthy grades of polish, symmetry and proportion, which unlock the maximum potential for returning light to the eye. The dazzling diamond petals and surrealist curve of the 18k rose gold stem are a true metaphor for feminine beauty. This twist of iconic design distinguishes the first ten years of Sotheby's Diamonds as one of today's premier jewellers.
The Day Series Earrings
Inspired by Monet's Water Lilies and Rouen Cathedral series, the Day Series Earrings highlight the journey of light throughout the day. Working under the Impressionistic notion of Nature, Sotheby's Diamonds approaches this series as an aesthetic and technical challenge. The highest quality materials were painstakingly handpicked from a variety of gems among them the rare jadeite of Asia and Australian opal for the Series comprising six pairs of earrings ranging from Dawn, Sunrise, Noon, Dusk to Midnight and Midnight Sun to perfectly capture these moments and elements of light. Each material was crafted to frame the perfectly cut centre diamond as a way to maximise the reflection and refraction of light.
Each centring a round Brilliant-cut Diamond, the pair totalling 4.14 carats, mounted in 18k Rose Gold with a Peach Moonstone and Cornelian surround
Each centring a round Brilliant-cut Diamond, the pair totalling 4.01 carats, mounted in 18k White Gold with a Lapis Lazuli and Onyx surround.
Pink Diamond Flower Brooch
Stylised as a flower, centring a cushion-cut Fancy Purplish Pink Diamond with D-Colour Diamond and Fancy Intense Purple Pink Diamond petals and leaves, weighing a total of 7.60 carats, mounted in platinum and 18k rose gold with pink diamond detail.
About Sotheby's Diamonds
With a history going back more than two centuries, Sotheby's enjoys close and long-lasting relationships with collectors and jewellers around the world and has had the honour of bringing to the market numerous rare and important diamonds via both auction and private sales. In response to the rising demand for top-quality diamonds, Sotheby's Diamonds (http://www.sothebysdiamonds.com) was established in 2005 as a unique partnership between the world's oldest international auction house and Diacore, renowned experts in cutting and polishing extraordinary diamonds for over seven decades.
Catering to the various needs of diamond connoisseurs, Sotheby's Diamonds specialises in a comprehensive range of services made available year-round regardless of the auction calendar and free of commission, from sourcing important top-quality diamonds rarely seen on the market and complementing them with bespoke designs, to presenting original and meticulously handcrafted diamond jewellery.
A multinational diamond company, Diacore (http://www.diacore.com) has diversified interests in the diamond industry providing rough and polished diamonds to customers around the world. The company has manufacturing facilities in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and New York and has established its leadership in crafting rare, exceptional diamonds as well as unique high-end jewellery. Diacore has a global presence in Antwerp, London, Switzerland, New York, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Gaborone and Windhoek.
SOURCE Sotheby’s Diamonds