Two masterpieces created by Chinese contemporary jewelry artist-designer Feng J will highlight the upcoming Phillips sale of jewels and jadeite in Hong Kong.
“Jardin de Giverny,” a pink-diamond necklace that can be detached to wear as a bracelet and a ring, is the most valuable of the 148-lot sale with a presale estimate of between HK$19 million and HK$25 million (US$2.5 million and US$3.2 million). The multifunction piece features a 19-carat fancy light pink diamond set on a variety of gemstones forming a garland.
A 22.08-carat, D color diamond ring, “Fountain of Diamonds,” resembles a spring fountain, with 95 circular bubbling hand-set diamond beads expressing the jet of water. The ring has a presale estimate of between HK$11.5 million and HK$15.5 million.
Feng J, 34, who was trained at the University of the Arts London, the Haute Ecole de Joaillerie in Paris, and the Gemological Institute of America in New York, drew inspiration from her time in Paris in designing these two pieces.
“My memory of visiting Claude Monet ’s garden at Giverny came across when I encountered this exceptional and rare 19-carat, fancy light pink diamond which is the centerpiece of the ‘Jardin de Giverny’ necklace,” she said in a statement via Phillips. “In addition, when I initially saw the 22.08-carat, D color diamond, I immediately knew this was the opportunity to creatively express my idea of depicting Paris’ fountains in jewelry.”
Feng J, who is based in Shanghai, is sought after by celebrities and high jewelry connoisseurs around the world for her pieces.
In addition to Feng J’s special creations for Phillips, this sale will also feature a selection of sapphires, emeralds, rubies, diamonds and natural pearls, alongside iconic signed pieces and unique designs by renowned jewelry houses including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Boucheron, Tiffany & Co and Graff .
Phillips did not disclose the estimated total of the sale, which will be held on Nov. 28 at the JW Marriott hotel in Hong Kong, and be livestreamed to bidders worldwide.
Other highlights include a rare and perfectly-matched pair of unheated 16.89- and 13.71- carat “Royal Blue” earrings, with a low estimate of HK$9.8 million, and a pair of clean, matching 3.34- and 3.03-carat unheated “pigeon’s blood” Burma ruby earrings with a low estimate of HK$3.8 million.