Know Your C’S

Hong Kong Tatler - - Trends -

Auc­tion house Bon­hams shares Gem­fields’ en­thu­si­asm for the seg­ment; it pro­claimed 2015 the “Year of the Coloured Gem­stones” thanks to the at­ten­tion the gem has re­ceived on the red car­pet and in the auc­tion rooms. Coloured gem­stones reigned supreme at the Bon­hams Fine Jew­ellery Sale in Lon­don, with Jean Ghika, Bon­hams’ di­rec­tor of jew­ellery for Europe, re­mark­ing that sales of coloured gem­stones were up by as much as 10 times their pre­sale es­ti­mate. Clearly, the fu­ture is look­ing bright—and green—in­deed.

Be­fore you rush to your go-to jew­eller to get your hands on that pre­cious green, whether for your­self, as an heir­loom or as an in­vest­ment,

make sure to bear these things in mind:

FINE DE­SIGNS Clock­wise from left: Joséphine ring by Chaumet; Scroll neck­lace by Graff; Elling­ton bangle and Mod­ern Art Deco ear­rings by Anna Hu

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