Pe­tal Power

Sotheby’s Di­a­monds cel­e­brates a decade of cre­ativ­ity with a spe­cial col­lec­tion of jewels

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Well known for dis­till­ing na­ture into wear­able jewels, Sotheby’s Di­a­monds has de­signed a com­mem­o­ra­tive col­lec­tion for its 10th birth­day in­spired by its most iconic de­signs. The brand has cre­ated many mem­o­rable jewels over the past decade for clients who missed out on pur­chas­ing cer­tain pieces dur­ing auc­tion cy­cles, and also for in­di­vid­u­als who pre­fer to stay out of the lime­light. Its unique part­ner­ship with Di­a­core, whose world-class ar­ti­sans have been cut­ting and pol­ish­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary di­a­monds for more than seven decades, pro­vides Sotheby’s Di­a­monds with a source of rare and im­por­tant loose stones that are ex­tremely dif­fi­cult to find on the mar­ket and may not ap­pear at auc­tion for years. This en­ables the brand to fo­cus on one-of-a-kind pieces de­signed around rare and im­por­tant stones.

Among the high­lights of the new an­niver­sary col­lec­tion is the Pink Di­a­mond Flower Brooch. It fea­tures 7.6 carats of fancy pink and D-colour flaw­less di­a­monds as the stun­ning pe­tals and leaves, mounted in plat­inum and 18K pink gold. Each pair of ear­rings in the Day Se­ries range, which is in­spired by Monet’s wa­ter lilies and Rouen Cathe­dral, has about 4 carats of bril­liant-cut di­a­monds. The Mid­night Ear­rings have a di­a­mond sur­rounded by lapis lazuli and onyx in 18K white gold, while the Sun­rise Ear­rings come in rose gold, with peach moon­stone and cor­nelian sur­round­ing the di­a­mond. Other high­lights in­clude an im­por­tant 20-carat cush­ion-cut D-colour in­ter­nally flaw­less (DIF) di­a­mond ring with pink di­a­mond shank, and a 13-carat pear-shaped DIF di­a­mond ring.

All the stones for the col­lec­tion were hand­picked by Patti Wong, who has been chair­man of Sotheby’s Di­a­monds since the brand was founded in 2005. She is also chair­man of Sotheby’s Asia. “We are pleased with our first 10 years,” says Wong, whose ex­pe­ri­ence has seen her be­come one of the most trusted di­a­mond ex­perts in the world. “We have built a strong foun­da­tion and de­sign for Sotheby’s Di­a­monds, and we are cur­rently eval­u­at­ing a num­ber of op­tions for ex­pand­ing the busi­ness to the next level.”

The an­niver­sary col­lec­tion is avail­able for pur­chase at the Sotheby’s Di­a­monds sa­lons in New York and Hong Kong as well as through ex­clu­sive ex­hi­bi­tions world­wide.

FLO­RAL SPARKLE The Pink Di­a­mond Flower Brooch is en­cir­cled by, clock­wise from bot­tom left, the Noon, Mid­night, Sun­rise, Dawn and Dusk ear­rings from the Day Se­ries, all by Sotheby’s Di­a­monds

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