Sotheby’s has announced it will bring a diamond and rock crystal bangle-bracelet from Cartier to auction in Hong Kong on 20 April for an estimated price of HK$40-65m (£3.8-6m).
The bracelet is a 63.66-carat pear-shaped white diamond.
The auctioneer will also bring a jadeite bangle weighing 277.673 carats to the sale, which was described by the SSEF laboratory as “a true treasure of nature”.
The bracelet took nearly 2,000 hours to create and is from the High Jewellery collection “L’Odyssée de Cartier – Parcours d’un Style” which pays homage to an Art Deco inspiration.
The sale is also distinguished by a wide range of signed jewellery, comprising half of the total offered lots with a selection from the houses of Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, Graff, Harry Winston, Hermes, Sotheby’s Diamonds, Van Cleef & Arpels and more.
The star lot of the sale, the diamond and rock crystal bangle-bracelet, combines a “phenomenal” diamond design and craftsmanship to represent a high jewellery collectible.