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 Post subject: Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:38 am 
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For those curious as to what fine jadeite and exceptional jewels can realize in auction, when they are sold at the proper location!

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Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite
03 April 2018 | 1:30 PM HKT | Hong Kong


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 Post subject: Re: Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:28 pm 
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I always wonder when they say jewelry is "important" what in the world they mean by it.


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 Post subject: Re: Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite
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I think that question is answered with this auction preview. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite
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I believe that the term 'Important" describes an auction collection that consists of items of a certain high price and prestige range. They use the term "Magnificent" for auctions containing an even higher level of items. So you will see a few times each year the term "Important Gems/Jewelry" and a few times a year "Magnificent Gems/Jewelry". I think this convention is followed by Christie's, Sotheby's, and other auction houses.


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Oh. Thanks Steve.
I thought David was asking a redundant question......as every item in this auction is magnificently important.


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 Post subject: Re: Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite
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And here I always thought (for art auctions) it was reserved for the first pieces of an artist with a certain technique, or the first times of a technique (i.e. historically important).
I couldn't figure out how that would apply to many jewelry pieces - especially a jade bangle.


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Actually there is an "important" set of earrings in this list of "magnificent" jewelry.


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 Post subject: Re: Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite
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I would define important as a rare, collectable and desirable object.

Every piece of jewelry designed by Rene Lalique is important and magnificent.
Every piece of furniture made by Louis Marjorelle is important, not all are magnificent.


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