Counting celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Wendi Deng, Ivanka Trump and Li Bingbing as fans, independent jeweller Cindy Chao is known for her dramatic, sculptured and nature-inspired creations.
Her latest creation – the Maple Earrings – just fetched HK$1.375 million at Sotheby’s Spring Auction on Tuesdayas part of the Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Auction. The final bid, made by a New York collector, was almost double the initial estimation.
The Maple Earrings feature 26ct of diamonds and yellow diamonds, depicting the whimsical and delicate beauty of drifting maple leaves.
The tough challenges during the makings of the Maple Earrings may only be known by the craftsmen in our atelier, but the red-carpet-ready glamor of these earrings are appreciated by all. Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite sale is happening tomorrow afternoon HK time! #cindychao_artjewel #sothebys #auction #redcarpetready
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The Taiwan-born jeweller established her label – Cindy Chao The Art Jewellery – in 2004 and has shown her works at the 2016 Paris Biennale des Antiquaires and the 2017 Shanghai West Bund Art & Design Fair.