Three diamond jewellery pieces by designer Anna Hu are the stars of a charity sale by Christie's, which runs until July 13
Heart-shaped necklace in 18-karat white and red gold with a 27.02-carat pear-shaped fancy brown-yellow diamond centre stone and 305 white and fancy colour diamonds of 77 carats
18-karat red gold ring with 37 white and fancy colour diamonds of 2.2 carats and a 1.59 carat pear-shaped faint-brown diamond in the centre
A pair of 18-karat white gold and 18-karat red gold earrings with 224 white and fancy colour diamonds of 9.3 carats, each adorned with a 3-carat pear-shaped diamond
Three diamond jewellery pieces by Chinese designer Anna Hu are on offer at an online charity auction by Christie’s, which aims to raise US$420,000 for the families of healthcare workers who died in the fight against Covid-19.
The sale, which opened on July 3, will run until July 13.
Russian miner Alrosa provided more than 500 white and brown-toned fancy colour diamonds, including a 27-carat fancy brown-yellow stone, under its Diamonds That Care initiative for the three jewellery pieces designed by Hu.
The lots, which include a necklace, a ring, and a pair of earrings, are displayed on Christie’s website.
“The pandemic has shown us terrible examples of suffering, as well as amazing examples of how people are helping each other,” Hu was quoted as saying. “The overall idea of this jewellery set is to celebrate how people have been opening their hearts to one another. That’s why the most important element in these three pieces is the heart shape.”
To further encourage interest in the auction, Hu is donating her original design sketches.
Sergey Ivanov, CEO of Alrosa, commented, “Diamonds have always been an expression of the sincerest emotions. We want them to express our deep respect for medical professionals and the heroic deeds they have accomplished and to help them and their families.”