採金為絲，嵌玉綴翠 The Masterpieces Transcend Boundaries— Cindy Chao趙心綺
To celebrate its 40th anniversary in Asia, Sotheby’s Hong Kong collaborates with Cindy Chao to create the 2013 Black Label Masterpiece No. 19, an 8.03-carat unheated “Pigeon’s Blood” Burmese Ruby Ribbon Ring. The ring is the highlight of the anniversary auction and achieves US$3.84 million, setting a new record for an Asian contemporary art jewel
Employing cire perdue, an 18th century technique of crafting designs in lost-wax casting, each piece is an expression of her unique vision, appreciation of rare materials and interpretation of beautiful forms
Chao is most known for her limited-edition Black Label Masterpieces, White Label Collection and Annual Butterfly creations. Each butterfly takes more than 18 months to complete as thousands of gemstones are set on and around delicately-moulded wings. In 2010, she became the first Taiwanese jewellery artist to have her work inducted into the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History’s gem collection
Source: Sotheby’s and cindychao.com
Cindy conceives of CINDY CHAO Shanghai Maison as her home – an invitation- and appointment-only space that prepares collectors to be most emotionally receptive to the art jewels and allows them to immerse in Cindy’s exclusive creativity and artistry. It is destined to be a hidden gem in Shanghai.