SOURCE: Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited

September 16, 2015 06:15 ET

Chow Tai Fook Unveils the Cullinan Masterpiece: 'A Heritage in Bloom'

SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2015) -

  • Entrusted creation to world-renowned jewellery artist Wallace Chan
  • One of the rarest diamond masterpieces to emerge from contemporary China
  • Embodies Chow Tai Fook's heritage as a diamond expert

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited ("Chow Tai Fook" or the "Company"; collectively with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; HKEx Stock Code: 1929), the largest jeweller listed in Hong Kong and one of the world's top few by market capitalisation with 86 years' heritage, unveiled 'A Heritage in Bloom' -- one of the most significant diamond masterpieces of such creative and intricate artistry to have emerged from contemporary China on 3 September 2015.

Created by world-renowned jewellery artist Wallace Chan, the piece is centred upon 24 D-colour internally flawless (DIF) diamonds cut from the Cullinan Heritage, an exceptionally rare 507.55 carat Type IIA rough diamond Chow Tai Fook acquired in 2010, and subsequently spent three years cutting and polishing. The largest piece -- the 104 carat DIF brilliant round diamond with the highest possible cut grade of 3-Excellent -- is one of the largest of its kind ever made. 'A Heritage in Bloom' also boasts the singular quality of uniting an entire family of diamonds cut from the same rough stone within a single piece of jewellery, an artistic decision unheard of in a contemporary piece.

Dr. Henry Cheng, Chairman of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group said, "Today we complete a journey we began five years ago, and we could not be more proud of the exceptional and historic creation that has emerged. Continuing the Cullinan legend, the world-renowned Master Jewellery Artist Wallace Chan has brought the Cullinan diamonds to life. 'A Heritage in Bloom' embodies Chow Tai Fook's commitment to Chinese culture, patronage of the arts and status as a diamond expert. We consider it to be a work of art that will last the ages as the crown jewel of the Chow Tai Fook brand."

'A Heritage in Bloom' also brings together thousands of white diamonds and hundreds of pink diamonds, totaling 383.4 carat, as well as more than one hundred pieces of green jadeite and mutton fat white jade. The creation of this masterpiece represents more than 47,000 hours of effort and craftsmanship. Uniquely modular, it can be worn in 27 different styles, showcasing the sophistication of the design and exquisite composition that is beyond comparison.

"This is my very first collaboration with Chow Tai Fook," said Wallace Chan. "We have a shared dream -- to realise a creation that can be passed on from generation to generation with this once-in-a-lifetime encounter."

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Unveiling of the Cullinan Masterpiece: 'A Heritage in Bloom'
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